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Pie In The Sky - Series 2 - Part 1 [VHS]


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  • Actors: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Bella Enahoro, Simon Kunz
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Acorn
  • VHS Release Date: 11 April 2005
  • Run Time: 250 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007R8A3A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 281,814 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The first five episodes from the second series of the British detective drama. Retired Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe (Richard Griffiths) has given up work in the police to run his own restaurant, but finds himself drawn back into difficult cases by his old boss, Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher (Malcolm Sinclair). In this series someone dies in suspicious circumstances in the toilets of Crabbe's restaurant, Fisher's daughter runs away to live with some travellers, and the man who supplies Crabbe with fish is accused of murder after human remains are found in his smokehouse. Episodes are: 'Hard Cheese'; 'Brown Bread'; 'The Policeman's Daughter'; 'The One That Got Away' and 'Dead Right'.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
"Pie in the Sky Series 2,Part 1" a British mystery television series that happily blends cookery and crime, was made by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It is a police procedural/comedy/crime/drama that debuted on BBC1 in March 1994 and ran for five series. We have here the first half of the second season.

The show stars Richard Griffiths (The History Boys [DVD] [2006]; he's also featured in the Harry Potter films). Make no mistake about it, along with his everyman looks, the man can act. I saw him in "The History Boys" on New York's Broadway, and his performance certainly rated the Tony he won. He here plays Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe, an intelligent, sensible, mild-mannered man, who, after 25 years on the force, has lost his hunger for the job, and is ready to open his own restaurant, "Pie in the Sky." But the police force isn't ready to let him go. So he bounces back and forth, cooking delectable steak and kidney pies, and solving crimes. "The Times [U.K.]" describes the show as "as much a pleasure for culinary enthusiasts as it is for crime fans."

Griffiths receives solid support from Maggie Steed (Shine On Harvey Moon - 25th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1982]), as Margaret, his accountant wife, who's not all that pleased at suddenly finding herself a restaurateur. The rest of the company, led by Malcolm Sinclair (
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Old timer on 28 Oct 2009
Format: DVD
If only they made programmes like this nowadays! Well cast, well acted, good storeylines and it has that vital difference from any other detective series. No violence, no bad language so by todays standards it's tame and escapist but what the heck. Good all round family entertainment
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