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.
Dalziel and Pascoe does not air March 1, 8, and 15 due to special programming.
“Above the Law ” (Pts 1 & 2)
March 22, 10PM
Judge Jerry Chance is in the middle of a high-profile drugs trial and under 24-hour police protection when he is brutally shot down near his home. It looks like a professional job and the accused man in the trial – Ken Barbour – is immediately the police’s prime suspect. However, Barbour tells them that Chance was about to make a ruling which would invalidate the case against him.
“Walls of Silence ” (Pts 1 & 2)
March 29, 10PM
Alec Jordan, a 17-year-old schoolboy (a gifted cellist and the pride of his school) is found drowned in suspicious circumstances. He took a blow to the head, and his bloodstream reveals a heavy dose of ‘Roofies’, the date rape drug. For Dalziel, this case is an emotional minefield.Ten years ago, he was involved in a road accident in which he knocked down and killed a young woman in front of her husband and son.