The Last Detective

Season 1 Episode 1

The Last Detective

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Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 2003 on ITV
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DC Dangerous Davies is packed off on a waste-of-time investigation into the disappearance of James Ramscar. He and Mod uncover an unsolved disappearance and presumed murder from twenty years before.

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  • The Brits deliver another original, unique detective with his own way of getting to the truth.

    8.5
    Within minutes of this episode, it's clear that this is not your typical detective show. When Davies, winded from pursuing a suspect, has the perp read himself his own rights, it's also clear that he's not your usual detective.



    Peter Davison does a great job, balancing the comedy and drama in "Dangerous." It's the same quality that makes him a joke to his peers and a dogged cop - his commitment to the job. He's a man in the wrong time and would probably be much better suited as a constable walking a beat. But as a DC, he can tackle bigger cases and sniff around till he finds the truth. The case he has in the pilot turns out to be a doozy - a 20 year old missing persons case that may have been a murder with mob ties puts Davies into the middle of police department politics, old lives and a family drama.



    In an era when so many TV detectives have "gimmicks," it's refreshing to see one who is just an average guy. Dangerous is no genius, but he solves the case with shoe leather, interviews and putting two and two together. He's also "real," a guy who isn't above making fun of himself and who also feels discomfort when he's forced to confront the guilty party at the end of the episode.



    Davison knocks it out of the park, but praise must also be sung for Sean "Mod" Hughes, who in this episode goes from dog walker to English teacher for Chinese au pairs to a survey conductor on sexual patterns in senior citizens. I loved this guy in "The Commitments," and it's great to see him in this role.moreless
David Troughton

David Troughton

Ray Yardley

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Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt

Josie/Celia

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Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Mrs Norris

Guest Star

Charles De'Ath

Charles De'Ath

DS Pimlott

Recurring Role

Billy Geraghty

Billy Geraghty

DC Barrett

Recurring Role

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