Dalziel and Pascoe
Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel is vulgar, blunt-talking, politically incorrect, and often insensitive. He's from the old school of policing, and relies on his instinct, knowledge of human nature and experience to get results. Warren Clarke, one of Britain's best-loved actors, gives a consummate performance as the politically incorrect, no-nonsense copper with a penetrating wit and questionable personal habits.
Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the "smart arses" of this world. So, when the inexperienced, soft-spoken, whiz-kid graduate Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, he is in for a rough ride. Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan) is the perfect foil as Dalziel's cultured side kick. One of the new breed of career police officers, he is armed with a degree in Social Sciences, a caring attitude and a sharp brain. At first Pascoe is somewhat taken aback by his brash and ballsy boss, but it soon becomes apparent there is more to Andy Dalziel than meets the eye.
Dalziel and Pascoe Previous Broadcasts
Foreign Bodies Part 2 of 2 (Episode #136)
KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
see description in part 1.
Foreign Bodies Part 1 of 2 (Episode #135)
KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
Dalziel receives an enticing postcard from an old flame, Florence Stockton, who is staying in Scarborough. The seaside resort is bracing at the best of times and especially in winter, but Dalziel decides to take a break and visit her. The reunion is going well until news of an embalmed body washed up on the beach at nearby Whitby cuts short all thoughts of love.
The man turns out to be Florence's first husband. But what has the body on the beach to do with the Head of War Studies at Wetherton University, Professor Winkler; former East German Stasi member, Jurgen Habichte; Japanese tourist Mr Kawabata and Dracula's black dog? As a spate of equally puzzling and bizarre deaths follow, Dalziel and Pascoe are drawn into an intriguing murder mystery and Florence has more confessions to make.