Detective Constable "Dangerous" Davies 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 starring Peter Davison (Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small), who plays the beleaguered Davies "with a pitch-perfect mix of self-effacement and irritation at the endless slights from crooks and fellow cops alike" (The Baltimore Sun).
Mocked by colleagues at his small London police station and enduring slights from his estranged wife, he even listens to advice from his kooky chum Mod (Sean Hughes, The Commitments). Still, Dangerous manages to make connections that the slicker cops miss and shows that underdogs do have their day. 17 episodes on 9 DVDs, approx. 20 hours.
Packaging: Boxed set Run Time: 20 hours plus 110 minutes of bonus programming Format: Widescreen / Full screen Number of discs: 9 Language: English Subtitles: N/A Color or B&W: Color CC: No SDH: No Region Code: 1 Aspect Ratio: 16:9 / 4:3 Rating: N/A
"The Last Detective is a wonderful series"--CrimeSpree Cinema
"A must-see for mystery fans. Highly recommended."--DVD Talk
"A must-own for any Davison fan"--DVD Verdict
"Unique and charming series"--Film Intuition
"Compelling characters"--DVD Talk
"The Last Detective defies expectations with sharp writing, sterling acting, and a refreshing lack of violence."--DVD Verdict
"Exhibits the best qualities of its kind: well-realized characters; place as a player; and stories rooted in ordinary human failings, which makes them both sadder and funnier than their American counterparts."--Los Angeles Times
"There's a decency to the characters and an emotional depth to the relationships here that strikes this reviewer as utterly civilized."--San Jose Mercury News
"A collection you'll watch repeatedly."--EInsiders
"It remains immensely watchable simply because of his presence."--Bullz-Eye
"Dangerously wonderful"--Exclusive Magazine
Disc One The Last Detective (Pilot) Dangerous by Moonlight
Disc Two Tricia Lofty
Disc Three Christine The Long Bank Holiday
Disc Four Benefit to Mankind Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts
Disc Five Friends Reunited Towpaths of Glory
Disc Six Three Steps to Hendon Willesden Confidential
Disc Seven Once Upon a Time on the Westway Dangerous' Liaisons A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden
Disc Eight The Man from Montevideo Dead Peasant's Society
Disc Nine BONUS PROGRAM: Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective, the 1981 movie adaptation starring Bernard Cribbins that tells the same story as the series pilot.