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)
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 Henderson (27 episodes, 1994-1997)
Bella Enahoro ...
 Cambridge / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Samantha Womack ...
 Nicola (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joe Duttine ...
 Steve / ... (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nicholas Lamont ...
 Gary Palmer (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ashley Russell ...
 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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The building in Hemel Hempstead that was used as Henry Crabbe's restaurant was a florist at the time of filming but has now become a restaurant named "Pie in the Sky" in real life. See more »

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11 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

here in new england we depend on PBS or BBC America for good English programming. I stumbled on this show last year. It is a light detective show with good character portrayals. Griffiths is great. They only seem to run the same 10 episodes over and over, i see there are 33 episodes. Might have to buy the DVD. It would be worth it.

I wonder why it didn't go more seasons. Was it not well received? Some shows are better than others, some a little fluffy, others delve more into his detectives ability to see through mysteries at his waddling slow pace. I know Richard Griffiths has done other work, I first saw him in naked gun. But i believe some of his best screen work is here.


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