The Detectives. Image shows from L to R: Dave Briggs (Robert Powell), Bob Louis (Jasper Carrott). Copyright: Celador Productions.

The Detectives

BBC One sitcom about incompetent detectives. 31 episodes (5 series), 1993 - 1997. Stars Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and George Sewell.

Series 2, Episode 4 - Dutch Cops

Having volunteered for a stint on Customs & Excise duty with dreams of a posting in sunny climes, Bob and Dave find themselves trapped in a pilchard lorry on its way from Felixstowe to Holland.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd March 1994
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Herbert Lom Van der Dyck
James Ellis Customs Officer
Nick Brimble Jan
Glyn Grimstead Lorry Driver
Maya Woolfe Secretary
Paul Kynman Ruud
Ralph Van Dijk Dutch Sergeant
Richard Huw Waiter
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer

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