The Last Detective - The Complete Collection

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Overview

Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies (Peter Davison) 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. Collected here are all 17 episodes from the hit British mystery series that aired on ITV in the U.K. between 2003 and 2007. Mocked by colleagues at his small London police station and estranged from his wife, he actually listens to advice from his kooky chum Mod (Sean Hughes). ...
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Overview

Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies (Peter Davison) 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. Collected here are all 17 episodes from the hit British mystery series that aired on ITV in the U.K. between 2003 and 2007. Mocked by colleagues at his small London police station and estranged from his wife, he actually listens to advice from his kooky chum Mod (Sean Hughes). Still, Dangerous manages to make connections that the slicker cops miss and shows that underdogs do have their day. Special features include "Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective," the 1981 movie starring Bernard Cribbins that tells the same story as the series pilot; an interview with Peter Davison; photo galleries; cast filmographies; and more.
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Special Features

Interview with Peter Davison; Leslie Thomas bio and booklist; Photo galleries; Cast filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/2009
  • UPC: 054961816095
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Language: English
  • Time: 20:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,607

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Davison
Sean Hughes
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Last Detective: Series 1, Vol. 1
1. Usual Suspect [4:12]
2. New Assignment [4:26]
3. Closing Doors [6:23]
4. On the Job [5:54]
5. Mapping It Out [9:27]
6. Birthdays [4:17]
7. Managing Clubs [3:57]
8. A Pint? [7:02]
9. Alibis [3:30]
10. Shattered [4:25]
11. Cemetery Gates [6:12]
12. View of the Past [3:09]
13. Satisfaction? [4:22]
14. On & Off Duty [5:50]
15. Greenhouse Effect [4:01]
16. Going Underground [3:18]
17. Facing the Music [9:27]
18. Saying Goodbye [5:40]
1. Left Behind [2:45]
2. Dancing About [4:04]
3. Reluctant Case [7:39]
4. Mixed Messages [4:44]
5. Abandoned? [10:06]
6. On the Rocks [10:22]
7. Being Frank [7:22]
8. Hiding Things [10:02]
9. Turn for the Worse [4:47]
10. Ring of Truth [7:14]
11. Goodbyes [2:36]
12. Next Time... [1:01]
Disc #2 -- The Last Detective: Series 1, Vol. 2
1. A Bit of a Joke [2:40]
2. Two Crimes [4:13]
3. New Life on Monday [7:09]
4. Mealtime Talk [6:45]
5. Checking Up [4:26]
6. The Other Office [3:36]
7. Knocked Down [4:48]
8. Inquiries Cease [8:20]
9. Mending Fences [1:55]
10. Being Followed [6:49]
11. Sorting Out [7:09]
12. Still Stalking [5:54]
13. Past Info [4:35]
14. New Day [2:21]
15. Next Time... [:57]
16. Chapter 16 [:01]
1. Litterbugs [4:20]
2. Ducking Out [4:35]
3. Lofty [3:54]
4. Underwater Pram? [5:26]
5. Hidden Past [7:20]
6. Old Soldiers [7:00]
7. Prison Photo [7:18]
8. A Place to Stay [4:55]
9. Attraction? [7:02]
10. Remembering [5:05]
11. Going Deeper [9:26]
12. Connecting [4:22]
Disc #3 -- The Last Detective: Series 2, Vol. 1
1. On the Ledge [1:46]
2. Locked Door Mystery [3:56]
3. Identification [2:39]
4. Moving With Mod [2:09]
5. Sneaking In [3:41]
6. Strange Encounter [5:03]
7. Further Inquiries [5:32]
8. Art & Arsenal [2:08]
9. Ironing Things Out [5:06]
10. Paper Trail [7:02]
11. Insurance [3:34]
12. Hidden Past [3:18]
13. Playing a Round? [5:05]
14. Guilt Complex [2:01]
15. Who Drove Away? [2:42]
16. Spontaneuty [3:53]
17. Firestarter [5:02]
18. Starting Again [1:45]
19. Cooling Off [1:26]
20. Next Time... [1:05]
1. Foul and Fair [1:36]
2. Off and Running [4:20]
3. Point of Entry [2:26]
4. Davies & The Dancer [2:37]
5. Leave Cancelled [5:01]
6. Cases Merge [6:20]
7. PC Market [2:37]
8. Model Prisoner [3:11]
9. Dig Up the Past [5:35]
10. More on Moorcroft [4:52]
11. WWF Event [4:49]
12. Easter Games [4:33]
13. Clued In [4:08]
14. Missing Persons [5:49]
15. Reflecting [5:52]
16. Bit of Bad Luck [1:20]
17. Pop 'Round the Chemist's [2:54]
18. Next Time... [1:05]
Disc #4 -- The Last Detective: Series 2, Vol. 2
1. Pearly Gates [2:29]
2. Empowerment [2:50]
3. Presumably Dead [2:52]
4. Inconvenient Visit [6:42]
5. Fixing Up [3:32]
