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 5, Episode 1 - Special Branch

Cottam sends the boys undercover on an unofficial mission when family and work become intertwined, as a group of environmentalists attempt to halt the building of a bypass.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 14th January 1997
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
Sandy Hendrickse Emily
Midge Taylor Landlord
Rupert Holliday Evans (as Rupert Holliday-Evans) Skunk
Grace Mattaka Fiona
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Nic Phillips Producer
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