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.
“On Beulah Height ” (Pts 1 & 2)
January 4, 10:30PM
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate the kind of case that even hardened coppers dread – the murder of an eight-year-old girl. The team are called in when Lorraine Dacre, disappears in the hills outside a small village – her body is soon discovered hidden in a hole at a local beauty spot – Beulah Height.
“Recalled to Life ” (Pts 1 & 2)
January 11, 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.
“Time to Go ” (Pts 1 & 2)
January 18, 10PM
When a young man, Zack, is found dead at a rave club Dalziel and Pascoe are under pressure to find out who was the dealer of the drugs that killed him.
“The British Grenadier ” (Pts 1 & 2)
January 25, 10PM
When Dalziel pays a visit to an old friend, Stella Moon, the landlady of a quiet village pub, he’s shocked to find himself at the centre of an armed siege involving Stella’s husband, a Falklands veteran.