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.
“Home Truths” (Pts 1 & 2)
April 27, 10PM
A young Sikh woman, Simran Ghataura, is shot dead in a deprived inner-city area, where tensions between the Asian and white communities are running high.
“Secrets of the Dead” (Pts 1 & 2)
May 4, 10PM
Dalziel is in the small Yorkshire village of Stenby, attending the funeral of Fran Lock, the district nurse. Fran was married to Sergeant Ted Lock, a highly respected and long-serving police officer at Dalziel’s police station. Their son, Mark, is also has followed in his footsteps and is a detective sergeant on Dalziel’s team. Dalziel has his own private grief: unknown to anyone else, he and Fran were once lovers. When the local solicitor is found murdered, Dalziel investigates (without the help of Pascoe, who is off to Florida to visit his wife and daughter)
“Truth & Consequences” (Pts 1 & 2)
May 11, 10PM
A skeleton is unearthed in the former mining town of Thirksby. The discovery revives unwelcome memories for Dalziel, who was stationed there during the miners’ strike of 1984-85
“On Beulah Height” (Pts 1 & 2)
May 18, 10PM
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate the kind of case that even hardened coppers dread – the murder of an eight-year-old girl.
“Recalled to Life” (Pts 1 & 2)
May 25, 10PM
Following a long campaign protesting her innocence, Cissy Kohler has been released from jail after serving 35 years for murder. Now Dalziel finds himself under investigation for her wrongful conviction. To save his reputation Dalziel decides to re-interview the suspects and the witnesses from the murder case back in 1963, even though he has been warned off the case by the official investigator.