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 4, Episode 1 - The Great Escaper

Bob and Dave are sent up north to escort an escaped prisoner across the Yorkshire Moors by train. Whatever could possibly go wrong?

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th February 1996
Time
8:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Hugh Dennis Seth
Russell Hunter Spanner (Escaped Criminal)
Bryan Pringle Fatha
Ken Kitson Farmer
Anthony Lewis First Boy
Toni Galacki Second Boy
Sean Patterson Police Officer
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Nic Phillips Executive Producer
Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see production designer, composer & editor credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?