The Detectives

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BBC (ended 1997)

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'The Detectives' was a British sitcom that ran for 5 series between 1993 and 1997. It starred Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and George Sewell. Jasper and his long time friend Robert Powell (As Jasper said 'He was once Jesus Christ and now I've got him down to my level), play Bob Louis and Dave Briggs, two detective constables so hapless, it is inconceivable that they ever graduated from Hendon police school. Their boss, Chief Superintendent Cottam (Sewell), although weary of their ineptitude, somehow managed to cope enough not to fire them on the spot. The show was a spin off of a regular sketch on Jasper Carrott's 'Canned Carrott' series. There are subtle differences from the sketches to the TV series apart from the extended duration and introduction of other characters. For instance, in the sketches, Dave Briggs was married, yet both Bob and Dave are single in the series, and it is made clear that they both lack romantic experience.moreless
Jasper Carrott

Jasper Carrott

Detective Constable Bob Louis

Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Detective Constable Dave Briggs

George Sewell

George Sewell

Superintendent Frank Cottam

John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

Edsel

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head

Simon

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