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.
Truth & Consequences Part 1 of 2 (#145) Duration: 49:19 STEREO TVPG
A skeleton is unearthed in the former mining town of Thirksby. The discovery revives unwelcome memories for Dalziel, who was stationed there during the miners' strike of 1984-85.The conflict was bitter and even now policemen are not welcome. Dalziel does not seem surprised when the skeleton is identified as that of George Brierly, a police officer who worked undercover during the strike. Dalziel tells his team that Brierly was bent and disappeared after the theft of the local miners' strike funds. But if Brierly was murdered - and didn't take the money, who did? If he can find the money, Dalziel will probably find the killer.
Pascoe is sent back to Wetherton to research police records of the strike, while Dalziel takes lodgings in Thirksby and investigates the strike leaders. Most now seem broken men, including Ron Harvey, the former miners' treasurer. Only Tom Bennet, who has built a successful construction company, and Sheila Harvey, Ron's estranged wife, seem to have done well for themselves. Dalziel meets silence and hostility wherever he goes, but begins a promising relationship with the attractive editor of the local newspaper, Susan Murray.
Meanwhile, Pascoe stumbles across what looks like evidence of shady dealings by the police - including, it seems, signs that Dalziel himself may have been involved in a cover-up. When Pascoe makes his suspicions known, he provokes a row with a furious and defensive Dalziel. Relations between them are still soured when another corpse turns up - Tom Bennet. And there's still the question of the skeleton and the missing funds. And whether Dalziel himself has something to hide.
Truth & Consequences Part 2 of 2 (#146) Duration: 48:19 STEREO TVPG
see description in part 1.