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Dalziel & Pascoe - Series 1 [DVD] [1996]

Warren Clarke , Colin Buchanan , Ross Devenish , Maurice Phillips    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan
  • Directors: Ross Devenish, Maurice Phillips, Richard Standeven
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sep 2006
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FS9SEQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,568 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy 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 Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don’t look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude and a sharp brain. But just as Pascoe is surprised by the intuitive methods of his brash boss, so too does Dalziel begin to recognise the merits of his Detective Inspector…

1. A Clubbable Woman
Wetherton Rugby Club’s golden boy, Sam Connon, wakes up at home to find his wife with a bullet through her head. Does someone at the rugby club bear a terrible grudge against the couple - or is the true murderer much closer to home?

2. An Advancement of Learning
At Holm Coltram University, the body of an unknown middle-aged woman is accidentally unearthed underneath a statue. As they start their investigations, Andy feels like a fish out of water - while his partner reacquaints himself with Ellie, one of the lecturers.

3. An Autumn Shroud
With Peter on honeymoon, Dalziel sets off on a holiday of his own. Meeting and falling for the recently widowed, Bonnie Fielding, he stays in her country home. But when her son Nigel goes missing, Dalziel finds a mystery of fraud, murder and family conspiracy.

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All three feature-length episodes from the first series of the BBC crime drama, based on the characters created by crime novelist Reginald Hill. Warren Clarke plays the bluff, cynical Yorkshire detective, Superintendent Andy Dalziel, assisted by polished, University-educated Detective Sergeant Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan). Although complete opposites as people, the two cops find their skills perfectly complimenting each other as they investigate a series of grisly murders and crimes. In this series, the detectives investigate the death of a local rugby player's wife, and unearth a woman's body buried on the campus of Pascoe's old university. Episodes are: 'A Clubbable Woman'; 'An Advancement of Learning'; and 'An Autumn Shroud'.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 4 Oct 2006
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this is an excellent dvd, i have only recently got into reginald hill and therefore it was a pleasure to watch this series, the casting is excellent, and exactly what you would expect from the book , warren clarke was born to be dalziel the wit and intreague is of the highest order, well worth purchasing
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Among the many first-rate British television mysteries is the well-written, long-running (14 years or close to it) police procedural Dalziel and Pascoe.

That fine actor with a mug's face, Warren Clarke, plays Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell, if you please).
Dalziel has a Yorkshire accent that at times could use subtitles. He worked his way up and he's smart. He dresses well. He drinks, he smokes, he's overweight, and he yearns to bed most of the good-looking women he meets. He's pugnacious toward everyone, especially the better classes. He is sarcastic most of the time and has an unmatched gift for deliberately being crude. As he says to his young sergeant, played by Colin Buchanan, "I scratch my balls, pick my nose and fart with unneeded force." Morse would wince if he ever met Andy.

Peter Pascoe, a university man, is better educated and almost as smart. He wants to catch criminals just as much as Andy does. Pascoe meets Dalziel in the first episode of Series One when he is assigned to be Dalziel's sergeant. Pascoe is smart enough to find out before they meet how to pronounce Dalziel's name. Dalziel, a tough and impatient teacher, is sardonically impressed. Pascoe is obviously a quick learner.

The three episodes on two discs of Series One are: A Clubbable Woman, where two violent pastimes meet...murder and rugby; An Advancement of Learning, where a worse-for-the-wear body is discovered at some depth below a university statue; and An Autumn Shroud, where Andy discovers that sex and family values can be tricky to sort out.

The DVD transfer is excellent.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your run-of-the-mill mystery series. 10 Nov 2006
The Dalziel and Pascoe mysteries' greatest strength is the relationship between one of television's most interesting odd couples. One would expect the bombastic Dalziel to take an instant dislike to the young, educated, sophisticated and smart Pascoe, but exactly the opposite happens. It is the unexpected nature of this relationship and unexpected nuances of both characters that keep this series interesting.

This series succeeds in keeping the viewer guessing about the motivations of not only the suspects, but of the lead detectives as well. Pascoe's girlfriend, later wife, may not be my choice for the detective, but the character adds a real dimension to the show and is not there merely to support the lead actors.

