16 March 1996
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.
23 March 1996
When the body of a school principal, thought to be buried in Austria, is found under her own memorial in the school grounds, police detectives Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe are called in to piece together the circumstances surrounding her untimely death.
30 March 1996
Crime drama based on the novel by Reginald Hill, about two police colleagues, one of whom gets involved in some strange goings on at a country house, whilst the other gets married.
14 June 1997
Peter and Ellie take a holiday in the Cotswold village of Thornton Lacey to stay with old college friends,one of whom,author Colin Hopkins has written a new book - one which gives a thinly veiled account of some of the villagers' dark secret. When Colin's wife is murdered and Colin disappears Peter investigates,though his help is not entirely appreciated by local superintendent Backhouse. At the same time Peter finds a connection with a thief nicknamed the Micturator after his habit of urinating in victims' kettles.
21 June 1997
Teen-aged Pauline Stanhope becomes the fourth victim of the Yorkshire Choker, a serial killer who strangles girls and then phones the local paper, quoting lines from 'Hamlet' - which is the play being staged by Ellie's teacher friend Mark Wildgoose, at the school attended by the girls. Dalziel, however, suspects gypsy Dave Lee, who rowed with one of the victims - a fact which brings him into conflict with the formidable gypsy rights lawyer Adi Pritchard. To help trap the killer a medium and linguistic expert are brought in but Peter solves the case by studying an old thespian photograph.
Season 2, Episode 3: Deadheads28 June 1997
The two detectives investigate a string of bizarre, seemingly accidental deaths occurring over three decades which somehow or other all involve the same man.
Season 2, Episode 4: Exit Lines12 July 1997
Peter is called out to investigate the murder of elderly Robert Deeks,an old soldier whose medals were also stolen. On the same night Andy is accused of drunk driving,resulting in the death of an old cyclist,though Andy's friend,sober Arnie Bancroft claims to have been the driver. With Andy on suspension Peter looks into the murder and it turns out to be no coincidence that Mr Deeks' granddaughter Karen,a tarty waitress at the function Andy attended,has a boyfriend in the same regiment as one Major Kassell,whom Andy suspects of being involved in a heroin-smuggling ring. Peter learns why Andy let people assume he was a drunk driver as the parallel cases are closed.
21 March 1998
The discovery of a skeleton deep underground in a mine shaft brings Dalziel and Pascoe to the Yorkshire coalfield. When the body is confirmed as a man missing for ten years they realise that they have a murder to investigate. Raking over the past proves difficult for the local population as old wounds are re-opened and old grievances come to the fore. As the investigation progresses the acrimony increases and various relationships come under strain. As the police home in on the culprit the locals take the law into their own hands with tragic consequences.
28 March 1998
As Gwendoline Huby is being laid to rest her funeral is interrupted by Alessandro Pontelli, who claims to be her son Alexander, missing in action in Italy in 1944. The other heirs are not happy - especially bluff John Huby though hotelier Stephanie Windibanks is more philosophical. She believes Pontelli is genuine, having a birthmark she remembers. The family's former housekeeper Ella Keech claims there was no birthmark. Then Pontelli is shot dead. At the same time Wieldy is visited by a gay youth who knows that the policeman is a closet gay himself. The boy is also murdered and is ultimately found to have a link to the Huby family.
18 October 1998
Dalziel almost witnesses a shooting which two witnesses claim was a beautiful woman trying to commit suicide by shooting herself in the face. He is convinced it is murder. Ironically, Dalziel and his suspect (Philip Swain) are cast in a cathedral mystery play as God and the devil, respectively. A young missing husband, a series of letters to Dalziel by an intended suicide, heroin in the autopsy, changes in testimony, and bodies buried in concrete add to the drama facing Dalziel and Pascoe.
