Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

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 Henry Crabbe (40 episodes, 1994-1997)
Maggie Steed ...
 Margaret Crabbe (33 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Freddy Fisher / ... (33 episodes, 1994-1997)
Nick Raggett ...
 Leon Henderson (27 episodes, 1994-1997)
Bella Enahoro ...
 Sophia Cambridge (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Samantha Womack ...
 Nicola (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joe Duttine ...
 Steve Turner (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nicholas Lamont ...
 Gary Palmer (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 John (20 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe, an intelligent, sensible, and mild-mannered man, would like nothing better than to retire from the police force and devote his time and energy to the restaurant that he wants to open. However, Assistant Chief Constable Fisher won't allow this to happen because this would expose his own stupidity and ineptitude to the unwelcome attention of his superiors. So, after a botched operation to try to catch a notorious criminal, Fisher devises a scheme that incriminates Henry, and, until he can solve this invidious dilemma, he must continue to serve at his boss's calling, whenever the need arises. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Season 1-5 title openings show a library shelf with various cooking books mixed in with police training books. A hand pulls out a book and reveals the main character (DCI Harry Crabbe)looking back at him straight on like he is spying on him. This was slightly changed in seasons 2-5 with Crabbe showing a left profile and turning his head and staring out of the missing book slot. See more »

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Comfort-Food Detective Drama
16 August 2012 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

You had me at "Richard Griffiths"... add Maggie Steed and the staple Detective Show format with a food twist, and there is barely an unwatchable episode.

That doesn't mean there aren't a multitude of flaws: the character of Cambridge is both appalling uninspired in creation and woodenly acted; the "Hooperman"-arc opportunity is wasted; staff changes at the restaurant are clumsily handled - not one well-handled exit; and the reason Henry is doing two jobs is inconsistent and illogical.

But we can all turn a blind-eye to these shortcomings, as they are not really important to most episodes which stand on their own merit.

But mostly I watch it because I salivate at Henry's Steak & Kidney Pie... we all have our weaknesses!


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