The Last Detective 4 Seasons 2005

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Season 3
(73) IMDb 7.8/10

1. Friends Reunited TV-NR CC

When wealthy mobile-phone magnate Nick Roberts is stabbed at his school reunion, all evidence points to Simon Dabnely--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.

Starring:
Peter Davison, Sean Hughes
Runtime:
1 hour 9 minutes
Original air date:
May 29, 2005

Friends Reunited

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Director A.J. Quinn
Starring Peter Davison, Sean Hughes
Supporting actors Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath, Billy Geraghty, Emma Amos, Vineeta Rishi, Steve Pemberton, Stephen Tompkinson, Niamh Cusack, Gina Bellman, Peter Sullivan, Gregory Finnegan, Rachel Leskovac, Joe Van Moyland, David Calder, Petra Letang, Sarah Ozeke, Jim Sturgess, Catherine Siggins
Season year 2005
Network Acorn Media
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Chicago to DC to the boonies on May 26, 2007
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I wrote a review for this set previously, but as I'd already gushed about season 2, I felt that was enough and I deleted my review (thanks Amazon for this feature). However, I've decided to re-post a review. This show started as a light detective series about a put-upon detective who was the last detective his boss would assign to an important case. The show has progressed nicely, though, to the point where, in season 3, Dangerous Davies, the Last Detective, is now the backbone of his department. His antagonistic co-workers and goofy buddy Mod have slid to the side, his boss is facing personal demons, and his wife is beginning, perhaps?, to see the strength in Peter Davison's character. No longer really a laughingstock, Dangerous in this season shows himself a capable detective and a strong character upon whom others may rely. Good shows keep getting better in their early years, and the Last Detective is such a show. It is a gratifying tonic to the increased violence and explicit nature of cop and detective shows now appearing in both the USA and Britain. Great stuff, and on my short list of favorites, along with Rumpole, Due South (seasons 1 & 2), Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Briscoe County, and Yes (Prime) Minister. Shows about good people doing the right thing and finding strength inside their fallible selves.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By T. Neff on January 29, 2008
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I am not the smoothest reviewer on the Internets but since there were only six reviews of TLD3, one of them a splenetic one-star for mention of the "diety"[sic], I feel I must weigh in.

THE LAST DETECTIVE is the perfect mystery series for the modern Anglo-friendly viewer. It sets the exact light, self-deprecating, mildly serious tone the subject matter deserves. From the score and title to the acting of the leads, character roles and guest stars, we are given a gift of a visit to Dangerous Davies's world: bracing, bittersweet, rich in detail and fully alive with modern drama.

I suppose there are other actors (Britain is certainly rich with them) who could have filled out the title role, but what Peter Davison has done with it is a landmark realisation on the order of Columbo or THE SWEENEY'S Regan. Every wrinkle of the middling Everyman with his slyly revealed backbone of steel is brought to life in Davison's performance. You genuinely care about this man and his relationship with his sneering colleagues, his daft buddies, his admiring subordinates and his Fellini-elf of a not quite ex wife. You'd like to have a pint at the pub with him, and you'd love him to look into your missing Bentley while he was at it.

I strongly urge US and world viewers who enjoyed, for example, the superb LIFE ON MARS (UK) and, going back, Inspector Morse and Prime Suspect, to start at series 1 and get to know Dangerous, his whisky- and magnesia-swilling Gov, and his whole crew. You will not be sorry.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Ra Hedderich on June 8, 2007
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The Last Detective is very entertaining. The storylines are good, the acting is wonderful as is the entire production. No one does the "cozies" like the BBC. I highly recommend this entire series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Webster on September 25, 2007
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Not much to say beyond my title. The character developement is key in all mysteries in my opinion. It is done so well in this series. I enjoy the change from some of the usual fastidious detectives to find a dogged but highly ordinary/flawed detective. A detective that does not have a spotless record or a razor sharp mind. I can just hope they make many more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monique on September 18, 2013
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I have enjoyed The Last Detective - I wish there were more shows like this with less profanity and violence in the shows.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sigrun Mehl on September 13, 2013
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The main character is very like able. I also loved the humor in it and that it is not so gory.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on August 13, 2007
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The Last Detective....Peter Davison....should be the First Detective!
He plays this without effort...you want this man to be your new best friend.
I only hope the series is not at an end...
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By Teri McCarthy on June 20, 2014
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I own series 1-3! One of my favorites of all time. Peter Davison and Sean Hughs are excellent together. Recommend it highly.
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