Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel is vulgar, blunt-talking, politically incorrect, and often insensitive. He's from the old school of policing and relies on his instinct, knowledge of human nature and experience to get results. Warren Clarke, one of Britain's best-loved actors, gives a consummate performance as the politically incorrect, no-nonsense copper with a penetrating wit and questionable personal habits.
Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the "smart arses" of this world. So when the inexperienced, soft-spoken, whiz-kid graduate Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan) joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, he is in for a rough ride.
Pascoe is the perfect foil as Dalziel's cultured side kick. One of the new breed of career police officers, he is armed with a degree in Social Sciences, a caring attitude and a sharp brain. At first Pascoe is somewhat taken aback by his brash and ballsy boss, but it soon becomes apparent there is more to Andy Dalziel than meets the eye.
The funniest and most endearing team in British crime detection are based on the best-selling novels of award-winning writer, Reginald Hill.
A Killing Kindness (Pts 1 & 2)
November 17 / 11 PM
The death of a young girl at a local fair is the third case of bizarre ritual murder for Dalziel and Pascoe.
The serial killer is known as the Choker because of his habit of strangling his victims. After every slaying,
the killer calls the local newspaper and quotes a different line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Dead Heads (Pts 1 & 2)
November 24 / 11 PM
Flamboyant businessman and Dalziel’s old friend, Dick Elgood, accuses one of his employees, rose-
enthusiast Patrick Alderman, of trying to murder him. When Pascoe starts to investigate, he discovers a
trail of suspicious deaths in Alderman’s past. Each one has benefited him in some way.
Dalziel and Pascoe does not air December 1, 8, or 15 due to special programming.
Exit Lines (Pts 1 & 2)
December 22 / 10 PM
After a drunken evening at a top country restaurant with his friend the bookmaker,Arnie Bancroft, and smooth-talking Major Kassell, Dalziel’s car is involved in an accident. An elderly cyclist is knocked over and killed. But who was driving: Dalziel or Bancroft?
Underworld (Pts 1 & 2)
December 29 / 10 PM
The discovery of a man’s body in a deserted mine shaft throws a Yorkshire mining community into turmoil as it is forced to re-live some dark events from the past. Dalziel and Pascoe arrive to investigate and they unearth a history of deceit, revenge and murder, which began with the unresolved murder of a young girl in the village, years before.