The Last Detective: Series 2
Acorn Media (2004)
TV Series  /  Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Collection
Seen ItYes
4 hr 36 mins UK / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
Peter Davison Dangerous Davies
Tony Maudsley Billy Muldoon
Marc Small Despatch Rider
Marlon Yearwood Henry Romane
Russ Abbot Jules Rendell
Susan Aderin Patricia Barnes
Emma Amos Julie Davies
Sean Hughes
Rob Spendlove
Joe Armstrong Chas
Thomas Arnold O.T.T. actor
Will Ashcroft Mr. Blakestone
Jamie Bamber Luke
Alan Barnes Tramp
Natasha Barrero Valentine
Michael Begley Daniel Boden
Elizabeth Bennett Mrs. Fulljames
Val Guest
David Tucker
Producer Nick Hurran
David Mason
Writer Kevin Clarke
Val Guest
Cinematography Frank Watts
Chris O'Dell
Musician Rupert Gregson-Williams
Alastair King

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
    Seen it: Yes   1 hr 9 mins    2/13/2004  1.  Christine
Dangerous investigates the arson murder of a former lotto winner who is burned to death while drunk in a locked room.
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
    Seen it: Yes   1 hr 9 mins    2/20/2004  2.  The Long Bank Holiday
A spate of computer thefts from government offices, a possible suicide under the wheels of a high-speed train, an absconded lifer on the loose, and a grisly trove of human bones in a garden all conspire to keep Davies on the job during a long Easter weekend.
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
    Seen it: Yes   1 hr 9 mins    2/27/2004  3.  Benefit to Mankind
With a history of depression, a bloodstream full of booze, and a high-pressure job in medical research, Henry Winton seems like an open-and-shut suicide case after his body turns up in the canal. But the more Davies looks at SwanMed, the less he likes--particularly when Winton's pretty young coworker goes missing.
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
    Seen it: Yes   1 hr 9 mins    3/5/2004  4.  Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts
Brought to the station after nicking some sweets, a waifish Eastern European girl refuses to give even her name. What starts out as a simple case of shoplifting turns into apparent murder, however, after Davies finds the girl's mother strangled. The trail leads to some surprising suspects from a video matchmaking service.
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
Series Last Detective
Release Date 10/31/2006
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.78:1)
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 2
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