25 October 1998
Inspector Pascoe's grandmother dies, and he sets out to discover the truth about his grandfather: why he disappeared during WWI. Pascoe is falsely told that his grandfather was a deserter but continues his quest. An animal rights group, in a seemingly unrelated incident, attacks a pharmaceutical firm's labs. The leader (Amanda Marvell) escapes to the woods nearby and falls over a skeleton. Dalziel is attracted to Marvell but relentlessly sets out to solve the murder of her disciple, though her Jeep is involved. Flashbacks are used to show the threads linking the two cases. The skeleton is found to have arsenic in the bones; Marvell's brother's death in Africa is suspected not to be accidental; Dalziel discovers the theft of experimental data from the lab, showing it not to have a purely beneficent medical mission in Africa; and Pascoe proves his grandfather was innocent.
12 June 1999
What happened to little Mary? Eight years ago, the town was sure they knew: Benny, a boy with a metal plate in his head, who also disappeared. When another little girl is gone, Dalziel's squad investigates, but Pascoe is sidelined by his daughter's meningitis. Mary's bereaved family adopted Betsy (now called Elizabeth), who has become a well-known singer; she has come home to sing a requiem for Mary. Townspeople claim to have seen Benny; his aunt had a visitor asking about money close to her death; Betsy's fathers (birth and adopted) and even little Rose Pascoe are crucial witnesses.
19 June 1999
Over 30 years into her sentence for the murder of her lover's wife, Cissy Kohler claims she was coerced into a false confession. When she is released, she is in protective custody while Dalziel and his comatose former boss are being investigated for their roles in the conviction. Among the discoveries: faked deaths, a book purchased just to be suppressed, blackmail, treachery in the espionage department, and another murder. Dalziel wants the truth, but he also wants to be vindicated in Kohler's case. Can he have both?
Season 4, Episode 3: Time to Go26 June 1999
The drugs-related death of young man who lapsed into a coma at a rave club attracts the interest of Dalziel (Warren Clarke
) and Pascoe (Colin Buchanan
). As the detectives investigate deeper into the rave club they discover that the club is owned by Nicholas (Andrew Lee Potts
) and Sophie (Sarah-Jane Potts
), intense, inseparable twins, and financed by their seemingly benign Uncle Henry (Bernard Cribbins
), a maker of perfume. This bizarre trio cause problems enough for Dalziel but he comes under more pressure when, during a drugs raid, he arrests the son of his ex-wife, Mary Waddell (Harriet Walter
). After another strange murder at the club, Dalziel and Pascoe are forced to dig even deeper into the private lives and motivations of the diverse group of suspects surrounding these murders with some startling results.
3 July 1999
Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel goes to The British Grenadier to console the pub's owner Stella, who has just had a serious fight with her husband. Suspecting her of infidelity, Stella's husband returns with a gun, and takes his wife, Andy, and a number of patrons hostage.
1 July 2000
Having recovered from his wounds Andy Dalziel returns to the fold just as Peter Pascoe is in the midst of an undercover operation trying to capture a serial killer. Peter corners the man who then jumps to his death but the only witness turns out to be Abbie Hallingsworth who was kidnapped 19 years before and presumed dead. More difficult however is that her kidnapper, Gus Mullavey, confessed to her murder and is still in prison, though now on his deathbed. Dalziel has a great deal of difficulty in accepting the situation and Abbie's family has mixed feelings about her return, especially one of her two brothers who is simply not prepared to accept her claim. DNA testing confirms her identity but the police soon have a murder investigation on their hands when Abbie is found dead. When they learn that one-third of the Hallingsworths' considerable family wealth was in trust for Abbie, they focus on Abbie's brother David as the most likely suspect. It turns out that nothing is as it seems, however. Meanwhile, Peter's private life is in something of a turmoil after he and wife Ellie separate.
8 July 2000
After Georgina Webster dies following a fall from her horse during a fox hunt, it's put down to an accident. When the Master of the Hunt, James Marsham, receives an anonymous letter saying her death was a good thing, he asks the police to investigate. ACC Rebecca Fenning puts Dalziel in charge of the case and he would rather be doing almost anything else. He doesn't object to fox hunting as much as he does the hunters who he sees as the privileged gentry who treat working class people like him as dirt. They exhume Webster's body and find that her fall may not have been an accident after all. DC Shirley 'Ivor' Novello joins the hunting set undercover but the ACC orders the investigation shut down when Andy puts his foot in it. A second murder re-opens the case yet again and while some suspicion has fallen on the local anti-fox hunting group, the killer is much closer to home.
