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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Последний детектив See more »

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(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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[looking at a suicide victim in the mortuary]
Dangerous Davies: Are you sure that he's dead?
Pathologist: Well I do have his brain in a jar here. So I presume he's dead... or he could be a detective constable working in North London.
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Addictive television
6 December 2008 | by ennorSee all my reviews

'The Last Detective' is again being shown on ABC1-TV in Australia late on a Saturday night. I reckon this is at least the third showing of some episodes, and I'm still watching them. So, what does this mean? If I can watch anything for the third time and still be entertained, then it's well written, well acted, and probably quite unique.

Peter Davison is perhaps best well known as playing Dr Who in the first half of the 1980's. As 'dangerous' Davies, he walks a fine line between being a hero and being a loser. Mostly he manages to squeeze into the hero role, much to the derision of his work colleages, DC's Pimlott and Barrett. PC Davies is an old-fashioned copper who would like an old fashioned life, but between being given the soft cases by his boss, DI Aspinall, and being given the shove by his bitchy wife - well played by Emma Amos - his life is usually one long uphill climb. Peter Davison handles this role with the skill we have come to expect from him.

Whist the scripts verge on the comedic, genuine light relief is provided by Sean Hughes as Mod, Davies' mate and confidant.

Mod: What do you call a dozen rabbits walking backwards?

Davies: What?

Mod: A receding hairline.

After which follows a discussion about whether a bunch of rabbits can be called 'hares', since hares are completely different from rabbits.

Gentle, but addictive and entertaining.


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