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Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC-1 1996-2007, Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan)

Dalziel and Pascoe

Crime drama series Dalziel and Pascoe, based on the popular novels by Reginald Hill, saw the old fashioned, some would say gruff Superintendant Andy Dalziel (prounanced Dee-Al) teaming up with the university educated Detective Sergeant (later Inspector) Peter Pascoe. Over the course of this long running series the pair developed a real cameraderie.

Also as the series progressed we were introduced to more of the pair’s home lives, not that Andy had much of one but Peter got married to Ellie who also became an integral part of the show. There relationship did flounder for a while though with a storyline which saw Pascoe having to move in with Andy.

Initially the series aired episodes as 90 minute feature length editions but later on couldn’t seem to decide on whether 60 minutes or 90 was the best option.

production detials
UK / BBC1 – A and E / 61×90 and 60 minute episodes / Broadcast 16 March 1996 – 22 June 2007

Creator: Reginald Hill / Music: Damion Barry / Producers: Eric Abraham, Chris Parr

cast
WARREN CLARKE as Det Supt Andrew Dalziel
COLIN BUCHANAN as Det Sgt/Insp Peter Pascoe
SUSANNAH CORBETT as Ellie Soper/Pascoe
DAVID ROYLE as Det Sgt Wield
KATY CAVANAGH as DS Dawn “Spike” Milligan (from 2004)
WAYNE PERREY as DC Parvez Lateef
JENNIFER JAMES as WPC Kim ‘Posh’ Spicer
JOE SAVINO as Dr. Frank Mason

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 16 – 30 March 1996
1.  A CLUBBABLE WOMAN (16 Mar 1996)
2. AN ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING (23 Mar 1996)
3. AN AUTUMN SHROUD (30 Mar 1996)

SEASON TWO 14 June – 12 July 1997
1. RULING PASSION (14 Jun 1997)
2. A KILLING KINDNESS (21 Jun 1997)
3. DEADHEADS (28 Jun 1997)
4. EXIT LINES (12 Jul 1997)

SEASON THREE 21 March – 25 October 1998
1. UNDER WORLD (21 Mar 1998)
2. CHILD’S PLAY (28 Mar 1998)
3. BONES AND SILENCE (18 Oct 1998)
4. THE WOOD BEYOND (25 Oct 1998)

SEASON FOUR 12 June – 3 July 1999
1. ON BEULAH HEIGHT (12 Jun 1999)
2. RECALLED TO LIFE (19 Jun 1999)
3. TIME TO GO (26 Jun 1999)
4. THE BRITISH GRENADIER (3 Jul 1999)

SEASON FIVE 1 July – 22 July 2000
1. A SWEETER LAZARUS (1 Jul 2000)
2. CUNNING OLD FOX (8 Jul 2000)
3. FOREIGN BODIES (15 Jul 2000)
4. ABOVE THE LAW (22 Jul 2000)

SEASON SIX 29 October – 19 November 2001
1. WALLS OF SILENCE (29 Oct 2001)
2. HOME TRUTHS (5 Nov 2001)
3. SECRETS OF THE DEAD (12 Nov 2001)
4. TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (19 Nov 2001)

Dalziel and Pascoe

SEASON SEVEN 30 September – 22 December 2002
1. THE UNWANTED (30 Sep 2002)
2. MENS SANA (7 Oct 2002)
3. SINS OF THE FATHERS (14 Oct 2002)
4. FOR LOVE NOR MONEY (21 Oct 2002)

The following two parter was really a Christmas special but is included in the season seven count.
5. DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD PART ONE (21 Dec 2002)
6. DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD PART TWO (22 Dec 2002)

SEASON EIGHT 3 – 24 January 2004
1. A GAME OF SOLDIERS (3 Jan 2004)
2. THE PRICE OF FAME (10 Jan 2004)
3. GREAT ESCAPES (17 Jan 2004)
4. SOFT TOUCH (24 Jan 2004)

For season nine the format switched to two part stories shown on consecutive evenings.

SEASON NINE 30 January – 21 February 2005
1. HEADS YOU LOSE PARTS 1 AND 2 (30-31 Jan 2005)
2. DEAD MEAT PARTS 1 AND 2 (6-7 Feb 2005)
3. THE DIG PARTS 1 AND 2 (13-14 Feb 2005)
4. DUST THOU ART PARTS 1 AND 2 (20-21 Feb 2005)

SEASON TEN 6 March – 11 April 2006
1. HOUDINI’S GHOST PARTS 1 AND 2 (6-7 Mar 2006)
2. GLORY DAYS PARTS 1 AND 2 (13-14 Mar 2006)
3. WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME (27-28 Mar 2006)
4. GUARDIAN ANGEL PARTS 1 AND 2 (3-4 Apr 2006)
5. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY PARTS 1 AND 2 (10-11 Apr 2006)

SEASON ELEVEN 3 – 11 September 2006
1. THE CAVE WOMAN PARTS 1 AND 2 (3-4 Sep 2006)
2. FALLEN ANGEL PARTS 1 AND 2 (10-11 Sep 2006)

SEASON TWELVE 6 May – 22 June 2007
1. DEMONS ON OUR SHOULDERS PARTS 1 AND 2 (6-13 May 2007)
2. PROJECT APHRODITE PARTS 1 AND 2 (14-15 June 2007)
3. UNDER DARK STARS PARTS 1 AND 2 (21-22 June 2007)

Seasons 11 and 12 were filmed together and are often counted as one season.