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villamiller
28-04-2016, 07:34 PM
Ok I'm bored ...we've stayed up so not much bitching going on ( in football terms )
Don't like the political threads too many people saying their view is right view or f.eck off
So ...who was / is the best detective???
For me it has to be Columbo ......but I also liked petrocelli (although he was I think a solicitor,and s.hit at building his house )

great_fire
28-04-2016, 07:37 PM
Agree with Columbo, followed by Morse and then Jim Rockford.

LincsMiller
28-04-2016, 07:38 PM
Frank Drebbin

scum_triumphant
28-04-2016, 07:39 PM
Jimmy McNulty.

Shark27
28-04-2016, 07:40 PM
Dempsey and Makepeace

villamiller
28-04-2016, 07:40 PM
Frank Drebbin
Love that one XD XD XD XD

LincsMiller
28-04-2016, 07:40 PM
Det. Inspector Lockhart Of The Yard

LincsMiller
28-04-2016, 07:41 PM

LincsMiller
28-04-2016, 07:42 PM
George Dixons son in law... I think his was Andy

BellBoy
28-04-2016, 07:43 PM
Jack Regan? Sorry could n't resist.

loyalmiller
28-04-2016, 07:43 PM
Columbo and Frost are my favourites.

What was the 70's or 80's whodunnit type show that was set in a monestry? My wife thinks I've gone senile when I asked her, but I'm sure they're was a monk sleuth at some point.

LincsMiller
28-04-2016, 07:45 PM
Joe Friday....and last but not least..the ones Elvis Castello was watching :D

villamiller
28-04-2016, 07:46 PM
Just remembered....Kojak wasn't too bad

Pocket rocket
28-04-2016, 07:48 PM
Me

villamiller
28-04-2016, 07:51 PM
Me
Are you CID ????

villamiller
28-04-2016, 08:00 PM
Dirty Harry

Pocket rocket
28-04-2016, 08:01 PM
No when I was 6 I had a sherriifs badge and gun and I found out somebody down road was nicking off my apple tree.



Which is far better than the CID at the moment.

millertop
28-04-2016, 08:24 PM
Ok I'm bored ...we've stayed up so not much bitching going on ( in football terms )
Don't like the political threads too many people saying their view is right view or f.eck off
So ...who was / is the best detective???
For me it has to be Columbo ......but I also liked petrocelli (although he was I think a solicitor,and s.hit at building his house )

XD

hotun
28-04-2016, 08:30 PM
Hetty Wainthrop

ozzymiller
28-04-2016, 08:45 PM
Cadfael I think it was called

Casper64Frank
28-04-2016, 09:01 PM
Who loves ya baby - Telly Savalas - Kojak.

millertop
28-04-2016, 09:08 PM
Scooby doo, kojak, Ironside,morse,frost

Rileyev2
28-04-2016, 09:52 PM
Charlie Chan

howdydoo
28-04-2016, 09:57 PM
Sherlock Holmes, Sam spade & Philip Marlowe.

MagyarMiller
28-04-2016, 10:11 PM
Really enjoy DI Tom Thorne in the Mark Billingham books, but not so much in the sky series a few years back.
Whereas it's other way round with Morse, loved John Thaw in the tv series, but didn't enjoy the books as much.

CAMiller
28-04-2016, 11:43 PM
The Singing Detective - story line had me bamboozled but I could watch Joanne Whalley as that nurse all day ;D

Many have gone with the 'old school' detectives of the 70s and from that era I liked Van Der Valk. More recently I have to admit to liking Luther.

ScudTheMiller
29-04-2016, 05:51 AM
Helen Mirram's character in Prime Suspect was a force to be reckoned with

ParkgateMiller
29-04-2016, 07:37 AM
I can't believe only Howdy opted for Sherlock Holmes. Basil Rathbone is my favourite portrayal of this fictional character and I have a remastered box-set of the complete collection (14 stories I think). Noteable performances from Christopher Plummer and Benedict Cumberpatch too.

Monkey46
29-04-2016, 07:41 AM
KOJAK, and Columbo.

scum_triumphant
29-04-2016, 07:52 AM
I've honestly never seen a single episode of Prime Suspect, Morse, Columbo, Sherlock Holmes or Frost.

