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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.