Dalziel and Pascoe (TV series)

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Dalziel and Pascoe
Genre Crime drama
police procedural
Starring Warren Clarke
Colin Buchanan
David Royle
Susannah Corbett
Malcolm Tierney
Fred Pearson
Navin Chowdhry
Jo-Anne Stockham
Pippa Haywood
James Puddephatt
Marian McLoughlin
Keeley Forsyth
Diana Quick
Katy Cavanagh
Joe Savino
Wayne Perrey
Naomi Bentley
Jemma Hines
Jennifer James
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series11
No. of episodes46 (list of episodes)
Running time60–90 minutes
Production company BBC Birmingham
Original network BBC One
Picture format 4:3 (1996–98)
16:9 (1999–07)
Audio format Stereo
Original release16 March 1996 (1996-03-16) 
22 June 2007 (2007-06-22)
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Dalziel and Pascoe is a British television crime drama based on the mystery novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell", /dˈɛl/ ( Loudspeaker.svg listen )) and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton [1] in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team." [2]


The series was produced by BBC Birmingham, and broadcast on BBC One until 22 June 2007, running for a total of eleven series. The first three series, comprising eleven episodes, were entirely based on Hill's novels, as were the first two episodes of series four. However, all subsequent stories, with the exception of "Dialogues of the Dead", are stories written exclusively for television, and have not appeared as subsequent novels. The series was axed in 2008, citing falling viewing figures as the main reason. It was one of a number of dramas axed in a mass cull by newly appointed station controller Peter Fincham. [3]



Episodes listed beside a character with a "–" indicate the character's regular appearance in the show. Episodes listed separately are guest appearances made by the character before or after their regular stint.

Main characters

Other detectives

Uniformed officers

Chief constables


Other characters


Home Media

The entire series has been released in Australia (Region 4, as below). There was a three year delay between Series Two and Three and also Series Ten and Series Eleven.

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