The BEST episodes of Dalziel and Pascoe

Every episode of Dalziel and Pascoe ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dalziel and Pascoe!

A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel (pronounced Dee-ell) and his more sensitive and university educated sidekick Detective Sargent, later Detective Inspector, Peter Pascoe is always on hand to solve the classic murder mystery, while maintaining a down to earth wit and humour.

Last Updated: 12/21/2022Network:BBC One
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The Wood Beyond
star
8.91
82 votes

#1 - The Wood Beyond

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/25/1998

Pascoe has his life thrown into turmoil when he discovers that his grandfather was shot as deserter during World War One, Dalziel manages to fall for the prime suspect in the case (an animal rights raid on a pharmaceutical company and the discovery of a skeleton in the grounds of the place) he is investigating.

Directors: Edward Bennett
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Fallen Angel (2)
star
8.59
17 votes

#2 - Fallen Angel (2)

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/11/2006

Dalziel and Pascoe’s investigation continues as the duo dig deeper into the murky world of horse racing.

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Guardian Angel (2)
star
8.33
6 votes

#3 - Guardian Angel (2)

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/4/2006

Dalziel and Pascoe suspect that the evil afoot is emanating from a manor house where the guests are taught how to begin a new life.

Directors: Paul Marcus
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Houdini's Ghost (2)
star
8.18
11 votes

#4 - Houdini's Ghost (2)

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/7/2006

Dalziel is crushed by betrayal and his own naivety when faced with the cover up of the mass murder of innocent people. Will Pascoe be there to pick up the pieces?

Directors: Patrick Lau
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Ruling Passion
star
8.16
56 votes

#5 - Ruling Passion

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/14/1997

Detective drama series. Pascoe and Ellie (who is now pregnant) visit friends in Oxfordshire but are horrified when they discover the murdered bodies of their friend Rose and two of her guests.Meanwhile DS Dalziel is back in Yorkshire investigating a series of burglaries in which the thief leaves a bizarre calling card. He finds a link with Patrick Ryecart who is a flamboyant antiques trader.

Directors: Gareth Davies
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Wrong Time, Wrong Place (1)
star
8.14
21 votes

#6 - Wrong Time, Wrong Place (1)

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/27/2006

Dalziel and Pascoe are in Amsterdam to attend a conference, but Dalziel's life is turned upside down when he wakes up in bed beside a murdered girl.

Directors: Warren Clarke
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The Dig (2)
star
8.11
18 votes

#7 - The Dig (2)

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/2005

Dalziel and Pascoe try to calm the build-up of tensions between the archaeological team and the crew building the road.

Directors: David Thacker
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The Cave Woman (1)
star
8.10
21 votes

#8 - The Cave Woman (1)

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/3/2006

When a woman's mummified remains emerge from the water during a cave rescue operation, Dalziel and Pascoe embark upon a murder inquiry.

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Glory Days (1)
star
8.07
14 votes

#9 - Glory Days (1)

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/13/2006

Foul play is suspected when the Wetherton Wanderers FC coach is involved in a fatal crash. Who had it in for club manager Martin Bendelow?

Directors: Colin Buchanan
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A Death in the Family (1)
star
8.06
16 votes

#10 - A Death in the Family (1)

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/10/2006

The detective duo become entangled in a sordid and incestuous group of friends as they investigate the murder of a man at the scene of a robbery.

Directors: Richard Signy
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Houdini's Ghost (1)
star
8.06
18 votes

#11 - Houdini's Ghost (1)

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/6/2006

An old flame causes a rift between Dalziel and Pascoe following the death of a powerful entrepreneur.

Directors: Patrick Lau
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Exit Lines
star
8.03
58 votes

#12 - Exit Lines

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/12/1997

A car crash leaves Dalziel suspended from duty pending an investigation into drink-driving allegations. Pascoe probes the source of the claims against his boss, and exposes a web of conspiracy surrounding the violent death of an elderly Army veteran - all the while coping with being a dad of the Nineties and dealing with his senile father-in-law. Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan star

Directors: Rose Devenish
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An Autumn Shroud
star
8.02
60 votes

#13 - An Autumn Shroud

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/1996

The wedding bells ring out as Peter Pascoe finally walks down the aisle with Ellie. An Autumn Shroud sees the happy couple off on their honeymoon - leaving Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel with no one to torment. The lure of Lincolnshire - the wedding location - appeals and Dalziel sets off a holiday of his own. But it seems he just can't get away from death and intrigue. A flooded road, a stranded car - and his only means of rescue turns out to be a funeral flotilla passing by! The deceased is one Conrad Fielding whose beautiful widow Bonnie offers Dalziel a port in the storm until his car is mended. But all is far from well at the Fielding's beautiful but debt-laden country home Lake House

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The Dig (1)
star
8.00
19 votes

#14 - The Dig (1)

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2005

A recent skeleton is revealed during an archaeological dig, but is this a family affair or a local feud about a new bypass? Dalziel is attracted to a new pathologist.

