History Series / TheLastDetective

6th Jan '16 12:04:03 PM LongLiveHumour
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* BloodIsSquickierInWater: A crime boss shot in his own swimming pool.

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* BloodIsSquickierInWater: BloodIsSquickerInWater: A crime boss shot in his own swimming pool.



* DefectiveDetective: Dangerous' willingness to go after police corruption when he finds it leads to him being seen as one of these.

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* DefectiveDetective: Dangerous' willingness to go after police corruption when he finds it leads to him being seen as one of these. His alcoholic boss, DI Aspinall, is a straighter case: at one point he gets into serious trouble when he loses a casefile in a pub.



* DogWalksYou: Dangerous and his [[BigFriendlyDog pony-sized dog]], and Mod, who never walks less than a dozen dogs at a time.



* HehHehYouSaidX: DS Pimlott and DC Barrett may be grown men, but when it comes to this trope they're mental ten-year-olds, and anything from innuendo to Pac-Man is grist to their mill.



* IdenticalStranger: One episode has Dangerous investingating some gangsters, aided by an informant who looks a lot like Mod. Mod ends up getting badly beaten by the gangsters, who mistake him for the informant.

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* IdenticalStranger: One episode has Dangerous investingating investigating some gangsters, aided by an informant who looks a lot like Mod. Mod ends up getting badly beaten by the gangsters, who mistake him for the informant.



* TranslationByVolume: After the other detectives introduce themselves to a deaf woman, DC Barrett steps in with this trope. She asks, not unreasonably, if he's simple.



* SnuffFilm

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* SnuffFilmReadingLips: Helps identify the unknown victim of a snuff film, with the twist that the translator can't understand what she's saying. The sounds, written down phonetically, are eventually recognised as Polish.
* SnuffFilm: The plot of "Dangerous Liasons" revolves around a 20-year-old snuff film and the murdered man who apparently recorded it.
6th Jan '16 5:34:39 AM LongLiveHumour
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* BloodIsSquickierInWater: A crime boss shot in his own swimming pool.
2nd Jan '16 12:10:01 PM LongLiveHumour
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* OvertookTheSeries

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* OvertookTheSeriesOvertookTheSeries: By Series 3.
2nd Jan '16 11:01:24 AM LongLiveHumour
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* DiesWideOpen: Deconstructed when a still, open-eyed woman is taken for dead, which turns DisposingOfTheBody into AccidentalMurder.

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* DiesWideOpen: Deconstructed when a still, open-eyed woman is taken for dead, which turns DisposingOfTheBody DisposingOfABody into AccidentalMurder.
2nd Jan '16 7:42:31 AM LongLiveHumour
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The [[OnTheNext preview]] for "Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts" seems to set up a ClearTheirName plot for DI Ray Aspinall. In the episode proper, his connection to the crime was tangential at best and he's never under any real suspicion.
2nd Jan '16 5:52:52 AM LongLiveHumour
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: DC Davies is genuinely a nice man who cares about the people who want police help, but he's still a copper.

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* AccidentalMurder: Rather a lot of it, often tragic. However, since the description of the death usually comes from the [[UnreliableNarrator perpetrator]], it's not always clear if the victim fell or was pushed.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: DC Davies is a genuinely a nice man who cares about the people who want police help, but he's still a copper.copper. He's also [[TheMissusAndTheEx a bit of a prick to his wife's boyfriends]].



* DeadpanSnarker: There's a strong undercurrent of snark beneath the niceness

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* DeadpanSnarker: There's a strong undercurrent of snark beneath the nicenessniceness.


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* DiesWideOpen: Deconstructed when a still, open-eyed woman is taken for dead, which turns DisposingOfTheBody into AccidentalMurder.
1st Jan '16 5:39:02 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ActorAllusion: Greta the German manager from "Lofty" is probably more familiar as Grete Grotowska, the girlfriend of Stephen Daker (Davison) in ''Series/AVeryPeculiarPractice''.



* RealLifeRelative: Creator/GeorgiaMoffett, star Creator/PeterDavison's daughter, had a guest role in the Series 4 episode "Once Upon A Time In The Westway". The producers wanted [[{{Squick}} her character to flirt with his]], but one or both of them (wisely) refused.
1st Jan '16 5:38:25 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ButtMonkey: Dangerous

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: DC Davies is genuinely a nice man who cares about the people who want police help, but he's still a copper.
* ButtMonkey: DangerousNearly every episode begins with something undignified happening to Dangerous.


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* DeadpanSnarker: There's a strong undercurrent of snark beneath the niceness
-->'''DI Aspinall:''' And the silly cow's got the cheek to complain about us - about ''me! Complain'' about me, can you credit that, Davies, somebody ''complaining'' about ''me?''\\
'''Dangerous:''' As you say, it's hard to credit.\\
'''DI Aspinall:''' And do you know what I say?\\
'''Dangerous:''' I don't know, Guv, probably something beginning with 'bollocks'.
12th Dec '15 8:55:49 AM Kitchen90
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There had previously been a MadeForTVMovie called ''Dangerous Davies, the Last Detective'' starring Bernard Cribbins.

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There had previously been a MadeForTVMovie called ''Dangerous Davies, the Last Detective'' starring Bernard Cribbins.
Creator/BernardCribbins.
17th Oct '14 11:55:41 PM Sahira
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* TheLastTitle: The title.
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