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PIE IN THE SKY, SERIES 5
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"Griffiths … is a pleasure to watch" --The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, The History Boys) returns for a final season as the long-suffering DI Henry Crabbe. The semi-retired detective would prefer to spend less time catching crooks and more time in the kitchen of Pie in the Sky, the restaurant he runs with his wife, Margaret (Maggie Steed, Shine on Harvey Moon). But as ever, Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher (Malcolm Sinclair, Casino Royale) has other plans for his best officer. Fisher’s latest scheme is his new Public Duties Squad, which hires out police teams for private use. For Crabbe, the end result is the same--a balancing act between keeping Fisher happy and cooking at his beloved Pie in the Sky.
"One of the tastiest of all police shows" (Brattleboro [VT] Reformer), this lighthearted British mystery series was a hit on public television. Guest stars in Series 5 include Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes, Above Suspicion) and Nicola Walker (Touching Evil, MI-5).
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Squashed Tomatoes - Henry is sent to guard a new housing estate which has been subject to vandalism.
Ugly Customers - Henry is sent to the garish Luxor Hotel to protect the jury in the long-running fraud trial of a man accused of embezzling from the Police Benevolent Fund.
Pork Pies - Henry is sent to a meat factory where animal rights protesters are demonstrating against the use of veal in sausages.
Cutting the Mustard - Henry is sent to a private boarding school where police Commander's son is being bullied by local youths.
Return Match - Henry has to solve a series of thefts from tractor trailers.
The Apprentice - Fisher launches a campaign to make the police more popular with young people through work experience.
In the Smoke - The Crabbes holiday in London in a flat owned by ex-policeman while he is in America on business.
Smelling the Roses - Henry mysteriously loses his sense of smell.
Sad to see it end after 40 episodes.
Season five (5) on three (3) discs with eight (8) episodes is superbly directed and acted. Richard Griffiths as Henry Crabbe the proud and dedicated owner and chef of the restaurant "Pie in the Sky "plus being a very good detective solving heinous crimes is delightful in those dual roles in the series. Maggie Steed, as his accountant wife is wonderful supplying many very funny moments especially when she gets in the middle of one of Crabbe's crime cases as she does in this splendid Series five (5).
After viewing Series five (5) of "Pie in the Sky" I know that I will sorely miss this program. This season just reeked of good food, good mysteries and humor.