15 July 2000
Peter is asked to protect Barney Winkler, a German academic whose book on the Cold war has put him in danger from former Stasi members. Winkler is seen in conversation with an ex-associate Leon Falke, who is murdered, Winkler disappearing soon after, his abandoned car dumped in the sea. Andy is holidaying in Whitby where he meets old flame Florence Stockton, a much-married lady several of whose ex-husbands turn up mysteriously dead in Yorkshire, and is called back to look into the German's disappearance. Florence also knew Winkler. Is she the link to the murders or is it, as Andy suspects, cloak and dagger - or even professional jealousy in the groves of Academe?
22 July 2000
Judge Jerry Chance is shot dead at point blank range and immediate suspicion falls on Kenneth Barbour, a large scale drugs importer being tried by the judge. Then Christina, his widow and prospective Euro MP, tells the police that they both had male lovers. When Simon, the judge's boyfriend is also found dead and an attempt is made to kill Christina, Andy is convinced the link is the successful businessman Peter Ransom. He employed Simon, was the former business partner of Christina's lover Peter Deller, and was once tried and acquitted by the judge for insider trading. The trouble is, Ransom seems to regard himself as above the law. Meanwhile Ellie tells Peter that she is fed up with him being married to the job and is leaving him.
29 October 2001
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate a suspicious death when 16 year-old Alec Jordan is found dead, floating in a lake. The post-mortem reveals a low level of alcohol in his system, but a high level of a tranquilizer known as ruffies, the date rape drug. For Dalziel, the case is particularly difficult. Ten years previously while in pursuit of suspect, Dalziel stuck and killed Alec's mother with his car. Although Dalziel was found not to be responsible, the incident has always haunted him. The police focus on Alec's school mates, particularly Sophie Caine who is uncooperative and seems to have something to hide. The police believe that Alec was gay and pursue that line of investigation but the reason for his death is directly related to the night his mother died.
5 November 2001
The murder of a young Asian woman brings Dalziel and Pascoe into the inner city right in the middle of a racially sensitive situation. With drugs, unemployment and the closure of the only teenage community project added to the mix this rapidly becomes an explosive situation for Dalziel to handle. As the rioting gets worse and the body count increases Dalziel comes under pressure to accept the racial motivation for the murders but he refuses and continues to dig deeper into the background of the local inhabitants. When a witness comes forward with some vital information, Dalziel sets a trap to catch the culprit. During interrogation the real motives for the murders are revealed together with the complex web of lies and deceit that preceeded them.
12 November 2001
With DI Peter Pascoe away visiting his daughter and ex-wife in Florida, Det. Supt. Andy Dalziel investigates the murder of local solicitor David Brewer. At the request of an old friend, Sgt. Ted Lock, Andy makes his son, DS Mark Lock acting DI in Pascoe's absence. Brewer was found tied to a chair in his ransacked office and was severely beaten. The circumstances are virtually identical to a murder five years previously, one that Mark Lock had worked on. Brewer's wife Gillian was having an affair with local butcher Tom Piper and Andy is suspicious of a local doctor, Robert Silwood. It all becomes very complicated and personal for Andy when Ted Lock's recently deceased wife Fran, Mark's mother and one of Andy's old flames, is indirectly implicated in the case. She also leaves Andy a note revealing the true of identity of Mark's father. Pascoe unexpectedly returns from holiday and helps Andy deal with a second murder.
19 November 2001
When the excavation at a construction site unearths a skeleton, Det. Supt. Dalziel and DI Pascoe have a murder to solve. The construction is at an abandoned coal mine that was the site of a major incident during the coal miner's strike in 1984. It also brings back memories for Andy who had been posted there early in his career. It also brings him into contact with his his sister, Harriet Clifford, from whom he has been estranged for several years. Many in the community know Andy and his return is anything but welcome. The skeletal remains are identified as those of George Briley, a police constable whose head had been bashed in some 15 to 20 years ago. Briley was working undercover during the strike but the police subsequently learned he was bent as well, having stolen, so it was believed, as large sum of the strikers' money. Peter Pascoe receives information that suggests Andy may have benefited in some way as well.