It's the type of thing my Nan watched.

Luther, The Wire, The Sweeney or The Shield are much more up my street.

kempo
29-04-2016, 08:17 AM
The singing detective was mainly about psoriasis CAM as far as I could make out.

Villa..As much as I like you please remember that this is a football site and stop clogging it up with off topic.

Try Ban..ter if you want a pointless discussion with both of its members

tom12026
29-04-2016, 09:08 AM
Harry O for me(and yah boo sucks to Sir K who clogs up the site with posts about the N.H.S. ,holidays,investments,gambling and other stuff I can't remember.:D

Fensmiller
29-04-2016, 10:15 AM

Fensmiller
29-04-2016, 10:18 AM
Chief Superintendent Lockhart, Mannix and Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle

jolly_roger
29-04-2016, 10:34 AM
Miss Marple with her .44 magnum handbag.

Ericsladkilnhurst
29-04-2016, 11:53 AM
Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan, & Sherlock Holmes with his bungling sidekick Dr Watson.

jolly_roger
29-04-2016, 12:09 PM
Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan, & Sherlock Holmes with his bungling sidekick Dr Watson.

Watson was only bungling in the old feature films, particularly those where Basil Rathbone played Holmes.

wrinkly
29-04-2016, 02:56 PM
Andy Sipowitz

Shark27
29-04-2016, 04:50 PM
To be fair they all had a pretty good record!!

CAMiller
29-04-2016, 04:59 PM
The singing detective was mainly about psoriasis CAM as far as I could make out.

Villa..As much as I like you please remember that this is a football site and stop clogging it up with off topic.

Try Ban..ter if you want a pointless discussion with both of its members

Unfortunately Kempo I'm all too familiar with psoriasis being married to a lifelong sufferer and having two daughters who have inherited the gene. I believe Dennis Potter was also a sufferer so included it in the story line, particularly the classic scene where Joanne Whalley was greasing Michael Gambon's loins and he was thinking boring thoughts (Margaret Thatcher, Arsenal, etc) to prevent arousal.

With the off season looming I think we can expect an increase in O/T traffic - unless they completely screw up the aforementioned 'upgrade' and MM is down or dead for the summer.

jolly_roger
29-04-2016, 05:18 PM
Isn't greasing loins a national pastime in the USA?

A more risky version is the African pastime of greasing lions

ParkgateMiller
29-04-2016, 05:32 PM
Isn't greasing loins a national pastime in the USA?

Can't help but think this is another Brummy oriented thread to go with 'The Birmingham Lesbian' Doik. :D

jolly_roger
29-04-2016, 05:33 PM
Yer gonna need a lotta grease

Ericsladkilnhurst
29-04-2016, 06:02 PM
Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan, & Sherlock Holmes with his bungling sidekick Dr Watson.

Watson was only bungling in the old feature films, particularly those where Basil Rathbone played Holmes.

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Far best pairing of Sherlock Holmes ( Basil Rathbone ), his side kick Dr John Watson ( Nigel Bruce ), others can't touch this pair, in the films they made together.

Acido
30-04-2016, 12:26 AM
These choices might not be looked at as proper Detectives, but here goes...

For me, nobody could beat CI5 & The Professionals. With COWLEY as the boss, and BODIE & DOYLE as the two main stars.
And just before that I did also like The New Avengers with STEED, GAMBIT & PURDEY.
And also, who remembers Ian Ogilvy as THE NEW SAINT ? (I wasnt old enough to know Roger Moore as the original Saint) ;)

ParkgateMiller
30-04-2016, 06:02 AM
(I wasnt old enough to know Roger Moore as the original Saint) ;)

Pffffffffft! Nearly choked on mi cornflakes! You coulda helped Basil Rathbone with the makeup for his reputed '1,000 faces' ............... not owd enough my ASS! ;D

millavanilla
30-04-2016, 07:49 AM
Dont know wether he'd be classed as a detective or a cop, but robert stack in the untouchables was my favourite ..loved it..

Brin
30-04-2016, 08:35 AM
Charley Farley and Piggy Malone

jolly_roger
30-04-2016, 10:28 AM
Charley Farley and Piggy Malone

Still got the Evans & Raynor fixation then Brin?