The votes have been counted and verified by independent verifiers, and thus we call time on another battle in this exciting opening round of the TV Detective World Series!
We can now announce that the winner is...
With an epic 82% of the vote Frank Drebin delivered a drubbing to Brother Cadfael of near Biblical proportions!
With just one series of six episodes to his name, Drebin was up against a powerhouse of period sleuthing, but judges felt on the day that a combination of his raw charisma and death meant nostalgic comedy fans threw their support behind him.
Drebin can now relax and consider a plan of action for his second round fixture. With such Sleuthing Stalwarts as Marple, Fletcher and Batman already through, the next round could surely* spell problems for our victor.
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*Don't call him Shirley.
By Mike Horner