6. Where's Anna? [3:49]
7. Anna's Folks [3:05]
8. Crimes Uncovered [2:42]
9. Stolen Papers [5:49]
10. More Assertion [2:20]
11. A Lead in Wales [5:55]
12. Bike Watch [2:18]
13. The Professor [5:54]
14. Fishing for Clues [4:35]
15. Tough Questions [4:46]
16. Realization [5:56]
17. New Course [2:04]
18. Next Time... [1:06]
1. In the Cards [2:27]
2. Transport Problem [3:00]
3. Little Criminals [2:25]
4. Asking Around [5:03]
5. Familiar Face [2:35]
6. Love of Your Life [6:07]
7. The Daughter's Care [1:31]
8. A Dog's Life [3:20]
9. Losing Fight [4:20]
10. Past Partners [4:53]
11. Intruder [3:57]
12. Waking Up [3:13]
13. Surprise Visits [7:58]
14. Placing People [3:37]
15. Sleeping It Off [3:26]
16. The Clampdown [11:13]
Disc #5 -- The Last Detective: Series 3, Vol. 1
1. Back to the Start [3:15]
2. Class of '85 [5:22]
3. Evidence [8:32]
4. Married Women [9:04]
5. A Junkie's Alibi [4:33]
6. Starting Again [5:56]
7. Unreliable Witness [7:22]
8. A Bloody Clue [8:00]
9. Old Ghosts [7:12]
10. Two Cans of Beer [9:52]
1. Alarming Visit [1:59]
2. A Rubbish Job [3:47]
3. Around Frank's Way [3:26]
4. Family Life [5:36]
5. Paintballers [4:59]
6. On the Base [5:01]
7. Getting Serious [9:33]
8. A Neighbor's Help [5:52]
9. Trained to Kill [3:05]
10. Brainstorming [3:32]
11. Saying Goodbye [7:05]
12. Alarming Sight [3:22]
13. Caught on Camera [3:39]
14. Manuevering [5:03]
15. Off the Wagon [3:15]
Disc #6 -- The Last Detective: Series 3, Vol. 2
1. Aromatherapy [1:07]
2. Yesterday's Boy [5:54]
3. Past History [4:15]
4. Signs of Struggle [2:49]
5. Old Bandmate [4:09]
6. Friend With Specs [3:31]
7. Winds of Change [9:19]
8. Street Musicians [8:21]
9. Yesterday's Gone [2:34]
10. About a Girl [7:17]
11. Laid to Rest [3:16]
12. A New Day's Dawn [4:32]
13. Bad Old Days [5:47]
14. Aftermath [2:31]
15. A Set-Up [3:34]
1. Safety First! [1:10]
2. At the Races [6:42]
3. Keeping Busy [9:12]
4. Following Leads [6:50]
5. Burning Rubber [4:43]
6. Enlisting Help [10:40]
7. The Morning After [2:45]
8. On the Scene [7:15]
9. The Devil You Know [4:10]
10. Questioning [6:18]
11. Blood Money [6:19]
12. Cancelled [3:15]
Disc #7 -- The Last Detective: Series 4, Vol. 1
1. One or Two Words [1:29]
2. Kicked Out [2:29]
3. Heist [5:48]
4. A Short Homecoming [5:56]
5. Interviewing [6:43]
6. Bullet Points [8:03]
7. Grout, Grunts & Grass [5:49]
8. Farewell [4:59]
9. Shooting Games [7:37]
10. Memoirs [8:26]
11. Cold As Ice [3:31]
12. A Helpless Dancer [7:30]
1. Against the Tide [2:59]
2. On Time for Murder [8:25]
3. Up to Snuff [9:10]
4. Urban Myth? [8:53]
5. Going Underground [6:23]
6. Voices of the Dead [8:33]
7. Death: Live! [2:32]
8. Domestic Trouble [7:58]
9. House of Porn [10:50]
10. Love and Money [2:31]
1. Upping the Ante [1:18]
2. Dying on Stage [11:18]
3. A Familiar Face [5:00]
4. Something Smells [4:37]
5. Family Ties [4:52]
6. Missing Partner [7:23]
7. Swinging Clubs [7:42]
8. Out for Drinks [11:10]
9. Off-Target [11:28]
10. Mod on the Mike [2:31]
Disc #8 -- The Last Detective: Series 4, Vol. 2
1. A Dressing Down [2:09]
2. Riding in Style [5:59]
3. Finding the Hills [5:25]
4. Naughty Copper! [5:46]
5. From Hill to Horner [9:57]
6. Sounds of Passion [8:04]
7. Feeling Sheepish [8:41]
8. Unpleasant Truth [8:59]
9. In a Jam [8:26]
10. The Big Match [5:06]
1. The Perils of Lunch [1:36]
2. On the Pitch [1:05]
3. Conspiracy [7:49]
4. Flushed Away [5:08]
5. At the Lodge [5:23]
6. Lack of Evidence [10:45]
7. Lending An Ear [6:22]
8. The Wrong Story [11:36]
9. New Members [3:13]
10. All Wrapped Up [10:52]
Disc #9 -- Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective
1. North West London [8:25]
2. Off Duty [9:20]
3. Fishing Father [8:44]
4. Shop Visit [7:29]
5. The Green Room [9:17]
6. Attacked [6:36]
7. Tube Ride [8:02]
8. Threats & Pranks [8:33]
9. Tarantella [9:12]
10. Celia's Bike [7:57]
11. The Allotment [7:45]
12. Finding Harkness [7:41]
13. Dudley's Statement [10:45]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Last Detective: Series 1, Vol. 1
   Episode Selection
      The Last Detective (Pilot)
      Dangerous by Moonlight
   Scene Index
      The Last Detective (Pilot)
      Dangerous by Moonlight
   Special Features
      Leslie Thomas Biography
      Photo Gallery
         Play
      Cast Filmographies
         Peter Davison
         Sean Hughes
         Emma Amos
         Rob Spendlove
         Elizabeth Bennett
         David Troughton
         Si├ón Phillips
         Julia McKenzie
         Eleanor David
         Norman Wisdom
