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Dalziel Und Pascoe Mord In Yorkshire

British Boob tube detective series

Dalziel and Pascoe
Genre Crime drama
Law procedural
Starring Warren Clarke
Colin Buchanan
David Royle
Susannah Corbett
Malcolm Tierney
Fred Pearson
Navin Chowdhry
Jo-Anne Stockham
Pippa Haywood
James Puddephatt
Marian McLoughlin
Keeley Forsyth
Diana Quick
Katy Cavanagh
Joe Savino
Wayne Perrey
Naomi Bentley
Jemma Hines
Jennifer James
Country of origin Uk
Original language English
No. of series 11
No. of episodes 46 (list of episodes)
Running time 60–90 minutes
Product company BBC Birmingham
Original network BBC One
Picture format 4:3 (1996–98)
16:9 (1999–07)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 16 March 1996 (1996-03-16) –
22 June 2007 (2007-06-22)

Dalziel and Pascoe is a British television law-breaking drama based on the mystery novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was get-go broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast equally Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell", ) and Colin Buchanan being cast every bit Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton[1] in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, unlike beliefs, dissimilar styles. They become on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. Only their differences brand them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."[ii]

The serial was produced by BBC Birmingham, and broadcast on BBC 1 until 22 June 2007, running for a full of eleven serial. The first three series, comprising eleven episodes, were entirely based on Hill's novels, every bit were the get-go 2 episodes of serial iv. However, all subsequent stories, with the exception of "Dialogues of the Dead", are stories written exclusively for telly, and take non appeared as subsequent novels. The series was axed in 2008, citing falling viewing figures as the master reason. It was one of a number of dramas axed in a mass cull past newly appointed station controller Peter Fincham.[3]

Cast [edit]

  • Warren Clarke equally Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel
  • Colin Buchanan as Detective Inspector Peter Pascoe
  • David Royle as Detective Sergeant Edgar "Wieldy" Wield (Series one—seven)
  • Susannah Corbett as Ellie Pascoe (Serial 1—five, Guest Series 9)
  • Malcolm Tierney as Chief Lawman Victor Raymond (Series 3-4)
  • Fred Pearson as Dr. Thomas Vickery (Series 2—v)
  • Navin Chowdhry as PC Sanjay Singh (Serial 2)
  • Jo-Anne Stockham every bit Detective Constable Shirley "Ivor" Novello (Serial 4—6)
  • Pippa Haywood as Banana Primary Constable Rebecca Fenning (Serial 5)
  • James Puddephatt as Dr. Paul Ashurst (Series 6—8, Invitee Series 11)
  • Marian McLoughlin as Banana Chief Lawman Belinda Kennedy (Series half dozen)
  • Keeley Forsyth as Detective Constable Carrie "Tweedie" Harris (Series seven)
  • Diana Quick as Assistant Chief Lawman Stella Applegarth (Series 7)
  • Katy Cavanagh as Detective Sergeant Dawn "Spike" Milligan (Series 8)
  • Joe Savino as Dr. Frank Mason (Series 8—11)
  • Wayne Perrey as Detective Constable Parvez "Fez" Lateef (Series 9—xi)
  • Naomi Bentley as WPC Maria "Janet" Jackson (Serial 9)
  • Jemma Hines as WPC Claire "Lulu" Baines (Series 9—11)
  • Jennifer James every bit Detective Constable Kim "Posh" Spicer (Series 10—11)

Characters [edit]

Episodes listed abreast a character with a "–" signal the character's regular appearance in the prove. Episodes listed separately are guest appearances made by the graphic symbol before or after their regular stint.

Main characters [edit]

  • Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel (Warren Clarke) (A Clubbable Adult femaleUnder Dark Stars): Dalziel—pronounced "dee-ELL"—is edgeless-talking, politically wrong, and very insensitive. He's from the old school of policing, in complete dissimilarity to his younger side-kick, the fast-rail university educated Pascoe. "Dalziel is a perfect pig. He'due south vulgar, loud and rude," says actor Warren Clarke. "Simply he is in fact also a groovy humanitarian and he gets very skillful results." Dalziel has been forced to confront the health problems caused by years of unhealthy living, including heavy drinking. He is a member of the Wetherton rugby and Liberal clubs, and can be often institute at one of them in the evenings. He's non afraid of getting results.
  • Detective Inspector Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan) (A Clubbable WomanUnder Dark Stars): Academy educated and well mannered, Pascoe is the consummate opposite of his annoying, impolite partner Dalziel. He's married with one child, only separates from his married woman, Ellie, subsequently the fifth serial. They first met at university, before she dumped him due to his determination to join the police force. However, she soon decides to change her mind and requite her relationship with Pascoe some other go, to success. In later on series, Pascoe struggles to go on with his difficult and obstinate male parent, who always resented his son's decision non to go into farming. He is also very proficient friends with Edgar "Wieldy" Wield.

