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 5 - Sparring Partners

When Briggs and Louis get carried away at a riot training exercise, Cottam sends them undercover with PC Hendry as a boxer, his trainer and manager, investigating an illicit doping ring.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th March 1994
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Tim Healy Ronny Goodall
Nicholas Monu Danny Hendry
Stan Nelson Rioter
Len Trusty Barry 'The Bull' Kincaide
Gabe Cronnelly Sparring Partner
Eric Mason Shorty
Kate Rhodes Laws' Secretary
Brian Croucher Harry Laws
Gary Delaney Skipping Boxer
Gary Mason Spitting Boxer
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer

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