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The Last Detective 

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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

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Series cast summary:
Peter Davison ...  DC Davies / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Sean Hughes ...  Mod / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Rob Spendlove Rob Spendlove ...  DI Aspinall 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Charles De'Ath ...  DS Pimlott 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Billy Geraghty Billy Geraghty ...  DC Barrett / ... 17 episodes, 2003-2007
Emma Amos ...  Julie Davies 16 episodes, 2003-2007
Vineeta Rishi ...  WPC Kapoor 14 episodes, 2003-2007
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Mrs. Dorothy Fulljames / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2007
Colin MacLachlan Colin MacLachlan ...  Sergeant Stone / ... 10 episodes, 2003-2005
Michele Austin ...  WPC Cheryl 9 episodes, 2003-2005
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Storyline

He's gentle, old-fashioned, and decent; nice even when he's drunk. But these qualities only earn Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies the scorn of his fellow detectives in a small London police station. His boss tells him straight out that he's the last detective he would assign to a major crime-solving mission. Unlucky in love, rumpled, and accident prone, Dangerous muddles on and, with the help of his eccentric friend Mod, he proves the merits of his dogged, unglamorous method. He likes being a detective and, occasionally, he gets to do some good. Written by Bye

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Последний детектив See more »

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Runtime:

(4 episodes) (season 1) | (4 episodes) (season 2) | (4 episodes) (season 3)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Dangerous Davies: Fancy a pint?
Mod Lewis: Well, I've never seen an unattractive one.
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Viewing figures going down for every programme.
29 August 2016 | by joeyking-13604See all my reviews

The excuse for this gem of a series that it was losing viewers just doesn't ring true. From 1990 onwards every single programme was losing viewers due to sky TV, I'd like to think that many were videoing this and it never lost many viewers at all.

Anyway to the important stuff. Peter Davison is as ever brilliant. I watched him when I was a lad in "all creatures" and having read all the books thought he brought Tristan to life exactly the way Herriot wanted. Sean Hughes is a great foil, I also remember him as a young comedian and his show. The rest of the cast are top notch and you believe every character....even the daft ones. The cast progression through the series is paced very well letting you into each one a bit more, Emma Amos in particular.

All good things must end and people move on to new projects so this series must be remembered for what it was, classic British comedy drama which is done better here than anywhere else. A must see.


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