The Detectives : Complete Series 1-5 BBC Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [DVD]
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This Amazon-exclusive box set features all the episodes in series 1 5 of The Detectives which ran on the BBC from 1993 1997. In this popular comedy show, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs demonstrate the art of being inefficient and totally unreliable policemen.
The Detectives started out as a series of short filler sketches starring and written by Jasper Carrott, which ran for two seasons in the early 90s. The sketches led to their own show shortly after. Dave Briggs (Robert Powell) and Bob Louis (Jasper Carrott) are bungling detectives under the command of Superintendant Cottam, constantly under stress from their incompetant antics. Robert Powell, usually a more classical actor, did a fantastic job as the sarcastic Sgt Dave Briggs, as did Jasper Carrott, as the even dimmer Sgt Bob Louis.
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It's good, clean fun and the comedy duo of Powell and Carrot was a stroke of casting genius. I am not surprised the Beeb saw the potential of the sketches on the Jasper Carrot show all those years ago and I have come to cherish each and every episode from the series 5 year run.
Each episode is funny in it's own right. There are no real duds which usually occur in a long running series and it's wonderful to see the characters develop as the series goes on.
This box set is a must for fans of all ages, buy it for your children or your Dad or Grandad - it doesn't matter!
Top class comedy of the highest degree. A+
So - I either have to look for down-loadable, free torrents, most of which are available thankfully - or buy the more expensive single series Dvd's...
Is it a no-brainer ?
IF the Beeb in all it's wisdom think it not fit that we should be able to buy certain Classic Series' by not making them available - we are forced to explore 'erm' - other avenues of availability.
Result - less income for the Beeb.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've just started watching all the episodes again with my nine year old son who finds them absolutely hilarious! Read morePublished on 2 Dec. 2007 by Darren Weir
To be fair to Briggs and Louis, they certainly are in touch with their individual inner children. We're talking about policemen here, policemen who argue like little children, and... Read morePublished on 10 Nov. 2007 by Get Real