Other detectives [edit]

  • Detective Sergeant Edgar "Wieldy" Wield (David Royle) (A Clubbable WomanDialogues of the Dead): Edgar Wield presents as the sour one of the grouping, who appears non to share the sense of humour of either Dalziel nor Pascoe. But he has a good investigative eye. Occasionally he reveals he has a keen sense of sense of humour, although usually he makes jokes, often quite subtle ones, with a very straight face. Aside from Pascoe, Wield is Dalziel's right-paw man, providing him with all of the evidence required to nail a suspect. Although moody and grumpy most of the time, Wield's center is always on the ball, and he is ready to catch out any suspect with the evidence. Wield is revealed to exist gay in the third series, just when he tries to inform Dalziel, Dalziel reveals he knew since his showtime mean solar day in CID, and that he wasn't fooling anyone.
  • Detective Constable Shirley "Ivor" Novello (Jo-Anne Stockham) (On Beulah AcmeTruth and Consequences): Shirley "Ivor" Novello is the inexperienced officeholder in the ranks, having been given a fast pass to CID through her excellent exam results and quick-thinking ability. She'south gutsy, adamant and ready to give any suspect a run for his coin. Although sent secret by Dalziel on multiple occasions, her tendency for asking as well many questions usually blows her cover as a police officer. Despite the fact that she is virtually e'er i step ahead, she has been known to crumble in hard situations, including attempting to foil a bomb plot on a horses' stables.
  • Detective Constable Carrie "Tweedie" Harris (Keeley Forsyth) (The UnwantedFor Love Nor Money): Carrie "Tweedie" Harris is like the picayune canis familiaris on a pb which gnaws at someone's legs – she'south determined to get the truth out of her doubtable no thing the cost. More than rough and gear up than Ivor Novello, Tweedie is initially branded "Bomber" past Dalziel, although he soon decides that information technology is inappropriate, and renames her "Tweedie" in favour of Harris Tweed. Past the time of her showtime appearance in Serial 7, it appears she is established inside the team, and is no newcomer to proceedings. Although she can be a little scrap too eager at times, she is always prepared to give it 100%, and looks upward to Dalziel.
  • Detective Sergeant Dawn "Spike" Milligan (Katy Cavanagh) (A Game of SoldiersSoft Touch): Dawn "Spike" Milligan doesn't have the naivety of her predecessors. She's experienced, prepared and knows exactly what is expected of her as one of the longest serving female person detective sergeants on the Wetherton force. She's not fazed past Dalziel's archetypal methods, and is the perfect accompaniment to at-home Pascoe's advised side. Although she recently kicked out her hubby, she isn't ready to accept anybody else'due south advances, and is prepared to be an independent woman for a little while. She takes a dislike to Dalziel'south temporary replacement, DCI Derek Hores in 'The Cost of Fame'.
  • Detective Constable Parvez "Fez" Lateef (Wayne Perrey) (Heads Y'all LoseThe Cavern Woman): Parvez Lateef is the bright boy with all the right ideas. He's able to work extremely well as an independent party, only is besides able to work effectively every bit part of a squad. He'south Dalziel's aureate boy, able to come up with all the correct results equally and when he is required to. Perhaps the well-nigh educated and aware of all of the CID staff that Dalziel has had the pleasure to piece of work with, Parvez is also great with computers, existence able to analyse spreadsheets, figures and data to become information on the technological side of cases. He is loyal to his team, and is prepared to go the extra mile to take hold of the suspects.
  • Detective Constable Kim "Posh" Spicer (Jennifer James) (Houdini's GhostNether Night Stars): Kim "Posh" Spicer is the tom-boy of the group – she loves football game, stone and scroll and everything classic, but with a heart of gold and her caput firmly screwed on her shoulders, she's the i you lot'd prefer to have out on a Friday nighttime for a pint and a curry. A quick learner, fast thinker and with dark classes having taught her to exist fluent in Spanish, she's got only about every tool in the box when it comes to interviewing and detaining suspects. She quickly becomes a house favourite with Dalziel, and DC Lateef even takes a fleck of a smoothen to her. Initially a WPC, she progresses in CID.

