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Season 7 Episode 1

Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Aired Tuesday 10:15 PM Apr 22, 1993 on Channel 4
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In a sequel to The Bullshitters, Bonehead and Foyle are called in to solve a 70s-style murder. Unfortunately, so are 70s detectives Shouting George of The Weeney and Jason Bentley of Department Z, and 90s Northern detective Dave Spanker.

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    Keith Allen

    Keith Allen

    Bonehead/The Gourmet Detective

    Guest Star

    Jim Broadbent

    Jim Broadbent

    George

    Guest Star

    Jim Carter

    Jim Carter

    Commander

    Guest Star

    Peter Richardson

    Peter Richardson

    Foyle/Jason Bentley

    Recurring Role

    Phil Cornwell

    Phil Cornwell

    Dave Spanker

    Recurring Role

    Gary Beadle

    Gary Beadle

    Ronnie

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      • In an interview Peter Richardson stated that they were going to get the real Jason King, presumable meaning Peter Wyngard, but said that he was "so loopy. He wanted to wear riding pinks, and we said fine, then he wanted to ride a horse or something - a scene that just wasn't there - and his demands got more and more eccentric and we just gave up".

      • The Gourmet Detective is obviously based on Keith Floyd. Detectives On The Edge Of A Nervous Breakdown was shown in 1993. In March 1994 the BBC brought out a show called Pie In The Sky with Richard Griffiths about a detective who was also a chef!


      • 'Detectives On The Edge Of A Nervous Breakdown' is a sequel to 'The Bullshitters'. Where 'The Bullshitters' was a take-off of The Professionals. 'Detectives On The Edge...' used a variety of UK cop shows from the 60's-90's including Department S (changed to Department Z), The Sweeney (The Weenie) , The Professionals (The Bullshitters) and Spender (Spanker).


      • Many cast members from series 7 episodes also appeared in Glam Metal Detectives.

      • Parodies: The Sweeney, Department S, and Spender.

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