The Last Detective
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5. Dead Peasant's Society
aired: Thu, May 31, 2007
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.
4. The Man from Montevideo
aired: Thu, May 24, 2007
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 £2 million motive for murder.
3. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Willesden
aired: Thu, May 17, 2007
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 lead a very active love life, leaving no dearth of suspects for Dangerous to investigate.
2. Dangerous' Liaisons
aired: Thu, May 10, 2007
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.
1. Once Upon a Time On the Westway
aired: Thu, May 3, 2007
After a daring, £6 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.
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4. Willesden Confidential
aired: Sun, Jun 19, 2005
The death of champion stockcar driver Geoff "The Duke" Fallon seems like an open-and-shut case: a young hoodlum apparently bent on revenge is arrested for sabotaging Fallon's car. But Davies thinks that the case looks too pat to be true. He doggedly pursues the truth despite his boss's orders--even bringing Julie along for the ride.
3. Three Steps to Hendon
aired: Sun, Jun 12, 2005
Back in the 1970s, the Overnite Sensations topped the pop charts with their smash single, "Yesterday's Boy." Ironically, the song's title aptly describes the fading fame of the group's lead singer, Teddy O'Connor, just before his murder. Interviewing Teddy's former band mates and hangers-on, Davies discovers the dark underside of glam rock.
2. Towpaths of Glory
aired: Sun, Jun 5, 2005
Decorated war veteran Frank Moore met an undignified end--murdered and dumped on a local rubbish heap. In the investigation, Davies turns up the dead man's less-than-blissful domestic life and turbulent business relations. But the soldiers in Frank's former unit may know more about their murdered comrade. The trouble is, they're not talking.
1. Friends Reunited
aired: Sun, May 29, 2005
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.
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4. Dangerous and the Lonely Hearts
aired: Fri, Mar 5, 2004
Brought to the station after nicking some sweets, a waifish Eastern European girl refuses to give even her name. What starts out as a simple case of shoplifting turns into apparent murder, however, after Davies finds the girl's mother strangled. The trail leads to some surprising suspects from a video matchmaking service.
3. Benefit to Mankind
aired: Fri, Feb 27, 2004
With a history of depression, a bloodstream full of booze, and a high-pressure job in medical research, Henry Winton seems like an open-and-shut suicide case after his body turns up in the canal. But the more Davies looks at SwanMed, the less he likes--particularly when Winton's pretty young coworker goes missing.
2. The Long Bank Holiday
aired: Fri, Feb 20, 2004
A spate of computer thefts from government offices, a possible suicide under the wheels of a high-speed train, an absconded lifer on the loose, and a grisly trove of human bones in a garden all conspire to keep Davies on the job during a long Easter weekend.
aired: Fri, Feb 13, 2004
When wealthy would-be painter Maurice Leyman dies drunk in a fire while shut up in his studio, Davies faces a classic "locked-door mystery." The victime's strangely cool widow certainly had the means and the motive. But the ever-plodding Davies refuses to settle for easy answers.
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aired: Fri, Feb 28, 2003
An eccentric old man Davies has befriended in the park is found dead in a canal. After meeting Jemma, the old man's social worker, Davies decides to take on the case, because no one else will and because it might bring him closer to Jemma.
aired: Fri, Feb 21, 2003
Davies works on two cases simultaneously, and neither is what it first appears to be. Both involve demanding women: an old busybody who suspects her black neighbor is up to no good and an attractive young woman who seems to be developing a personal interest in Davies.
2. Dangerous by Moonlight
aired: Fri, Feb 14, 2003
Davies investigates the disappearance of a man whose wife seems curiously unconcerned about his whereabouts. Because the investigation takes them to a dance club that caters to senior citizens, Davies and Mod face the additional challenge of remaining light on their feet.
1. The Last Detective (pilot)
aired: Fri, Feb 7, 2003
As usual, Davies gets the case at the bottom of the investigative pile. But it leads him to something much bigger: the unsolved murder of a 17-year-old girl. Davies works on the case unofficially with the help of his friend Mod, who is frequently available as he goes from odd job to odder job.