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"Andy Dalziel and his sidekick Peter Pascoe are back to solve more murder mysteries in this thrilling new season of Dalziel and Pascoe. The crime-busting duo investigates the killing of a child that revives memories of a similar crime 15 years ago, the death of a young man at a rave club and the wrongful conviction of a woman for murder back in 1963. In the final episode, Dalziel is part of a group held hostage in a pub, with Pascoe unaware that his boss is in danger. The season also sees the first appearance of the newest member of the team, Detective Constable Shirley Novello. "]]>
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I can't understand why neither the United States nor the UK is producing DVD's of all of these shows at this time. There have never been any U.S. releases to my knowledge. The UK released Series One and Two and then stopped. These DVD's are from The Netherlands which has released the first five series on DVD. The programs are in English with subtitles which can be turned off from the main menu. The disks are, however, REGION 2 PAL DISKS. You must have A REGION 2 OR REGION-FREE DVD PLAYER CAPABLE OF CONVERTING PAL SIGNAL TO NTSC. You can't play these on a standard U. S. DVD player.
The 4 episodes in this 4-Disk Boxed Set were originally shown in 1999 and are as follows:
On Beulah Height
Recalled to Life
Time to Go
The British Grenadier
These first series keep well to the original novels. Reginald Hill is one of the pemier Detective Novelist of our time, Dalziel and Pascoe are not his only characters as most of you know. Unfortunately, In the later Episodes the Film Makers strayed away from the novels. I believe Ellie was elimnated by divorce, as I haven't watched all the later episodes, I do not know if there are further deviations from the novels. Still this is one of the finest detective series availible.
That said, Dalziel and Pascoe are among some of the great pairings in Detective Mystery! This set No.4 includes Ep.12 - On Beulah Heights - Ep.13 -Recalled To Life - Ep.14 - Time To Go - Ep.15 - The British Grenadier. These are what i believe to be the last episodes seen on US TV. Hopefully they will contiune to release the rest of the Series.
In this set,only the British Grenadier ep is somewhat weak.
As usual,Warren Clarke (Dalziel) impresses;he is clearly
the dominant figure throughout the series.Here,we see his
ex-wife for the first time;what a "tongue" on her! (until
the end when she mellows a bit).The photography is a bit
too dark-even in "daylight" scenes and the lack of English
subtitles (actors use English;subtitles are Dutch) cause
some minor difficulties. Overall this is a terrific set,
and we look forward to viewing the next series (#5)
On Beulah Height: This is a melancholy, fine adaptation of Reginald Hill's mystery novel, with the landscape as another vivid character, one of the best episodes of the entire series. The quality of the narrative, cinematography, and music as excellent as a classic film. If only the Jack Russell could protect his young ward better; the story deftly weaves loss past and present, with the previous flooding of a village to create electric power. Thanks to writer Michael Chaplin, script editor Andrew Clifford, Daemion Barry for the music, Graham Frake for photography, and producer Nick Pitt. The improvement in production is so marked that this may be the best series to start with, so you know just how good this series can get; Nick Pitt excels. Thus far, Series 6's "Truth and Consequences," and Series 7's "Men's Sana," "Sins of the Father," and "For Love Nor Money" attain the same level of quality.
Recalled to Life: MI5 agents and marital subterfuge gall Dalziel and Pascoe. Andy's reputation suffers a blow when he and his old supervisor are investigated for a case of long-ago wrongful imprisonment.Read more ›
In the first of the four episodes, 'On Beulah Height' a young girl is taken and it seems that it isn't the first time such a thing has occurred in that small village. And now the whole village believes a once convicted young child murderer is back for more. No longer Inspector Dalziel but Superintendent, who notes that his body is created so due to "years of Tetleys and second helpings", he grabs his crotch and scratches his way through the mystery! The ending is a double twist beauty to stay attune to it.
In 'Recalled to Life,' we begin in 1963 where we find two lovers on a riverbank; who get rudely disturbed. We then find out, via flashbacks and present day investigations that he was married and the house owner, and she was his servant. Primarily set in the second half of the episode in the modern day, some of the flashbacks and characters to whom they are meant to be today can get confusing, but stick with it. This one stars the always-brilliant Tom Bell as suspect #1 and Leslie Phillips (at the end), but this one is a real jigsaw puzzle to put together, for sure.
In 'Time to Go,' a night clubber is killed with a drug overdose and soon all the action takes place inside a nightclub - and all attention is focused on the young (sexually creepy) brother and sister who own it. Also starring another British great, Bernard Cribbens, the episode allows for Dalziel to crack another fine comment: "He's a funny block.Read more ›
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Am enjoying my Dalziel and Pascoe season 4 dvds. I love both characters -such opposite characters.Published 19 months ago by Yvonne J. Williams