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 3 - The Beast Of Hackney Marshes

Whilst half of the station practices their routines for D Division Variety Night, Cottam receives worrying rumours of a real wild bear loose in Hackney.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th January 1997
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jasper Carrott Bob Louis
Robert Powell Dave Briggs
George Sewell Superintendent Cottam
Guest cast
Tony Selby Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson
Lee Cornes Doctor Pete
Mark Steel Pike (Second Copper)
Dicken Ashworth Derek (Landlord)
Olivia Nash Olivia
Peter Lovstrom Haydn Hunter
Angela Curran Dinner Lady
Gwenan Edwards TV Reporter
Martin Sadler Tom
Jason Hall Ronnie
Writing team
Steve Knight Writer
Mike Whitehill Writer
Production team
Graeme Harper Director
Nic Phillips Producer

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