Two unorthodox police officers are called to investigate dodgy dealings at Wetherton rugby club after the body of their star player's wife is found dead at home.

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Colin Buchanan ...
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Mark Lambert ...
Marcus Felstead
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Arthur Evans
Robert Hudson ...
Ted Morgan
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Sam Connon
Bernard Latham ...
Sid Hope
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Dave Fernie
Ingrid Wells ...
Alice Fernie
Susannah Corbett ...
Claude Close ...
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Danny McGrath ...
David Wallis
Darren Tighe ...
Stanley Curtis
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Gwen Evans
David Royle ...
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Two unorthodox police officers are called to investigate dodgy dealings at Wetherton rugby club after the body of their star player's wife is found dead at home.

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rugby | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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16 March 1996 (UK)  »

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[to Pascoe who has just met Dalziel, a surname which is pronounced Dee-ELL]
Det. Supt. Andy Dalziel: The first time you walked in, you said "Good morning, Mister Dee-ELL". First bugger that ever got my name right. First time. Unforgivable, that is. "Smartarse", I thought. I was right.
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Confusing, too many fish in the barrel, needs some good acting
9 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very disappointing since I have been waiting patiently for this series to come to the US, but, well, this episode, the clubbable woman, makes little sense and is mushed together without any care for logic, character development, plot, atmosphere and the outrageous characterizations of the two main characters. Rushed at the end, fatuous in the beginning and flaky in the middle, this film has little to offer a viewer who has a right to expect something to work in 90 minutes of story telling. There is, however, nothing that works. Too little of the main characters and flaky presentation of the actual mystery is most disturbing. Daziel seems to be vulgar and anti-elitist, but wears top-drawer clothes and knows a lot about every facet of life. The subplot is a snippet at the end. And Ellie is moderately repulsive, but Pascoe is the worst--pretty boy to the max. P.C at work when homoerotic implications are rampant in this truly awful show.


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