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The Detectives: The Complete First Series [DVD] 
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All six episodes from the first series of the BBC comedy, starring Jasper Carrot and Robert Powell as the bumbling duo, promoted well beyond their crime fighting talents. In this series, Briggs (Powell) and Louis (Carrot) have to catch an escaped killer on the same day as the FA Cup Final, and are assigned roles as expert consultants to a new police TV drama. Episodes are: 'What the Butler Saw'; 'Hostage'; 'Teed Off'; 'Acting Constables'; 'Studs'; and 'Strangers in Paradise'.
In the never-ending high-tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis (Jasper Carrott) and David Briggs (Robert Powell) are the Scud missiles of the Police arsenal - inefficient, unreliable and utterly aimless. Accidentally promoted far beyond their level of competence, The Detectives rely on a unique blend of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... all of them hopelessly wrong! Contains the episodes: "What The Butler Saw", "Hostage", "Teed Off", "Acting Constables", "Studs" and "Strangers In Paradise".
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Robert Powell & Jasper Carrott seem like an unlikely combination, but the way they play off each other is hilarious.
1.What The Butler Saw (27 Jan 93)
2.Hostage (3 Feb 93)
3.Teed Off (10 Feb 93)
4.Acting Constables (17 Feb 93)
5.Studs (24 Feb 93)
6.Strangers In Paradise (3 Mar 93)
I hope this sells really well so they bring out the other 4 series' soon.
Highlights on this one, well they would have to be Hostage, Studs and Teed Off. Teed off with Jimmy Tarbuck (as an extremely believable villian surprisingly) and a most amazing (and amusing) golf trolley with a will of its own. Studs sees them transported to Jersey and the Sport of Kings and a little dirty linen. Hostage is one for those who love football and for those of us who don't but have had to live with it!.
So pleased to see it available on DVD at last. Buy all of them, they are well worth it.
a brilliant collection!! , dont hestiate on getting the detectives, you will not be disappointed, 5*****
Series 1 was broadcast between 27 January 1993 to 3 March 1993 and kicks off with the first episode What the Butler Saw where Briggs & Louis investigate the Earl of Lisson's murder at his country hotel.
The second episode Hostage where Briggs & Louis are sitting down to watch the big game on Match Day when they're called upon to deal with a hostage situation.
In Teed Off the duo investigate Johnny McKenna, an arms dealer & golfer played by Jimmy Tarbuck and the pair want to impress the Super with promotion coming up.
In Acting Constables, Briggs & Louis join the crew on a police TV drama as technical advisers, but they're so wrapped up in their task that they fail to notice the drama going on behind the scenes.
In Studs, Briggs & Louis are sent to Jersey by the Super to investigate an international smuggling ring taking place, it was nice to see John Nettles & Terence Alexander reprise their roles from Bergerac in this episode
Finally in the last episode Strangers in Paradise, a crime boss is shot by assassins and Cottam worries that gang-warfare might break out so he sends Briggs & Louis undercover at an East End nightclub where they have to keep an eye on Danny Kane the owner of the club played by Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den Watts from Eastenders) who is the prime suspect.
This show is very funny and very entertaining, I recommend this to anyone who likes The Detectives, it's worth it for the money!
All six episodes are great and there are some fine guest performances. One of the best episodes is 'Hostage' which, as you might imagine, features Louis and Briggs being held hostage by an armed escaped prisoner played very well by Michael Melia (also known as murder victim Eddie Royle from EastEnders).
First episode 'What the Butler Saw' is a great introduction to the series, an amusing parody of a murder mystery in which Louis and Briggs miss all the clues and ignore the butler attempting to assist them.
The series finale 'Strangers in Paradise' is the best episode. It features brilliant guest performances from Barry Cryer and Leslie Grantham. Louis, Briggs and Cryer's character Detective Simpson go undercover as the band at a nightclub belonging to gangster Danny Kane (played by Grantham). This leads to hysterically funny scenes in which they play 'Imagine' during a riot and later even play the 'Neighbours' theme.
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i enjoyed this dvd very much it was very funny well done amazonPublished 16 days ago by Dolores Gibson
The first episode is not that funny, if you can stay with it , it does become hilarious.Published 3 months ago by Babs
thank u for sending the d v d to us we loved and make us laugh so much so thank uPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer