2 April 2003 | Theo Robertson
It's Shown On The Wrong Day
When I say THE LAST DETECTIVE is a fairly lightweight show this is in no way meant as a criticism . It's the sort of hhhmmmm how can I put it ? not a comedy but neither is it a heavy serious detective drama like A TOUCH OF FROST or INSPECTOR MORSE . Starring the blandest Doctor Who ever Peter Davison ( Again by no means a criticism ) as DC Davies the episodes revolve more around the character's chaotic home life than the cases he solves . Sean Hughes steals the show as Mod Lewis a sort of Celtic huggy bear who walks dogs and gives Davies good advice .....
DAVIES : I think I'm being stalked
MOD : I knew a woman who wouldn't leave me alone . She'd follow me everywhere , buy me clothes and give me money
DAVIES : Did you go to the police ?
MOD : No . It'd be a cruel man who'd turn in his own mother
If you thought the above line was amusing you'll certainly like the show , but my major criticism is to do with the fact that it's shown on a peak time Friday night when much of the potential audience is down the pub . THE LAST DETECTIVE feels more like a show that would be far more successful shown on a late Sunday evening slot
Update: As of 2005 it's now shown on Sunday evenings . Thanks for listening ITV