The BEST Episodes of Dalziel and Pascoe
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 5, 2020
Network: BBC One
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.
#1 - The Wood Beyond
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#2 - Fallen Angel (2)
Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 11, 2006
Dalziel and Pascoe’s investigation continues as the duo dig deeper into the murky world of horse racing.
#3 - Wrong Time, Wrong Place (1)
Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 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.
#4 - Guardian Angel (2)
Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - Houdini's Ghost (1)
Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 6, 2006
An old flame causes a rift between Dalziel and Pascoe following the death of a powerful entrepreneur.
#6 - The Dig (2)
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2005
Dalziel and Pascoe try to calm the build-up of tensions between the archaeological team and the crew building the road.
#7 - Glory Days (2)
Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 14, 2006
While investigating the Wetherton Wanderers crash, some skeletons come out of the Bendelow closet following a second murder.
#8 - Exit Lines
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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
#9 - Dust Thou Art (1)
Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.
#10 - Fallen Angel (1)
Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 10, 2006
When an up and coming jockey is murdered, the duo's investigation reveals the dark underbelly of horse racing.
#11 - Ruling Passion
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#12 - Truth and Consequences
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.
#13 - The Dig (1)
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#14 - The Cave Woman (1)
Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#15 - Heads You Lose (2)
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2005
Dalziel and Pascoe’s case continues. Will a further death at the hospital be passed off as natural causes?
#16 - Houdini's Ghost (2)
Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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?
#17 - Glory Days (1)
Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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?
#18 - A Death In The Family (1)
Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 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.
#19 - The British Grenadier
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#20 - Child's Play
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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...
#21 - An Autumn Shroud
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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
#22 - Dust Thou Art (2)
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 21, 2005
Is Dalziel to blame for Jackson's disappearance or could it be something to do with the mysterious art world?
#23 - Wrong Time, Wrong Place (2)
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 28, 2006
Dalziel finds himself prime suspect in a murder case so goes on the run and tries to prove his innocence.
#24 - An Advancement of Learning
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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
#25 - Time to Go
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 26, 1999
A young clubber dies after being given poisoned drugs, trailing the culprit leads Andy and Peter into an alien world of raves. Meanwhile Dalziel has a shock in store for him when he meets the guardian of one of the chief suspects.