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Britain’s bumbling and beloved detective
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 estranged from his wife, he actually 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.
BONUS PROGRAM: Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective, the 1981 movie starring Bernard Cribbins that tells the same story as series pilot.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: an interview with Peter Davison, Leslie Thomas bio and booklist, photo galleries, and cast filmographies.
A collection you'll watch repeatedly. -- EInsiders.com
It remains immensely watchable simply because of his [Davison] presence. -- Bullz-Eye
The mysteries themselves are complex and twisty. Just the best! -- PaperMag.com
Unique and charming series -- Film Intuition
With a mixture of comedy and intrigue and suspense, it makes for one of the best police shows I've seen in a long time. -- DVD Corner
The Last Detective is a great series BUT I'm rating this DVD version which I'm very disappointed with. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Colin Day
Would love to buy this set, WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING OR SDH. Too difficult to follow without it. Peter Davies is a favorite. Too bad we cannot better understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by hillcountrywoman
I like it, it's like the British version of America's Monk. Funny yet a mystery. I feel sorry for him sometimes, everyone picks on him, but he gets the job done.Published 2 months ago by Kusy49