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 6 - Twitchers

Bob and Dave find themselves birdwatching when an incredibly rare nest is discovered - home to a pair of breeding red kites and their eggs, under threat from illegal collectors.

Broadcast details

Monday 13th February 1995
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
Guest cast
Bill Oddie Professor Rose
Pat Roach P.C. Drake
Roger Walker Barman
George Malpas Bumpkin
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Steve Knight Director
Ed Bye Producer
Nic Phillips Executive Producer
Graham Hutchings Editor
Andy Hamilton Production Designer
Keith Strachan Composer
Matthew Strachan Composer