The Detectives

The Detectives (1993)

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Creator: Jasper Carrott
  • First Air Date: 1993-01-27
  • Last Air Date: 1997-02-18
  • Total Seasons: 5
  • Total Episodes: 29
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 25 min.
  • Production Company: Celador Productions
  • Network: BBC one
star 6.8/10
From 12 Ratings


The absurd adventures of two defective detectives, who - despite unbelievable incompetence - somehow manage to solve their cases (or be nearby when the cases are solved) and retain their jobs.

  • Keywords: spoof, police detective, spin off, sitcom
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    The Detectives Seasons

    Season 0

    First Air Date: 1995-12-23
    2 Episodes

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1993-01-27
    6 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1994-03-02
    6 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 1995-01-09
    6 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 1996-02-15
    5 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 1997-01-14
    6 Episodes

    The Detectives Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Wells Gray Gunman60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Project Hitchhiker60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Trick or Treat60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Father's Day60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Stranger Calling60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Burning Season60 min
    Season 1Episode 7She Said60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Home60 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Walk Home60 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Second Chance60 min
    Season 2Episode 3Nine Shots60 min
    Season 2Episode 4Jackie60 min
    Season 2Episode 5Small Town Murder60 min
    Season 2Episode 6The Last Fare60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Hatred60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Master Manipulator60 min
    Season 3Episode 1Mother and Son60 min
    Season 3Episode 2Out of Lies60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Starting Over60 min
    Season 3Episode 4Project Houston60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Project Prism60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Officer Down60 min
    Season 3Episode 7The Cottage Country Killer60 min
    Season 3Episode 8Murder on the Causeway60 min
    • Robert Powell

      as Dave Briggs
    • George Sewell

      as Superintendent Cottam
    • Jasper Carrott

      as Bob Louis
    Writing Mike Whitehill Writer
    Sound Matthew Strachan Music
    Sound Keith Strachan Music
    Art Andy Hamilton Production Design
    Production Nic Phillips Producer
    Writing Steve Knight Writer
    Crew Barry Noakes Cinematography
    Production Ed Bye Producer
    Production Susie Parriss Casting
    Editing Mark Sangster Editor
    Costume & Make-Up Rebecca Allen Costume Design
    Sound Nigel Davis Sound Recordist