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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 5, at 10:30PM
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.The murder sparks riots, with coverage from an unusually aggressive media.

“Secrets of the Dead” (Pts 1 & 2)
April 12, at 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.

“Truth and Consequences” (Pts 1 & 2)
April 19, at 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.The conflict was bitter and even now policemen are not welcome. Dalziel does not seem surprised when the skeleton is identified as that of George Brierly, a police officer who worked undercover during the strike.

“The Unwanted” (Pts 1 & 2)
April 26, at 10PM
Description coming soon.



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