Directors: David Thacker
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Glory Days (2)
star
8.00
9 votes

#15 - Glory Days (2)

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/14/2006

While investigating the Wetherton Wanderers crash, some skeletons come out of the Bendelow closet following a second murder.

Directors: Colin Buchanan
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Heads You Lose (2)
star
8.00
19 votes

#16 - Heads You Lose (2)

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/31/2005

Dalziel and Pascoe’s case continues. Will a further death at the hospital be passed off as natural causes?

Directors: Matthew Evans
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Dust Thou Art (1)
star
8.00
19 votes

#17 - Dust Thou Art (1)

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2005

Bodies pile up all over Yorkshire, but Dalziel and Pascoe are always led back to Wetherton Arts Centre's production of Oliver. Then one of their own goes missing.

Directors: Gwennan Sage
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Project Aphrodite (1)
star
7.98
44 votes

#18 - Project Aphrodite (1)

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/14/2007

Following the murder of a controversial young scientist, Dalziel and Pascoe discover he was on the verge of unlocking one of life's greatest mysteries. But at what price?

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The British Grenadier
star
7.96
52 votes

#19 - The British Grenadier

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/3/1999

Dalziel gets a phone call from an old flame, Stella, who needs someone to talk too as her marriage is falling apart. She had a row with her husband, Frank and he believes she is unfaithful Dalziel goes round to the pub they own and gets confronted by the husband, who has a gun from his army days. He takes Dalziel and the other people in the pub hostage. Dalziel tries to keep everyone calm while Frank starts to crack under the stress.

Directors: Maurice Phillips
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An Advancement of Learning
star
7.95
64 votes

#20 - An Advancement of Learning

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/23/1996

Pascoe is back on familiar territory when he is called to Holm Coltram University, along with his straight-talking, mickey-taking boss, the formidable Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel. But it is not the groves of academe that are calling to Dalziel, it is the lure of the unearthed body of a mystery middle-aged woman - buried underneath a statue commemorating the late head of the college. For Pascoe the discovery of the remains at the university gives him the chance to meet up once more with Ellie who is a lecturer there. The couple's relationship looks like it's ripe for renovation. The university campus becomes a temporary headquarters for Dalziel and Pascoe as they set up their office in the Principal's study. They soon learn that all is not as it seems at this seat of learning

Directors: Maurice Phillips
Writer: Alan Plater
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Fallen Angel (1)
star
7.95
20 votes

#21 - Fallen Angel (1)

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/10/2006

When an up and coming jockey is murdered, the duo's investigation reveals the dark underbelly of horse racing.

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Truth and Consequences
star
7.95
19 votes

#22 - Truth and Consequences

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/19/2001

In the village of Thirksby the mine is being broken down to make way for a new hi tech factory. Protestors at the site storm the site and this leads to the uncovering of a skeleton, who has been there since the strikes of 84/85. The victim turns out to be a bent undercover cop, who was supposed to have run off with 250000 pounds meant for the strikers. Dalziels investigation opens a lot of wounds and awakens bad memories of the strike in both himself and the old miners. Peter Pascoe starts to doubt his superior as he researches Dalziels involvement 15 years ago. Dalziel sees his sister for the first time in 7 years but time has not improved their relationship. As the developer of the old mine is found murdered the secrets start to be revealed, opening some old wounds and causing some new ones.

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Child's Play
star
7.94
82 votes

#23 - Child's Play

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/28/1998

At the funeral of a thoroughly unpleasant woman, a mysterious older man appears and claims to be...her long-lost son! Needless to say, this complicates the matter of inheritance--and there's a fair amount of money at stake. Meanwhile, Sergeant Wield gets a phone call from a young man who knows a little too much about Wield's ""friend,"" Maurice Eaton. As it turns out, however, this mysterious (and possibly criminal?) young man has something to do with that family feud as well...

Directors: David Wheatley
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A Clubbable Woman
star
7.92
66 votes

#24 - A Clubbable Woman

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/16/1996

The first episode see Dalziel picking up his once sociable roots - and returning to Wetherton Rugby Football Club where he is still a member. But his visit is not sparked off by a desire to down a few friendly pints in the bar. Connon the club's star player - he was tipped to play for England before an ankle injury wrecked his chances - has returned home from Saturday's match dazed and confused after a deliberate blow on the head in the confusion of a scrum. Still groggy, he goes to lie down leaving his wife Mary watching television. Some time later when he descends the stairs he finds her sitting in exactly the same position. There is just one difference - a neat, round and lethal hole in her skull. Has Connon killed his wife suspecting that she had ben unfaithful? Or could someone at the club have it in for the rugby star and his family?

Directors: Ross Devonish
Writer: Alan Plater
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Demons on Our Shoulders (2)
star
7.89
47 votes

#25 - Demons on Our Shoulders (2)

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/13/2007

Dalziel and Pascoe are forced to look beyond the everyday and explore the darkest corners of the occult in a case where no-one and nothing is what it seems.

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