Things are looking up for Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies (Peter Davison, Doctor Who, At Home with the Braithwaites). Sure, he still gets the least promising cases in the Willesden constabulary. And he still gets little more than mockery from his colleagues. But his wife Julie (Emma Amos) has taken him back--even though she has to share a house with his quirky, freeloading chum, Mod (Sean Hughes, The Commitments). These five full-length mysteries feature first-rate guest stars, including Kenneth Cranham (Rome), Roger Daltrey (McVicar), and Leslie Phillips (Chancer). Each one rewards you with the gentle humor and captivating intrigue that you've come to expect from North London's most doggedly unglamorous detective. 5 episodes; approx. 342 min. on 2 DVDs.
Once Upon a Time on the Westway
After a daring, PS6 million diamond heist, all fingers point to crime boss Jimmy Vincent, released from prison on the very day of the robbery. Soon, however, Jimmy winds up floating facedown in his pool, just after submitting a devastating tell-all memoir to a publisher.
When teenagers find the two-week-old corpse of Dominic Sylvester, everyone in the Willesden constabulary dismisses it as the lonely death of a reclusive old man--everyone, that is, except Davies, who uncovers a homemade snuff film among the dead man's family movies.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden
Bunny Hopper--half of the almost-famous comedy team Bunny & Jules--dies onstage in a bingo hall, the apparent victim of poison. True to his nickname, Bunny had apparently led a very active love life, leaving no dearth of suspects for Dangerous to investigate.
The Man from Montevideo
Someone dispatched limo owner Tony Hill by slashing him with a jagged champagne bottle, a tragic end for the former ex-pat recently back from Uruguay to rebuild his life. But delving into Hill's past, Dangerous learns of an assumed identity and a PS2 million motive for murder.
Dead Peasant's Society
A dead man found behind the wheel of his car on a soccer pitch leads Davies to the Lodge of Divine Serenity, an exclusive all-male organization with a secret membership list. Dangerous suspects that the club's business involves more than mere community benevolence.
- Interview with Peter Davison
- Biography and Booklist of Leslie Thomas
- Cast filmographies
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 342 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"He [Peter Davison] does a superb job portraying the cop's mix of resignation and determination about his life and his career."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A stellar show"--Neufutur Magazine
"Suspense, intrigue and quirky character study for 342 minutes"--San Jose Mercury News
"Mystery fans, rejoice! Dangerous Davies may be as dangerous as a de-clawed kitten, but in The Last Detective: Series 1 he proves with wit and style that he can crack cases better than anyone."--tvdvdreviews.com