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The Detectives


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The final episode of the spoof detective comedy series.
The Wembley Stadium Mystery
Corruption, graft, "drinks", bribes, backhanders. Anathema to honest coppers everywhere, and a complete mystery to the two least streetwise officers on the street, DCs Louis and Briggs. But innocent honesty proves to be a virtue when they unwittingly, unwillingly team up with the recently qualified son of the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Written by Steve Knight and Mike Whitehill Director Steve Knight ; Producer Nic Phillips


Written By: Steve Knight
Written By: Mike Whitehill
Director: Steve Knight
Producer: Nic Phillips
Bob Louis: Jasper Carrott
Dave Briggs: Robert Powell
Superintendent Cottam: George Sewell
Chief Superintendent: Frank Windsor
Dominic Boyle: Adam Godley
DC Randall: Jonty Stephens
DC Quirke: Simon Slater
Billy: John Bardon
Policeman at court: Richard Karlsson
WPC: Allison Dean
Security guard: Chris Armstrong

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