The Last Detective: Series 1
Acorn Media (2003)
TV Series  /  Comedy, Crime, Mystery
In Collection
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5 hr 12 mins UK / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Peter Davison Dangerous Davies
Sean Hughes Mod
Rob Spendlove DI Aspinall
Emma Amos Julie Davies
David Troughton Yardley
Charles De'Ath DS Pimlott
Billy Geraghty DC Barrett
Joanne Froggatt Josie/Celia
Val Guest
David Tucker
Producer Nick Hurran
David Mason
Writer Kevin Clarke
Val Guest
Cinematography Frank Watts
Chris O'Dell
Derek Suter
Kevin Rudge
James Aspinall
Musician Rupert Gregson-Williams
Alastair King
Ed Welch

The Last Detective is a police drama with a slant towards the self relevatory in D.C. "Dangerous" Davies (Peter Davison), a detective on the streets of Willesden with heart and some self doubts, and his interactions with his "sidekick", Mod (Sean Hughes), his tough boss Yardley (David Troughton) and his struggle with a marriage gone wrong. Flashes of humor pepper this police drama based on Leslie Thomas' series of novels. Nicknamed "Dangerous" because of his rather plodding and straight forward style, Davies none the less uncovers the solution to the crime through astute detective work. The focus being a bit more on what is happening in his "Dangerous" life as he does proceeds with his job to the end.
Disc 01
 1 hr 0 mins    2/7/2003  1.  The Last Detective
As usual, Davies gets the case at the bottom of the investigative pile. But it leads him to something much bigger the unsolved murder of a 17-year-old girl. Davies works on the case unofficially with the help of his friend Mod, who is frequently available as he goes from odd job to odder job.
Director:  Nick Hurran  Writer:  Richard Harris 
Guest starring:  Mike Smith, Leon Black, Jason Heppenstall, Jalaal Hartley, Natalie Dakin, Peter Cazjkowski, Desmond McNamara, Andy Greenhalgh, Ian Targett,  David Troughton, Charles De'Ath, Billy Geraghty, Joanne Froggatt, Rachel Davies, Leslie Schofield
 1 hr 0 mins    2/14/2003  2.  Dangerous by Moolight
Davies investigates the disappearance of a man whose wife seems curiously unconcerned about his whereabouts. Because the investigation takes them to a dance club that caters to senior citizens, Davies and Mod face the additional challenge of remaining light on their feet.
Director:  Douglas Mackinnon  Writer:  Richard Harris 
Guest starring:  Michele Austin, Andrew Buckley, Colin MacLachlan, Julia McKenzie,  Siân Phillips, Anthony O'Donnell, Adam Astill, Guy Rhys,  Philip Whitchurch, Patrick Westwood, Andy Buckley, Alison Garland
Disc 02
 1 hr 0 mins    2/21/2003  3.  Tricia
Davies works on two cases simultaneously, and neither is what it first appears to be. Both involve demanding women: an old busybody who suspects her black neighbor is up to no good and an attractive young woman who seems to be developing a personal interest in Davies.
Director:  Pip Broughton  Writer:  Richard Harris 
Guest starring:  Daniel O'Grady, Richard Albrecht, Nayef Rashed, Godfrey Jackman, Angela Curran, Lloyd Notice, Anna Wing, Eleanor David
 1 hr 0 mins    2/28/2003  4.  Lofty
An eccentric old man Davies has befriended in the park is found dead in a canal. After meeting Jemma, the old man's social worker, Davies decides to take on the case, because no one else will and because it might bring him closer to Jemma.
Director:  Matthew Evans  Writer:  Richard Harris 
Guest starring:  Stephanie Street, Joanna Kanska, Natasha Estelle Williams, Sebastian Abineri, Stella Moray, Neil Jackson, Paul Sharma, Peter Gordon, David Fleeshman, Brenda Cowling,  Josette Simon, Susan Tracy, Robert Perkins, Norman Wisdom,  Peter Copley
Edition Details
Edition 2pc
Series Last Detective
Distributor Acorn Media
Release Date 4/25/2006
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 2

Disc 01 Leslie Thomas Bio and Booklist Photo Gallery Cast Filmographies
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