30 September 2002
Back home to act as best man at an old army friend's wedding, Peter Pascoe soon finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation. His friend, Sgt. Ian Henslowe marries Jill Lowry unifying the two largest farming and land-owning families in the area. The wedding day is not a happy one however when another army mate, Cpl. Martin Wilkie, is found dead in the pig barn. Wilkie was a bit of a loudmouth constantly insulting others, particularly Peter's overweight cousin, Terry Pascoe. When it's revealed that the new bride was also having an affair with Wilkie, and may be pregnant by him, there's an even greater to do. For Andy Dalziel, who has been fretting about his health and the need for a medical exam, Peter is a suspect like the others and tells him to stay out of the case. Two other murders - made to look like a murder-suicide - provides the police with additional evidence. Andy also becomes interested in a group of illegal immigrant farm workers who were rounded up the night before the wedding and the fact that some of the illegals may have been missed.
Season 7, Episode 2: Mens Sana7 October 2002
With Andy Dalziel at home recuperating from his heart attack, DI Peter Pascoe finds himself in charge of investigating a suspicious death when Nurse Maggie Hopcraft finds Harriet Vanstone dead in her seaweed bath. Vanstone was staying at a health clinic undergoing a variety of spa-like treatments and the doctor who had attended her the day before, Allison Laurie, is prepared to certify the cause of death as a heart attack. Peter isn't so sure but certainly develops an interest in the very attractive doctor. Andy meanwhile is bored to tears sitting at home and, unable to officially return to work, decides to check himself into the clinic to see what he can find out. A second death convinces both Peter and Andy that there is definitely something going on.
30 August 2002
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate the murder of a priest who had been sent to a local parish to investigate claims of a miracle having occurred nearby. What they find is that church records have also been stolen. When they subsequently find the remains of an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for over 40 years, the case points to Father Tibbings, the local priest who managed a children's home many years before until it was destroyed by fire. The case becomes personal for Dalziel when his dying sister, Harriet Clifford, tells him of a long-hidden family secret.
21 October 2002
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate the death of Donald Fitzgerald who is found the morning after his retirement party bludgeoned to death on a golf course driving range with three golf balls shoved into his mouth. He had returned home after the party to tell his wife he was leaving her and then left the house, taking with him a new golf club he received as a retirement gift. Suspicion falls on Danny Macer who was recently acquitted in a murder case with striking similarities. When they find a key on Fitzgerald that leads to safe deposit box with a 100,000 pounds, they begin to wonder exactly what their ex-colleague was up to. A second murder leads them to one of their own.
21 December 2002
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate a bizarre series of murders which, though apparently unrelated, have one thing in common. Having started with someone connected to the letter A, the killer then proceeds to murder someone connected to the letter B, and so on. Or at least that's what the police think to be the common thread. One thing they know for sure is that the killer submits an entry to a writing contest after each murder, known as a dialogue with the dead. As the list of victims grow, the police grow increasingly frustrated at the lack of clues and their inability to make an arrest.
22 December 2002
3 January 2004
Dalziel and Pascoe investigate the murder of Nancy D'Amato whose body is found by a squad of soldiers on training. She was an American tourist who was traveling alone and may have been drugged before she was beaten to death. It's determined that Nancy was seen at a pub with two young soldiers from the nearby military training base, one of whom subsequently commits suicide. Nancy's husband Gus, a Boston homicide detective, arrives and isn't pleased with the way the investigation is being handled. Andy is quite pleased as he gets the opportunity to work with DS Jenny Ettrick, an old flame. However, she was once married to one of the witnesses in the case and may be hiding a conflict of interest. When the second soldier is killed, suspicion falls on his brutish sergeant but the detectives must return to basics when they realize they made a serious error from the outset.
10 January 2004
After a blow-up with a kidnapping suspect during a formal interview, Dalziel goes on a fortnight's enforced leave leaving him to ponder whether he will return at all. DI Pascoe and DS Milligan look into the death of Efrona Davis, whose body is washed up on shore. She had a date after work the previous evening with Gavin Oldham, who has gone missing. Unfortunately, the DCI assigned to the case is preoccupied with a diamond robbery. Efrona was part of a reality TV talent competition and was hoping to have a career in show business. With Dalziel's return to duty, the investigation focuses on Rowan Priestly, a has-been comedian who organized the talent show and Julian Finch who had recently become Efrona's agent. The case turns out to be more complex than first imagined when they establish links to another major investigation.
