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Pie in the Sky 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Series (1994–1997)
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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Andrew Payne
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Griffiths ...  Henry Crabbe 40 episodes, 1994-1997
Maggie Steed ...  Margaret Crabbe 33 episodes, 1994-1997
Malcolm Sinclair ...  Freddy Fisher 33 episodes, 1994-1997
Nick Raggett ...  Henderson 27 episodes, 1994-1997
Bella Enahoro Bella Enahoro ...  Cambridge / ... 26 episodes, 1994-1996
Samantha Womack Samantha Womack ...  Nicola 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ...  Steve / ... 21 episodes, 1994-1995
Nicholas Lamont Nicholas Lamont ...  Gary Palmer 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Ashley Russell 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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1994 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The sign and awning of the "Pie In The Sky" restaurant has changed from season to season. See more »

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Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) See more »

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Great Show
11 January 2012 | by thebournepainterSee 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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