All in all, an outstanding series, especially considering that I did not care for Reginald Hill's books. My only disappointment is that there are only three episodes in this series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dalziel & Pascoe, Series 1 DVD 24 Nov 2010
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
This was the start of a quite long-running and entertaining series. This first series I was able to buy when it first was issued as a three-part series of DVDs. The result is that I have all the story synopses in English and the episodes continue through the 90 min without a break. It appears now however that this, like all other series of these stories, have been sold to a Dutch company. I think these latter versions constitute a rather poor product. All the text descriptions are in Dutch, which is not likely to be of much use for most English-speaking viewers. Subtitles (in English) are set in the ON default position, so most English viewers, other than the hearing impaired, will want to turn them off before viewing. When the episodes were screened in two parts, the DVD does not run from Part 1 to Part 2 without stopping and starting again. It's good to have these available to view to order, but surely the BBC could have done better than this in marketing the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Catalyst Round Which Everyone Else Revolves 25 Jun 2013
I for one love English mysteries and English Detectives in particular. A friend recommended this series to me. Set in Yorkshire, 'Dalziel and Pascoe gives us the usual mismatched partners.

Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel and pronounced 'Dee-AL', played by Warren Clarke, is a domineering working man presence. In fact he is so belligerent and arrogant that he can be off-putting and unlikeable. He loves to make off color remarks to those he speaks to, just to catch them off guard. He is paired with Peter Pascoe, played by Colin Buchanan. Pascoe is just the right mix of the college educated, polite and charming,English man, with that funny little smile in the corners of his mouth. Pascoe is right for Andy- smart but needs a lot of mentoring and willing to work as much as necessary. They work off each other so well. A likeable pair, Andy does all the talking and Peter does most of the work.

The three murder mysteries in this set are just OK. The first, 'A Clubbable Woman,' is set in the halls of the Wetherton Rugby Club. It is an interesting mystery, but one that easily solved. 'An Advancement in Learning' has the pair investigating a murder at the small university where Peter's girlfriend. Ellie teaches. There are stuffy professors and whipper snapped students. You can imagine how Dalziel reacts with both. The third mystery, 'An Autumn Shroud' is the least believable, but its story, with Dalziel stranded in a country home where a murder takes place, is the entertaining. What I really enjoy about these older series is finding guest stars I know from other series or shows.

This series grows on you. Dalziel can be so out of touch at times that he seems remote, but he is so funny and so outrageous that he is lovable. Pascoe is the kid brother that you want to do well, and I found myself cheering him on.

Recommended. prisrob 06-24-13
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars very enjoyable
loved the series,
just wonder why the BBC don't release all the series as some of the reviews of the Dutch release do not appear good
Published 12 hours ago by catherine bartle
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good series worth another watch
Published 3 days ago by David N. Vaughan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series ! I am hooked !
I totally enjoyed season 1 and have also just completed with series 2. These are great mystery's with lots of local color and character studies to enhance the various plots. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Bruce Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to the following 10 Series but how Dalziel ...
A good introduction to the following 10 Series but how Dalziel gets away with his Romps in the 3rd Episode, goodness knows! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Good storyline and great characterisation. Based on Reginald Hill crime novels and true to the original texts. Well worth watching
Published 3 months ago by Stephanie Rouse
3.0 out of 5 stars Lip movement does not sync with audio of speech!
Series one was bought here at Amazon uk at the end of July 2013 but just now watched it. Happily my edition has English subtitles since my American ears have a bit of trouble with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Another one the Old Dears were delighted with
The ODs had forgotten how good this programme was. Really loved this first series so got them the second for Christmas.
Published 7 months ago by Snowy457
3.0 out of 5 stars Just not convincing enough for me
I am a big fan of police dramas and have bought most of the popular series but somehow I felt this was rather too predictable. There were moments that let it down. Read more
Published 7 months ago by David Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Top watch
Did not watch this series first time around on TV and so I missed a classic detective series that I now am engrossed in.
Published 12 months ago by Smiler
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have series
I'm a big warren clarke fan and I love detective programes in general.

everything from a touch of frost to The Mrs. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Robert Pepler
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