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The Last Detective: Series 3

The Last Detective: Series 3

Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies is gentle, old-fashioned, and decent--even when drunk. But these qualities only earn the scorn of his colleagues, and his boss tells him he's the last detective he would assign...more.
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Overview
Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies is gentle, old-fashioned, and decent--even when drunk. But these qualities only earn the scorn of his colleagues, and his boss tells him he's the last detective he would assign to a major crime-solving mission. Dangerous muddles on, and with the help of his friend Mod proves the merits of his dogged method. Peter Davison (All Creatures Great and Small) stars in this witty British series based on Leslie Thomas's novels. 4 episodes; approx. 276 min. on 2 DVDs.
Episodes
Disc 1
Friends Reunited
When wealthy mobile-phone magnate Nick Roberts is stabbed at his school reunion, all evidence points to Simon Dabney - Nick's former best friend, now a bitter drug addict deep in debt. Never content with easy answers, however, Davies actually believes Simon's preposterous alibi and aims to track down the real perpetrator.

Towpaths of Glory
Decorated war veteran Frank Moore met an undignified end - murdered and dumped on a local rubbish heap. In the investigation, Davies turns up the dead man's less-than-blissful domestic life and turbulent business relations. But the soldiers in Frank's former unit may know more about their murdered comrade. The trouble is, they're not talking.

Disc 2
Three Steps to Hendon
Back in the 1970s, The Overnite Sensations topped the pop charts with their smash single, "Yesterday's Boy." Ironically, the song's title aptly describes the fading fame of the group's lead singer, Teddy O'Connor, just before his murder. Interviewing Teddy's former band mates and hangers-on, Davis discovers the dark underside of glam rock.

Willesden Confidential
The death of champion stockcar driver Geoff "The Duke" Fallon seems like an open-and-shut case; a young hoodlum apparently bent on revenge is arrested for sabotaging Fallon's car. But Davies thinks that the case looks too pat to eb true. He doggedly pursues the truth despite his boss's orders - even bringing Julie along for the ride.
DVD Extras
  • Biography and booklist of Leslie Thomas
  • Cast filmographies
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 276 minutes
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: N/A
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: No
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: N/A
Press
"The Last Detective is a solid show with excellent plots that gets a strong recommendation."--DVD Talk

"Season 3 of the British TV series based on the Dangerous Davies novels of Leslie Thomas is a delight."--The Baltimore Sun

"Great fun!"--Toronto Sun

"The performances and the carefully detailed writing make the stories completely compelling."--San Francisco Chronicle

"If you're a fan of detective shows, I highly recommend not only this release, but the entire series."--DVD Authority

"Strongly recommended"--DVD Talk
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