17 January 2004
Charlie Walker has escaped from police custody and is the object of a massive police manhunt. Andy just happens to be in the area and spends the night in a local pub when his car breaks down. The pub is owned by Walker's parents-in-law but he was convicted of murdering their daughter so they don't want much of anything to do with him. When one of the pub's barmaids, Sally Craig, is found mauled to death, Dalziel, now joined by Pascoe and DS Milligan, investigate. Sally was having a fling with a local dog breeder whose wife had recently told her to stay away from her husband but she was also the key witness against Walker at his trial.
Season 8, Episode 4: Soft Touch24 January 2004
Andy Dalziel is not a happy man. He's been told that he's on his last operational case and will soon be moved to a desk job. He's feeling his age and is worried about his future to the point where he is suffering from severe insomnia. The police have a puzzler on their hands. The autopsy of a man found dead reveals a two-year old bullet from an AK-47 lodged in his spine. When Richard Mattis returns from Russia having successfully negotiated a major contract for the family-owned shoe company, he also brings home his lovely interpreter, Natalia. When Richard is found killed, Andy is convinced there has to be a connection between the two cases.
30 January 2005
The police have a murder investigation on their hands when body parts and medical waste are found in a local lake. The waste is traced to Wetherton Royal Infirmary and Dalziel focuses on a missing nurse, Leanne Proctor. She had recently leaked information to a local newspaper about a waiting list scam at the hospital. The hospital itself is under threat of closure with staff taking sides on the issue and with a local contractor hoping to profit from building a new private hospital. Throughout this time, Peter Pascoe is himself a patient at the WRI's neurological ward following a severe accident during a police chase. He becomes quite attracted to one of the nurses, Shannon Hayes.
31 January 2005
6 February 2005
Animal activist Robin Challoner is found dead, and partly eaten, in the tiger cage at the Latimer Private Zoo. The zoo is housed on the one-time estate of Lord 'Tiger' Harper who in 1979 disappeared after someone was killed there after a party. Andy Dalziel remembers the case well and always believed Lord Harper was in hiding nearby. The zoo is managed by Guy Latimer, Harper's one-time lover and it is obvious that he's not pleased to have the police around. When a zookeeper disappears and a veterinarian is found dead floating in the swimming pool, the detectives are convinced that they have something far more serious on their hands than animal activists snooping around. Peter Pascoe is surprised to hear that his ex-wife Ellie and daughter Rosie are in Wetherton visiting her parents. While he is thrilled to see them, he hasn't seen his daughter for a year, he's not so pleased to find out that Ellie is engaged to be married and has her new fiancé in tow.
7 February 2005
13 February 2005
At an archaeological dig of an ancient Roman ruin, Dr Janet Rix and her students uncover a recently buried body. The pot-mortem reveals that the body had been there for several months. The archaeological sites sits in the path of a bypass under construction and this creates a good deal of friction between the road crew and the excavators, who have a row in the local pub. When one of the road crewmen, known as Tarzan, is found with his head bashed in, the police assume that Rix or her colleagues are to blame. As the case progresses however, Dalziel and Pascoe find that they may be dealing with multiple murderers and that one of the crimes may be linked to a murder that occurred many years before. The only problem is that Andy worked hard to convict someone for that older crime and now faces the possibility that an innocent man was sent to jail.
14 February 2005
20 February 2005
When Lisa Johnson is kidnapped by two men wearing balaclavas, PC Maria Jackson is also taken when she tries to intervene. Johnson was a student at the local arts centre and was having an affair with the centre's deputy director, Visha Iqbal who is found murdered the next day. Lisa's parents have been trying to raise the ransom by liquidating their assets but have not told the police. The murders multiply when another teacher is killed as is the head of a local museum. The police realize that both jealousy and a scam to sell forged art work are at the centre of the plot.
