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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 ...  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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Storyline

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

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Margaret's maiden name is Beauchamp, as revealed in an autographed photo from 1963 shown in Pie in the Sky: Irish Stew (1996). See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Tapped Out (2012) See more »

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Just my cuppa tea
4 February 2019 | by ygwerin1See all my reviews

Nice blend of cops and robbers and cookery, great cast and varied characters each fleshed out individually. A good chemistry between the two leading players, and the others dovetail together well. Stories are light but well drawn fitting neatly into an ideal time slot for me. I found it easy to slip into getting involved with the character dynamics.

I even found a good cookery tip regarding the perfect shepherd's pie, put a layer of mash on the bottom of the casserole dish, to soak up the meat juices.

Cooking programs are an anathema to me, but I found it very easy to be interested when it was an integral part of the plot.

Photography its wrongly said doesn't lie, well to say least it fibs, food photography is a case in point. A good photo of a meal can have us salivating, but you wouldn't want to eat the food, as it would prove totally indigestible. The tricks of the trade of the food photographer, are fairly ingenious.

Why is this lengthy aside relavent? Because this program is replete with my kind of grub, especially the chefs signature dish steak and kidney pie. I am really a pie a'holic, a crucial element being the pastry, this can make or break a great pie. I get great pleasure over the food its ingredients, preparation, and presentation. Something I can never say about any food program I'm never likely to watch.

But back to my point about food photography, the way it appears on the box makes it enticing. But would you actually be able to eat that food? Is it even real food?


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