Dalziel and Pascoe (1996–2007)
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The two detectives investigate a string of bizarre, seemingly accidental deaths occurring over three decades which somehow or other all involve the same man.

Director:

Edward Bennett

Writers:

Reginald Hill (novel), Alan Plater
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Martin ... Penny Highsmith
Veda Warwick Veda Warwick ... Florence Alderman
Steven Geller Steven Geller ... Young Patrick Alderman
Melissa Knatchbull ... Daphne Alderman
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Patrick Alderman
India Martin India Martin ... Diana Alderman
Colin Buchanan Colin Buchanan ... Det. Insp. Peter Pascoe
Warren Clarke ... Det. Supt. Andy Dalziel
Keith Barron ... Dick Elgood
Susannah Corbett Susannah Corbett ... Ellie Pascoe
David Royle David Royle ... Det. Sgt. Edgar Wield
Sally Knyvette ... Mandy Burton
Geoffrey Wilkinson Geoffrey Wilkinson ... PC Wedderburn
Navin Chowdhry ... Police Cadet Sanjay Singh
Dominic Carter ... Jonty Marsh
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Storyline

Dick Elgood (Keith Barron), an old friend of Dalziel's (Warren Clarke), unofficially reports two strange incidents which nearly kill him. He asks Dalziel to investigate. The subsequent investigation by Dalziel and Pascoe (Colin Buchanan) exposes a chain of bizarre, accidental deaths stretching back nearly three decades - but not a single shred of evidence to suggest foul play. Each of the seemingly-unconnected deaths have somehow or other benefited Patrick Alderman (Jonathan Cullen) even though it could not be proven that he had any connection to the deaths. The trail leads to Penny Highsmith (Mel Martin), an old flame of Dalziel's, but goes cold when she is shown not to be involved. The case is eventually closed with the death, in mysterious circumstances, of Dick Elgood, the victim of yet another weird accident. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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murder | sequel | based on novel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1997 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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[talking about Patrick Alderman]
Det. Sgt. Edgar Wield: I watched him deadheading the roses. It was like watching a painter or a surgeon.
Det. Supt. Andy Dalziel: [ironically] Have you checked he's got a licence for his secateurs?
Det. Sgt. Edgar Wield: He doesn't use secateurs. He uses a pruning knife.
Det. Insp. Peter Pascoe: [grinning] Ah, a "non-secateur".
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