21 February 2005
6 March 2006
Retired entrepreneur Pal Miclean is found dead, his face shot to pulp with a rifle apparently operated by a string tied to his toe, in a room locked from the outside of his former, now uninhabited residence. Dalziel, who is gobbling sweets while trying to stop smoking and was a close friend, promises the widow Key -separated since 5 years, after abuse, now running a catering firm with his daughter Clare- to spare her a scandal, but Pal's son Rob, a lush, insists it's murder: he had an appointment with his dad that morning, and makes public Pal's plans to change his will, disinheriting Key and making Clare's share dependent on divorcing nurse Jason Chapman. Pascoe is kept in the dark but suspects the dealings of Pal's former firm's buyer, influential contractor Bill Walker, may be the key...
7 March 2006
When the police find Rob Miclean dead - seemingly having committed suicide in virtually the exact same way as his father - Pascoe further doubts the suicide theory. The pathologist determines that Rob Miclean had a brain tumor and only a few months to live. Dalziel wonders what an ex-business partner, Bill Walker, may have to do with the case. He and Pal Miclean had built an apartment block, Cherwell Tower that may hold secrets of its own.
13 March 2006
Wetherton Wanderers Football Club's celebrations for topping the Premiership are short-lived when their bus crashes into a train, with devastating results. Among the victims is club manager Martin Bendelow. But his death isn't all it appears to be when a postmortem reveals the crash was no accident. As Dalziel and Pascoe investigate, they learn there's more than one person with a motive for Martin's death. And soon some rather surprising skeletons start tumbling out of his family's closet.
14 March 2006
When the motor coach driver is killed, Dalziel believes it was to keep him from giving the police any information about the crash. With Martin Bendelow's niece apparently kidnapped, the police have something else to worry about. They soon realize that the solution is to be found in a complex family situation involving parental neglect and an incestuous relationship from long ago.
27 March 2006
Dalziel and Pascoe go to Amsterdam for a police conference. On the night of their arrival it already goes wrong, when the men lose each other. The next morning Dalziel finds himself into a room, next to him a very dead girl. Dalziel soon turns out to be the prime suspect. Soon afterwards another murder is committed, this time a body has been found, floating in a channel. Pascoe is left to carry out his own investigation with the help of DC Lateef and WPC 'Posh' Spicer. As the story unravels, the disappearance of a young Muslim British woman, the murder of a Sheffield Wednesday football fan, illegal diamond dealing and police corruption all become linked to the murder.
28 March 2006
Pascoe learns from the British Consul in Amsterdam that Tracey Baxter was a police witness who had been relocated under the witness protection program. He is also convinced a dead body found in the canal the day they arrived is that of a missing British national and that it is somehow connected to the case. While Andy goes after the killer, Pascoe learns that someone from within the police force is tampering with the evidence. They soon realize they are involved in a turf war having to do with smuggled blood diamonds from West Africa.
3 April 2006
Wetherton's domestic bliss is rocked when housewife, Susan Goodman, is murdered while doing her weekly shopping. Lethal chemical, teltroxin, is the cause of death and Susan's demise is soon followed by that of Angela Veitch. As the two victims lives are put under the spotlight, a link between them and a health retreat called Arcadia is discovered. Dalziel and Pascoe head off to Arcadia, finding the slippery Brian Fairmile ruling the roost. When another guest at the retreat is killed, Dalziel and Pascoe discover more connections between the victims, large sums of money, and a mysterious Barbara Lennox. Could the person who sourced the lethal chemical be responsible for the deaths? Who exactly is Barbara? And when two people vanish, where have they gone and are they running in fear for their lives?
4 April 2006
As the deaths keep rising, the police try to figure out why the victims had all withdrawn large sums of money from their bank accounts. Were they being blackmailed? Andy doesn't think so and tries to find a common motive. What the police learn is that the women all paid to have their husband's killed but having given the money to someone named Barbara Lennox, whom they met on the Internet, it is the wives who are now being eliminated. Peter learns the true reason Rosie has been shoplifting.
