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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star comedy box set, 10 Nov. 2007
This review is from: The Detectives : Complete Series 1-5 BBC Box Set (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [DVD] (DVD)
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 who couldn't even dream of missing their inter-departmental table-football tournament, complete - of course - with scale model of Wembley Stadium.

There is a sort of charmingly naive side to Briggs and Louis. Left to guard a high-security prisoner on a train, who else would fall for his claims to be seriously ill for long enough to let him escape? And not only escape - since Briggs and Louis have been handcuffed by the said convict to a British Rail toilet door, they're actually going to have to follow him (complete with door).

Jasper Carrott himself having very little hair, it was also another visually comic moment when the two were disguised as hippies to try to save their superintendent's environmentally friendly granddaughter from being arrested. Having a drink in the pub in the expected hippie costume, Briggs is amazed at the change in Louis when he realises the effect a long, blonde wig is having on his colleague.

A fondly remembered show. Buy it !
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Robbo says:
Does this contain the two special episodes Thicker than Water and Go West Old Man, making a total of 31 Episodes?
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