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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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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

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 Henry Crabbe) looking back at him straight on, as if 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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Gently amusing English TV crime series
3 January 1999 | by SunHill-2See all my reviews

'Pie in the Sky' is the name of a country restaurant run by part-time Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe and his accountant wife, Margaret. Henry makes the world's greatest steak and kidney pies and would cheerfully retire from the police force. Assistant Chief Constable Freddie Fisher, however, won't okay his retirement for reasons I won't disclose. Freddie calls in Henry to solve difficult cases which are likely to cause embarrassment to senior members of the local police force. There are moments of drama in this series, but these are tempered by an underlying streak of gentle humour. A wonderful cast, great scripts, as well as cooking lessons from Henry, in between the action. Take note of Bella Enahoro who plays 'Cambridge' in the first five seasons. She and Henry make a great duo!


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