10 April 2006
When a transit depot is robbed of £600,000 in used banknotes, the thieves left one thing behind: a dead security guard. The dead man, Dave Compton, was a former police officer who was sacked 5 years previously when marijuana was found in his police locker. Det. Supt. Andy Dalziel still considers him a friend who was set-up but the autopsy reveals that the man was a heroin addict. In fact, Compton was the inside man on the robbery and telephone records lead them to Steve Pitt, whom they find dead in the kitchen of his restaurant.
11 April 2006
3 September 2006
When a woman's mummified remains emerge from the water during a cave rescue operation, Dalziel and Pascoe embark upon a treacherous murder inquiry which rocks their world to its core.
4 September 2006
Dalziel and Pascoe's investigation comes under increasing attack, despite their best efforts to search for clues. However, they battle harder than ever to uncover the truth about the mummified remains, which they believe are connected to the case of the Yorkshire chief constable's ex-wife, who vanished more than 20 years ago.
10 September 2006
Following the murder of a jockey at a racetrack, Dalziel and Pascoe find themselves forced to examine the dark underbelly of horse racing.
11 September 2006
Dalziel and Pascoe continue their search for clues in the murder of a jockey and take little comfort from their rural surroundings as they find themselves getting dragged deeper into the dark side of horse racing.
6 May 2007
On Halloween, Kate Johnson is killed in her bedroom, the victim of a shotgun blast. Her husband Guy is the obvious suspect, having now disappeared. In an odd twist, the couple had been part of a television broadcast the previous Halloween where hypnotist Lee Knight demonstrated that people could be induced to do anything, including murder. The dead woman's daughter, Katherine Taylor, is convinced that the hypnotic suggestions of a year ago are what caused her father to kill her mother and that Knight is responsible. When she is found dead however, the case takes yet another turn. Meanwhile, Dalziel undergoes hypnotherapy to quit smoking.
13 May 2007
As the body count continues to rise, Dalziel and Pascoe continue to focus their investigation on Lee Knight. Knight continues to maintain his innocence and says he's being set up by someone. The police uncover that most of the principals are involved in witchcraft of one sort or another. As the victims' bodies are being dismembered, they believe the killer is set to perform some type of ritual. Pascoe believes Knight is innocent and the true killer is someone who is well-known to Andy.
14 June 2007
A sunburned Det. Supt Andy Dalziel returns from his holiday in Australia and finds himself immediately investigating a murder. The dead man is Declan Roach, a researcher at the local university who was found in a university laboratory clean room. The autopsy confirms that he died from nitrogen intoxication but it is not clear at first if it was accidental or not. Roach was working under the direction of Professor Fran Cunningham, who in turn has a major contract with Aphrodite, a major cosmetics firm. She is working on a formula for a rejuvenation cream that will be nothing less than a fountain of youth and there is obviously a great deal of money at stake. Andy meanwhile is thinking of packing it in and emigrating to Australia.
15 June 2007
With a second murder to investigate, the police are no further ahead. Animal rights activists had been threatening Declan Roach and there was a good deal of tension on the team. Professor Cunningham had a falling out with him when she learned that he had signed a lucrative contract with Aphrodite. As well, it is apparent that the trials of Cunningham's fountain of youth have been sabotaged by one of the participants. Andy's hopes of immigrating to Australia hit a snag.
21 June 2007
When accused pedophile Michael Wheeler is acquitted of the murder of two teens, Det. Supt. Dalziel and DI Pascoe find themselves continuing to suspect him when another teen, the principal witness against him, disappears. Pascoe in particular is taking it all quite hard because he had promised the parents that justice would be done. When one of the bereaved parents kills Wheeler, Pascoe decides to cover up the crime. In what proves to be a parallel case, the police find two bodies, one of a taxi driver and the other of a teenage girl, both of whom were murdered in exactly the same way and drained of their blood.
22 June 2007
Having disposed of Michael Wheeler's body, DI Peter Pascoe tries to cover up all traces of the crime. When a homeless man discovers the body, Dalziel has little sympathy for the dead man. As the phone calls from the killer continue, Pascoe wonders if Wheeler may have been innocent but when they manage to unscramble the calls, they realize that a young woman may also be involved. Dalziel however pieces together Pascoe's involvement in Wheeler's death.
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