Uniformed officers [edit]

  • PC Sanjay Singh (Navin Chowdhry) (Ruling PassionExit Lines): PC Singh is a new recruit to the Wetherton force who is eager to learn all of the tricks of the trade from Dalziel. Starting every bit a tea boy, he quickly proves himself resourceful, canny, and motivated in even the almost complicated of investigations. In the episode "Deadheads", Singh is struck soundly over the head and virtually killed. Wield demonstrates a telling tenderness toward Singh that sets upwardly the revelation of his homosexuality. Singh's zipper to the team only lasts one series. As an caption, Dalziel later reveals in "Child's Play" that Singh'southward departure was because Wieldy was getting misty-eyed over him and to protect everyone involved he chose to "ship him up north" where he would go along his career.
  • WPC Maria "Janet" Jackson (Naomi Bentley) (Heads You LoseDust Thou Art): WPC Maria "Janet" Jackson is initially a petty trigger happy, but maybe simply through her ambition to get training to bring together CID. Although she hangs on Dalziel's every beck and call, she'southward adamant to become her own person and stand out from the crowd. Her faith in the police force is questioned when she is kidnapped by two armed thugs in Dust Thou Fine art, but she speedily recovers to carry on as 1 of the main officers to accompany Dalziel and Pascoe on their virtually tasking investigations. Although the pair don't initially hitting it off, Dalziel builds up a bond with Janet, and the pair abound to respect each other in time.
  • WPC Claire "Lulu" Baines (Jemma Hines) (Dust Thou Art, A Decease in the Family, The Cavern WomanUnder Dark Stars): WPC Claire "Lulu" Baines is not the brainiest officer – in fact, she's quite ditzy. Initially, she's simply the go-between for CID and compatible, but Dalziel shortly grows to realise that she has her uses, and begins to use her initiative more than and more. Although non as outstanding as her equal-ranking colleagues in the field, Lulu has the appetite to larn and abound within her duties every bit an officeholder. Although Dalziel is edgeless and informs her she has absolutely no take chances of e'er joining CID, Lulu is hopeful that 1 day, when Dalziel retires, his successor will be a picayune more lenient and forthcoming.

Chief constables [edit]

  • Chief Constable Victor Raymond (Malcolm Tierney) (Child'south Play, On Beulah TiptopThe British Grenadier): Victor Raymond is mayhap the most experienced officer in the Wetherton force, having served 35 years of duty. However, some would describe him equally a 'jobsworth' – following every rule right down to the last detail, and non being able to be the butt of the latest station joke at present and over again. He despises Dalziel for his draconian and scheming antics, and often pulls him into the office to tell him so. He is also known to be homophobic, having told Dalziel to 'out' the gay officeholder in CID - Wieldy - which Dalziel refused to do. He retired at the end of series four afterward bungling a major tactical operation.
  • Assistant Master Lawman Rebecca Fenning (Pippa Haywood) (A Sweeter LazarusHigher up the Law): Rebecca Fenning is the complete contrary of Victor Raymond – she's non frightened of chasing a suspect, regularly allows Dalziel to break the rules, and even compliments him with a bottle of unmarried malt for a great consequence on a case. She'south non afraid to tell the big wigs above her where to get — if she'southward onto a suspect, she's determined to catch them. Her relationship with Dalziel blossoms much more than than that of her predecessor, so much that Dalziel is not even a tiny bit scared when he'due south pulled into her office for a quick telling off. Although only with the squad very briefly, her issue on Dalziel is noticeable.
  • Assistant Chief Constable Belinda Kennedy (Marian McLoughlin) (Walls of SilenceTruth and Consequences): Belinda Kennedy is a dominion-player, who is non prepared to take whatever risks when it comes to major cases. Described past Dalziel every bit a 'jobsworth', neither she nor he manage to bond throughout her short stint with Wetherton CID, mainly because she tries to go him removed from a very personal instance in 'Walls of Silence'. She is bully to encounter the dorsum of Dalziel, but is valuing of Pascoe, often asking him to clean up Dalziel's mess in lodge to salvage the force from a big media scandal. She only appears twice throughout her short stint in the programme, outset in 'Walls of Silence'.
  • Assistant Chief Constable Stella Applegarth (Diana Quick) (The UnwantedFor Love Nor Money): Stella Applegarth is a sly, cunning quondam play a trick on. On the surface, she seems similar your typical play it past the book sort of copper, but truthfully, this is just because she is trying to cover up her ain dingy deeds. When she is linked to long-time criminal Danny Macer in 'For Love Nor Money', Dalziel suspects she is function of a big pay-off which resulted in Macer being acquitted of the murder of snout Ted Barnes. Pursuing Stella to a showdown with Macer proves to exist the biggest centre-opener, equally the pair are revealed to be childhood sweethearts. Dalziel subsequently arrests her for murder, making it her final appearance.

