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The Detectives (1993–1997)

TV Series | 50 min | Comedy, Crime

In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... all of them hopelessly wrong.See moreIn the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... all of them hopelessly wrong. Written by Anonymous See less
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Updated Jan 27, 1993

Release date (First episode)
Jan 27, 1993 (United Kingdom)

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267 cast members
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Jasper Carrott
Bob Louis Bob Louis   See fewer
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Robert Powell
Dave Briggs Dave Briggs   See fewer
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George Sewell
Superintendent Cottam Superintendent Cottam   See fewer
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Frank Windsor
Chief Superintendent / Superintendent 2 Chief Superintendent / Superintendent 2   See fewer
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9
Tony Selby
Nozzer / Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson Nozzer / Sgt. 'Nozzer' Richardson   See fewer
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Mark Steel
Pike / Second copper Pike / Second copper   See fewer
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Dicken Ashworth
Landlord / Derek Landlord / Derek   See fewer
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Lee Cornes
Doctor Pete / Dr. Pete Doctor Pete / Dr. Pete   See fewer
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Simon Slater
D.C. Quirke / D.I. Simpson D.C. Quirke / D.I. Simpson   See fewer
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Max Digby
D.C. Hopkins / Hopkins D.C. Hopkins / Hopkins   See fewer
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Anthony Valentine
Chaffeur / Grey Wolf Chaffeur / Grey Wolf   See fewer
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Jason Hall
Policeman in Briefing / Ronnie Policeman in Briefing / Ronnie   See fewer
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Kristy Bruce
Olivia Olivia   See fewer
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Pete Pastore
Briefing Sgt. Briefing Sgt.   See fewer
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Jon Cartwright
Earl of Lisson Earl of Lisson   See fewer
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Nigel Davenport
Sir Arthur Andrews Sir Arthur Andrews   See fewer
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Eddie Webber
Bank Robber Bank Robber   See fewer
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Leo Dolan
Frightened Man Frightened Man   See fewer
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Emily Ford Emily Ford   See fewer
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Bill Oddie
Professor Rose Professor Rose   See fewer
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Spanner Spanner   See fewer
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Sandy Hendrickse
Emily Cottam Emily Cottam   See fewer
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Brian Martell
Rattlesnake Jack Rattlesnake Jack   See fewer
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Olivia Olivia   See fewer
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Jerry Palmer Jerry Palmer   See fewer
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James Mitchell James Mitchell   See fewer
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Farmer Farmer   See fewer
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Bride's Mother Bride's Mother   See fewer
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First Old Lady First Old Lady   See fewer
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Detective Simpson Detective Simpson   See fewer
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Club Steward Club Steward   See fewer
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Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
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Santa 1 Santa 1   See fewer
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Ronnie Richardson Ronnie Richardson   See fewer
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Janitor Janitor   See fewer
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Barman Barman   See fewer
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Oliver Young
Uniformed Officer Uniformed Officer   See fewer
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Roberts Roberts   See fewer
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Masseur Masseur   See fewer
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Polish Joe Polish Joe   See fewer
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Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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McKenna McKenna   See fewer
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Uniformed Constable Uniformed Constable   See fewer
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Sutton Frobisher Sutton Frobisher   See fewer
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Second Policeman Second Policeman   See fewer
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Groom Groom   See fewer
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Landlord Landlord   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Seargent Seargent   See fewer
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Bumpkin Bumpkin   See fewer
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First Boy First Boy   See fewer
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Superintendent Simmons Superintendent Simmons   See fewer
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Hawkeye Hawkeye   See fewer
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Edwards Edwards   See fewer
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Second Boy Second Boy   See fewer
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Bryant Bryant   See fewer
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Haydn Smailes Haydn Smailes   See fewer
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William the Conqueror William the Conqueror   See fewer
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First copper First copper   See fewer
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Fat Reg Fat Reg   See fewer
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Ronnie Ronnie   See fewer
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Big Bird Big Bird   See fewer
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Cabbie Cabbie   See fewer
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Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Chambermaid Chambermaid   See fewer
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1st Blind Date Woman 1st Blind Date Woman   See fewer
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Hughie Hughie   See fewer
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Sarah Reid Sarah Reid   See fewer
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King Harold King Harold   See fewer
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Policeman at Court Policeman at Court   See fewer
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Sister Watts Sister Watts   See fewer
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Charlie Hungerford Charlie Hungerford   See fewer
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Football Commentator Football Commentator   See fewer
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2nd Blind Date Woman 2nd Blind Date Woman   See fewer
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Uniformed Officer Uniformed Officer   See fewer
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Dr. Phibes Dr. Phibes   See fewer
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W.P.C. W.P.C.   See fewer
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Camilla Camilla   See fewer
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Third copper Third copper   See fewer
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Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Gilroy Gilroy   See fewer
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Barman Barman   See fewer
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Young girl #1 Young girl #1   See fewer
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Collapsing old gentleman Collapsing old gentleman   See fewer
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Duke of Connemara Duke of Connemara   See fewer
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Jet Ski Owner Jet Ski Owner   See fewer
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Old Man in flats Old Man in flats   See fewer
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Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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Joanne Joanne   See fewer
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Mr. Hawthorne Mr. Hawthorne   See fewer
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Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Surgeon Surgeon   See fewer
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Guest At Bar Guest At Bar   See fewer
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Mr Smith Mr Smith   See fewer
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Gangster Gangster   See fewer
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Young man 1 Young man 1   See fewer
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Woman in flats Woman in flats   See fewer
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Young Super Young Super   See fewer
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Master Of Ceremonies Master Of Ceremonies   See fewer
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Young girl #2 Young girl #2   See fewer
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Stable Hand Stable Hand   See fewer
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Sir Lionel Case Sir Lionel Case   See fewer
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Young Ronnie Young Ronnie   See fewer
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Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Miss Red Button Miss Red Button   See fewer
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