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 3, Episode 2 - Flash

The morning after the Met Police Gala, Bob and Dave are sent to interview a suspected flasher at Paddington Green. Meanwhile, an obscure junior aristocrat finds himself on a drugs charge.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th January 1995
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Francis Matthews Duke of Connemara
Michael Troughton Marquess of Tipperary
Richard Syms Janitor
Gary Beadle Uniformed Constable
Alan David Sergeant
Cal McCrystal Flash Gordon
Simon Slater D.I. Simpson
Eamonn Walker D.I. Tyler
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Ed Bye Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer

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