The Detectives Episode Guide

Episode Guide

The Detectives: Season 5 (1997)

  • Season 5 Episode 7: Christmas Special - Go West, Young Man

    A bungled police stake-out sends Superintendent Cottam into hiding in Canada's wild west and bumbling bobbies Louis and Briggs are dispatched as bounty hunters to bring back their man. Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell star in a Christmas special, with guest appearances from Rory McGrath and John Ratzenberger of Cheers fame

  • Season 5 Episode 6: Mine's a Large One

    Briggs and Louis are impressed by the lack of action when they are assigned to the river police - until a World War Two sea mine resurfaces. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 5 Episode 5: Best Man

    Briggs is asked to be best man at a colleague's wedding, and when his car breaks down on the way to the church, things appear to have gone as badly as possible. However, the inept cop has another trick up his sleeve in the form of his speech. Robert Powell and Jasper Carrott star

  • Season 5 Episode 4: The Curse of the Comanches

    Louis and Briggs hunt for a stolen Indian carving rumoured to have mysterious powers, and soon realise why they were volunteered for the job when an ancient curse begins to come true. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and Anthony Valentine

  • Season 5 Episode 3: The Beast of Hackney Marshes

    An escaped grizzly bear is rumoured to be roaming Hackney Marshes, and the dubious honour of catching it falls to intrepid crime-busters Briggs and Louis - just as they are busy rehearsing for the Division's annual gala variety night. Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell star

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Cardiac Arrest

    Louis and Briggs suffer a bout of acute hypochondria as they patrol the wards of a hospital while guarding a crook injured in a bungled bank robbery. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 5 Episode 1: Special Branch

    The duo are assigned to infiltrate an anti-road demonstration, but chaos inevitably ensues when the police are unable to distinguish the plain clothes detectives from the rest of the protesters. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

The Detectives: Season 4 (1996)

  • Season 4 Episode 5: The Wembley Stadium Mystery

    Louis and Briggs are assigned to a security operation at Wembley Stadium, along with the Metropolitan Commissioner's fresh-faced son. However, the duo are soon in trouble when the recruit misinterprets their preoccupation with the force's Subbuteo championship as an investigation into police corruption

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Sacked

    Briggs and Louis antagonise their new female boss by getting themselves blamed for a booking mix-up involving a children's party clown and a stripping gran-o-gram. The future of the force lies in the hands of the traffic squad's Captain Careful - and his green Superman-style tights

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Back to Class

    The bungling cops accidentally kill a rare turtle and seek sanctuary from the wrath of their superiors by investigating allegations of drug abuse at an exclusive girls' school. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Fur Coat, No Knickers

    The calamitous coppers are assigned to a murder investigation within the ranks of medieval battle re-enactment, but are soon sidetracked by a series of more pressing questions thanks to the police station's soccer quiz. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 4 Episode 1: The Great Escaper

    Incompetent coppers Briggs and Louis decide the safest way of escorting a dangerous criminal to London is to take him on a train, handcuffed to the pair of them and a toilet door. Starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

The Detectives: Season 3 (1995 - 2002)

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Christmas Special - Thicker Than Water

    The hopeless coppers try their best to avoid Christmas Day duty - but their carefully laid plans are disrupted with the arrival of a long-lost relative whose idea of festive spirit is not exactly benevolent. Festive episode of the comedy from 1995, starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and George Sewell

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Twitchers

    Bungling duo Briggs and Louis are dispatched to the Isle of Wight on a secret mission to provide round-the-clock protection for a nestful of valuable birds' eggs. But as they keep vigil in a dreary hideout, boredom begins to take its toll, forcing them to seek warmth - and beer. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Briggs and Louis holiday in Gibraltar, but DS Cottam arrives in pursuit of a bullion thief. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 3 Episode 4: On Thin Ice

    Clueless cops Briggs and Louis investigate an attack on a leading figure skater - and wind up making an unscheduled appearance in an ice-dance championship live on national TV. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell, with a guest appearance by David Vine

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Art Attack

    Louis and Briggs come under pressure to improve their arrest rate and find themselves assigned to recover a missing work of modern art. Starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell, with a guest appearance by James Sinclair Wallace

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Flash

    Clodhopping coppers Louis and Briggs, unsettled by disturbing memories of the previous night's Metropolitan Police Ball, land themselves in even hotter water by mistaking an influential aristocrat for a notorious flasher. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott, Robert Powell and Michael Troughton

  • Season 3 Episode 1: DC of Love

    The clueless duo trail a callous killer who chooses his victims from a provincial paper's lonely hearts column. Comedy, starring Robert Powell and Jasper Carrott

The Detectives: Season 2 (1994)

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Rear Window

    Wheelchair-bound Louis struggles to convince a sceptical Briggs that he witnessed a crime of passion. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Sparring Partners

    Briggs and Louis duck and dive through the macho world of professional boxing, hoping to deliver a knockout blow to a drug-dealing trainer. Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell star, with guest appearances by Gary Mason and Tim Healy

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Dutch Cops

    Hit-men target Louis and Briggs when they get mixed up in a diamond-smuggling operation. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Never Without Protection

    A duchess's illicit relationship with her police detective escort causes a media frenzy, so Louis and Briggs are sent in as replacements - but find it hard keeping their minds on the job. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Witness

    Louis and Briggs are assigned to protect a terrified monk who's the sole witness to a murder. Unfortunately, he's a member of a silent order - and communication is hardly the bungling duo's forte at the best of times. Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell star, with guest appearances by Don Henderson and Chris Ellison

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Collared

    Suspended from duty for upsetting the Queen, Briggs and Louis stake out the East End's most villainous pub in the hope of winning reinstatement by impressing their superiors. Robert Powell and Jasper Carrott play the incompetent coppers

The Detectives: Season 1 (1993 - 2002)

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Strangers in Paradise

    A crime boss is gunned down, prompting Briggs and Louis to investigate by going undercover at a jazz club, where they encounter its fearsome owner - gangster Danny Kane. Robert Powell, Jasper Carrott and Leslie Grantham star

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Studs

    The bungling cops are assigned to investigate unscrupulous horse breeders on the island of Jersey. Comedy, guest starring John Nettles and Terence Alexander, with Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Acting Constables

    The bungling detectives act as advisers on a TV police show - with dramatic results. Comedy, guest starring Noel Edmonds, with Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Teed Off

    The bungling cops find themselves in the thick of things when they investigate an arms dealer and golf fanatic. Comedy, guest starring Jimmy Tarbuck and Tony Jacklin

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Hostage

    The bungling cops put their lives on the line when they do a deal with an escaped prisoner to ensure they don't miss the FA Cup Final on TV. Comedy, starring Jasper Carrot and Robert Powell

  • Season 1 Episode 1: What the Butler Saw

    Briggs and Louis get involved in a real-life whodunit when the Earl of Lisson is killed at his country hotel. Comedy, guest starring Jerry Hall, with Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell

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