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Dalziel And Pascoe - Series 2 [1997] [DVD] [1996]
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117 of 123 people found the following review helpful
on 27 March 2007
Once again the Amazon reviewer does not list the episodes on this DVD (a recent failure of the descriptions of many of the newly released DVDs by Amazon UK). The four episodes are:- 1 Ruling passion, 2 A killing kindness, 3 Deadheads, and 4 Exit lines.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The already very high standard presented in the first season is actually bettered here as the two leads settle into their roles. Deadheads is probably the standout episode; in fact it's a standout episode for the whole run, perfectly capturing a different take on the standard mystery format and making all the rules it breaks seem perfectly fitting.

The series also makes increasingly good use of Dalziel's anti-hero status and lets him do things that other tv detective leads would never get away with. The fourth episode revolves around him running over and killing a cyclist, an act few series would let their lead do if they want him to keep the viewers' sympathy. The fact that Dalziel does retain your interest afterwards shows just how good an actor Clarke is, and how well-drawn the character is to make you believe how the episode plays out.

So, again this is as good as it gets, which makes it doubly irritating that there's still no sign of season 3.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 9 September 2010
...a shame we cannot get the other series (3 to 9) with english subtitles (for the time being I hope).
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With the four episodes on two discs of Dalziel & Pascoe - Series Two, it's good to see that the quality and the style of Series One have established themselves. That fine actor with a mug's face, Warren Clarke, plays Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell). 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. Andy is rough around the edges. He's pugnacious towards 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 cultured, better educated and almost as smart as his boss. He wants to catch criminals just as much as Andy does. By now Dalziel and Pascoe have formed an effective team, but there's no doubt who is in charge. We've also met the third member of Andy's team, Detective Sergeant Edgar Wield (David Royle). Wield is tall, quiet, reliable and thorough. He can be surprising at times.

The four episodes of Series Two are: Ruling Passion, where Peter and his new wife, Ellie, go to visit a friend and find three corpses; A Killing Kindness, where a serial killer admires Hamlet; Deadheads, where a man with a passion for roses is accused of murder; and Exit Lines, where Peter finds himself investigating Andy.

The DVD transfer is fine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I am delighted to say that this set was released in Britain. So the four episodes all have English titles and synopses on the back cover of the DVD. The series is seriously entertaining: Keith Barron and Emma Cunniffe appear in various episodes. If you didn't see Series 1, or haven't yet caught up on the later issues, then as some of the best stories in detective fiction (plots and acting) these are highly recommended.
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on 22 June 2013
I'm a big warren clarke fan and I love detective programes in general.

everything from a touch of frost to The Mrs. Bradley Mystries i will simply lap it up

so this series is very up my street

Clarke is on fine form as usual as the slightly unpc but brillaint Andy Dalizel

the crimes are quite grim but the main leads are very solid as any character in these shows have to be

I have collected all 12 series of Dalizel and Pasco except Diolouges of the dead which I cant get at present

can recommed this series to any crime fan

Im really staring to like this programe as it goes on

the only thing that i disliked it the dutch subtiles but they can be easily taken off your screen

and won't spoil your enjoyment for too long!
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on 4 December 2009
I am an expatriat from the UK living in the States and purchased this to play on my multi-region dvd player. It arrived quickly, the quality is great and I am so happy to have this DVD as I love Daziel and Pascoe. Would recommend seller.
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on 22 July 2015
A great show, received in excellent shape and in a timely fashion, in Oakland, California.

I'm up to season 8 now, and find the writing and acting to be excellent. I'm so happy to have stumbled across this program!
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on 19 June 2009
fantastic series. Had to get a multi regional dvd player to watch this, was more than worth the money.
one of my favorite british series. Still dont understand why this series is not being released.
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on 30 May 2014
What an obnoxious character Dalziel is but you can't help but like him. I am enjoying each episode and shall be sorry to when I get to the end. Well packed for postage.
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