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 6 - Rear Window

Stuck in his flat with a broken arm and leg following an incident during police dog training, Bob believes he witnesses a neighbour murdering his wife in the middle of the night.


This episode is a meticulous spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 suspense-thriller, Rear Window.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th April 1994
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
Guest cast
Gareth Hunt Mr Sharpe
Louisa Rix Mrs Sharpe
Tony Selby Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson
Julie T. Wallace W.P.C. Sandy Taylor
Roy Smiles P.C. 'Trev' Hamilton
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer

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