Doctors [edit]

  • Dr. Thomas Vickery (Fred Pearson) (Ruling PassionStrange Bodies): Thomas Vickery is the on-scene SOCO and pathologist fastened to the local mortuary. He and Dalziel don't announced to like each other, mainly because they are so much alike. Vickery is blunt, to the point and not afraid to say what he thinks – a lot like Dalziel. But when it comes to the crisis, he is extremely hard-working, and picks through every petty particular to provide Dalziel with the prove he needs to convict a doubtable. He is regularly supported by his team of younger doctors and trainees, who sometimes deport out postmortems for him when he is off duty. He afterward retires from his post.
  • Dr. Paul Ashurst (James Puddephatt) (Walls of SilenceDialogues of the Expressionless, Nifty Escapes, Soft Bear on, Fallen Angel): Paul Ashurst is nerdy, with all the tiniest details near the victim in question. He manages to get results quickly and efficiently. Although starting in a minor capacity, he soon builds to helping Dalziel with all sorts of sticky situations, and also every bit going out into the field, is very handy with cutting tools back at the lab. He helps provide a quick result on the death of Alec Jordan in 'Walls of Silence', and this quickly cements his working relationship.
  • Dr. Frank Mason (Joe Savino) (A Game of SoldiersUnder Dark Stars): Frank Mason has been in the job for more years than Dalziel can care to call back - and the fact they are former school friends makes for a reminiscing moment one time in a while. Despite that, Frank is your sometime-school sort of 'non prepared to requite anything away - you're the detective' kind of doctor, sticking to the essentials only, even to stopping half mode through an dissection and going home simply because it's five-o'-clock. His non-elaborations are non e'er helpful when it comes to solving a murder as quickly as possible making Dalziel button for farther information.

Other characters [edit]

  • Ellie Pascoe (Susannah Corbett) (A Clubbable Adult femaleAbove the Law, Dead Meat): Ellie is Pascoe'southward long-suffering wife, whom he marries in "An Autumn Shroud" later beingness persuaded by Dalziel to get down on ane knee. Ellie, an idealist, was completely against Pascoe'southward decision to join the police strength, then much that despite their being childhood sweethearts, it ended their relationship for a while, before the pair became friends once more and rekindled their romance. She maintains a light antagonism toward Dalziel due to his round-the-clock policing style which ofttimes pulls her husband from his family. Ellie and Pascoe besides have a child, Rose, built-in during the second series, for whom Andy Dalziel is the godfather. In the Nether Earth episode, Ellie develops an inappropriate closeness to one of her students, throwing profound doubts on her future with Pascoe. The pair dissever at the stop of the 5th series after longstanding differences. Ellie returns to England in Dead Meat, newly engaged to an American man.

Episodes [edit]

Home media [edit]

The unabridged series has been released in Australia (Region iv, as beneath). At that place was a 3 year filibuster between Series Two and Three and also Series Ten and Series Eleven.

  • Series One — September 5, 2007
  • Series Two — April ii, 2008
  • Series 3 — February 6, 2011
  • Series 4 — May 5, 2011
  • Series Five — Baronial 4, 2011
  • Series Vi — February 12, 2012
  • Series Seven — June 12, 2012
  • Series Viii — October three, 2012
  • Series Nine — April 3, 2013
  • Series Ten — September 17, 2014
  • Series Eleven — February fifteen, 2017
  • The Complete Series 1-11 — February 15, 2017

References [edit]

  1. ^ "Dalziel and Pascoe". BBC Drama. BBC. Retrieved xxx September 2016.
  2. ^ "Crime Drama | Alibi Channel". Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  3. ^ BBC dramas including Dalziel and Pascoe may exist axed | Media | The Guardian

External links [edit]

  • Official Site
  • Dalziel and Pascoe at IMDb


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