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A Pinch of Snuff (1994)

Receiving a tip from his dentist Jack Shorter, Inspector Peter Pascoe takes a closer look at the Calliope Kinema Club, a film club notorious for showing adult entertainment movies. Shorter ... See full summary »

Director:

Sandy Johnson

Writers:

Robin Chapman, Reginald Hill (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gareth Hale Gareth Hale ... Insp. Andy Dalziel
Norman Pace ... Sgt. Peter Pascoe
Christopher Fairbank ... Det Sgt Edgar Wield
Freddie Jones ... Dr. Gilbert Haggard
John McGlynn ... Jack Shorter
Malcolm Storry ... Insp. Ray Crabtree
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Alice Andover
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Annabelle Andover
John Woodvine ... Godfrey Blengdale
Linda Marlowe ... Gwen Blengdale
John Bluthal ... Maurice Arany
Laura Brattan Laura Brattan ... Doreen Metcalf
Rebecca Wheatley Rebecca Wheatley ... Penny Latimer
Simon Mattacks Simon Mattacks ... Gerry Toms
Zigi Ellison Zigi Ellison ... Thelma Lacewing
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Storyline

Receiving a tip from his dentist Jack Shorter, Inspector Peter Pascoe takes a closer look at the Calliope Kinema Club, a film club notorious for showing adult entertainment movies. Shorter is convinced that one particular scene in a movie he recently saw was too realistic to have been staged with fake blood, but when Pascoe starts investigating, he soon comes across the actress in question, Linda Abbott, who obviously didn't suffer from any harm and assures Pascoe that his and Shorter's concerns are unnecessary.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1994 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Yorkshire Television's first adaptation of one of Reginald Hill's "Dalziel and Pascoe" books. Hill reportedly hated it so much that he refused to sanction any of his other books for TV adaptation and the BBC went to great lengths to persuade him otherwise. He said about the "A Pinch of Snuff" adaptation: "Hale and Pace wanted to try their hands at more dramatic roles. I just wish they'd tried it with someone else's books." See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Peter Pascoe: Which side of the house do you sleep?
Alice Andover: [looks horrified and embarrassed] Eh?
Annabelle Andover: Don't be silly, Alice. My sister's a virgin, Inspector, and nowadays it shows.
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Connections

Followed by Dalziel and Pascoe (1996) See more »

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