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Top telly detective
Started by: i-spy (14230)  Report abuse
I've just read that Inspector Morse has been voted best TV crime drama ever.
If they'd asked me I would have gone for Frost

Posted by: tomplum (4895)  Report abuse
For the british tv cop DCI Gene Hunt in 'life on Mars' and the American top Detective was Columbo

Posted by: spud1 (inactive) Report abuse
Jack Frost was my favourite too.

Posted by: broady (14015)   Report abuse
Good ones Tomplum but will they seem the same now. I used to watch the Professionals all the time. A good few years later I came across the programme on one of those obscure Sky channels and watched them. Total disappointment. Seemed so tame.

Posted by: chatty (6281)  Report abuse
American, got to be Barnaby Jones, when you've got Jed Clampett chasing the baddies you know it's going to be good.

Posted by: laughing gravy (4000) Report abuse
best british frost

best american McCloud

Posted by: chatty (6281)  Report abuse
I think Shoestring was better than Frost lg?

Posted by: wigvet (3364) Report abuse

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2945) Report abuse
Bonehead & Foyle


'The Professionals' and every other 1970's cop shows, spoof

Posted by: chatty (6281)  Report abuse
Bluey, a poor mans Frank Cannon without the pace.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2945) Report abuse

Thats going back a bit and the actor who played him was called 'Lucky Grills'

"CANON !!!! - A Quinn Martin Production"

Posted by: jathbee (9189) Report abuse
Posted by: wigvet (3319)2,500+ Report abuse

Replied: 6th Jul 2018 at 10:09
😂😂😂 Bluey was the funniest thing I have ever seen on telly.
Who on earth could take that programme seriously.

Posted by: i-spy (14230)  Report abuse
Was it in black and white

Posted by: chatty (6281)  Report abuse
Those black and white blueys were never much good.

Posted by: roylew (2980) Report abuse

Posted by: upthetims (6505) Report abuse

George Gently and Morse,John Thaw was brilliant in anything he did and Martin Shaws best part

Posted by: i-spy (14230)  Report abuse
Trevor Eve was good in Waking the Dead

Posted by: mindar (1011) Report abuse
Def columbo

Posted by: momac (9464)  Report abuse
Vera and Rebus.

Posted by: kathpressey (4788)  Report abuse

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Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2945) Report abuse
Trevor Eve was good in Shoostring

Posted by: mollie m (6241)  Report abuse
Some of my favourites have been:

Blue Murder
Midsomer Murders
Inspector George Gently

Not especially detectives, but:

Wire in the Blood
Silent Witness

American ones:

Columbo with Peter Falk
McCloud with Dennis Weaver (loved him in the film Duel as well).


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