Disc #2 -- The Last Detective: Series 1, Vol. 2
   Episode Selection
      Tricia
      Lofty
   Scene Index
      Tricia
      Lofty
Disc #3 -- The Last Detective: Series 2, Vol. 1
   Episode Selection
      Christine
      The Long Bank Holiday
   Scene Index
      Christine
      The Long Bank Holiday
   Special Features
      Leslie Thomas Biography
      Photo Gallery
         Play
      Cast Filmographies
         Peter Davison
         Sean Hughes
         Emma Amos
         Rob Spendlove
         Elizabeth Bennett
         Susan Vidler
         Lynda Bellingham
         David Threlfall
         Michael Maloney
         Debra Stephenson
Disc #4 -- The Last Detective: Series 2, Vol. 2
   Episode Selection
      Benefit to Mankind
      Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts
   Scene Index
      Benefit to Mankind
      Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts
Disc #5 -- The Last Detective: Series 3, Vol. 1
   Episode Selection
      Friends Reunited
      Towpaths of Glory
   Scene Index
      Friends Reunited
      Towpaths of Glory
   Cast Filmographies
      Peter Davison
      Sean Hughes
      Emma Amos
      Rob Spendlove
      Steve Pemberton
      Stephen Tompkinson
      Gina Bellman
      Kelly Harrison
      Pip Torrens
   Leslie Thomas Biography
Disc #6 -- The Last Detective: Series 3, Vol. 2
   Episode Selection
      Three Steps to Hendon
      Willesden Confidential
   Scene Index
      Three Steps to Hendon
      Willesden Confidential
   Cast Filmographies
      Ian McNeice
      Tim Healy
      Nigel Planner
      Aidan Gillen
      Jamie Foreman
      Michelle Collins
Disc #7 -- The Last Detective: Series 4, Vol. 1
   Episode Selection
      Once Upon a Time on the Westway
      Dangerous' Liasons
      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden
   Scene Index
      Once Upon a Time on the Westway
      Dangerous' Liasons
      A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden
   Cast Filmographies
      Peter Davison
      Sean Hughes
      Emma Amos
      Rob Spendlove
      Anthony Valentine
      Roger Daltrey
      Hywel Bennett
      Celia Imrie
      Roy Hudd
      Russ Abbot
   Leslie Thomas Biography
Disc #8 -- The Last Detective: Series 4, Vol. 2
   Episode Selection
      The Man From Montevideo
      Dead Peasant's Society
   Scene Index
      The Man From Montevideo
      Dead Peasant's Society
   Cast Filmographies
      Norman Pace
      Alison Steadman
      Maggie O'Neill
      Josie Lawrence
      Leslie Phillips
      Struan Rodger
   Peter Davison Interview
Disc #9 -- Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective
   Play Feature
   Scene Index
   Production Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Last Detective, Complete Collection

    Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies was excellent as usual. I did not
    know Sean Hughes who played Mode, he did a very good job. I understand
    from the interview with Peter Davison that Sean is a stand up comedian
    and this was his first acting debute. Dangerous Davies was a sensitive man
    and Peter Davison played the part superbly.

    I can only rate this as very good. I read another review before purchasing the set, and
    it stated that it was about people and not all sex and violence, that was
    on the money and a wonderful change.

    I am not familiar with the books the series was based on, so can only say the series was very good. The one thing I disliked was all the
    harassment that was dished out to Dangerous Davies, especially by his
    alcoholic superintendent, who should have been in a rehab center not trying to play cop and superintendent.

    Also the series should have had more comedy to make all the harassment
    more palatable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great British mystery

    If you like Midsomer Murders you should like The Last Detective. Cast is engaging and Peter Davison does a great job as "Dangerous." This series is more about people than crimes.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Thoroughly Entertaining

    This series is the perfect mix of seriousness and humor. The characters are believable and charming, and the story lines are not filled with gratuitous sex and violence. I have nothing but praise for this set and wish there were more.

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    Posted February 14, 2010

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