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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.


Richard Harris




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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


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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[Dangerous is trying to give Mod a driving lesson. As Mod is changing gear, he crunches the gears]
Mod Lewis: That didn't sound too healthy, Dangerous. When did you last have this thing serviced?
Dangerous Davies: [yells] Clutch! Clutch! Depress the clutch! And I don't mean tell it your life story.
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Remake of Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981) See more »

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It's Shown On The Wrong Day
2 April 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

When I say THE LAST DETECTIVE is a fairly lightweight show this is in no way meant as a criticism . It's the sort of hhhmmmm how can I put it ? not a comedy but neither is it a heavy serious detective drama like A TOUCH OF FROST or INSPECTOR MORSE . Starring the blandest Doctor Who ever Peter Davison ( Again by no means a criticism ) as DC Davies the episodes revolve more around the character's chaotic home life than the cases he solves . Sean Hughes steals the show as Mod Lewis a sort of Celtic huggy bear who walks dogs and gives Davies good advice .....

DAVIES : I think I'm being stalked

MOD : I knew a woman who wouldn't leave me alone . She'd follow me everywhere , buy me clothes and give me money

DAVIES : Did you go to the police ?

MOD : No . It'd be a cruel man who'd turn in his own mother

If you thought the above line was amusing you'll certainly like the show , but my major criticism is to do with the fact that it's shown on a peak time Friday night when much of the potential audience is down the pub . THE LAST DETECTIVE feels more like a show that would be far more successful shown on a late Sunday evening slot

Update: As of 2005 it's now shown on Sunday evenings . Thanks for listening ITV

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7 February 2003 (UK) See more »

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

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