Dalziel and Pascoe is a British television crime drama series based on the Dalziel and Pascoe books by Reginald Hill, which is set in Yorkshire in England and follows two detectives with completely contrasting characters.
The series originally aired in the UK on BBC One from 16 March 1996 to 22 June 2007. There are 55 two-hour episodes in 12 seasons.
Dalziel and Pascoe airs in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment (formerly BBC Prime) channel. Episodes are split in two to make them an hour each in length, effectively doubling the number of episodes per season.
A rebroadcast of Season 6 premiered on BBC Prime on Tuesday 2 September 2008, at 12h00. New episodes air daily, from Monday to Friday. There are eight one-hour episodes in the season.
Season 6 Repeats
Saturdays: 14h00, 20h00
Sundays: 00h00, 12h00
Season 6 Synopsis
Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan star as detectives Dalziel and Pascoe in this police drama based on the award-winning novels by Reginald Hill.
Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel is vulgar, blunt-talking, politically incorrect, and often insensitive. His young sidekick, Detective Inspector Peter Pascoe, is cultured, polite and university educated.
Far from twin souls, their differing styles complement one another and they are a crime-busting team that is second to none.
The two detectives have overcome their initial differences to form a bond of mutual respect and liking, and are now sharing Dalziel’s house after Pascoe’s wife left him for a new job in America. They disagree over almost everything – from how to stack the dishwasher to tracking down criminals.
In Secrets of the Dead, Dalziel comes under intense emotional stress when he learns that he has a son, a policeman and soon to be the victim of a ruthless killer.
A skeleton discovered in a disused shaft in Truth and Consequences takes Dalziel back to the village where he worked as a young copper during the bitterly fought Miners’ Strike of 1984-85.
When a gifted young musician is found dead in a canal in Walls of Silence, Dalziel and Pascoe learn that drugs, sex and violent crime are part of a school curriculum.
And the death of a young Asian woman brings the duo face-to-face with critical levels of racial tension and the competitive world of local politics in Home Truths.