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Pie in the Sky 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Series (1994–1997)
DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

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Series cast summary:
Richard Griffiths ...  Henry Crabbe 40 episodes, 1994-1997
Maggie Steed ...  Margaret Crabbe 33 episodes, 1994-1997
Malcolm Sinclair ...  Freddy Fisher 33 episodes, 1994-1997
Nick Raggett ...  Henderson 27 episodes, 1994-1997
Bella Enahoro Bella Enahoro ...  Cambridge / ... 26 episodes, 1994-1996
Samantha Womack ...  Nicola 22 episodes, 1995-1996
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ...  Steve / ... 21 episodes, 1994-1995
Nicholas Lamont Nicholas Lamont ...  Gary Palmer 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Ashley Russell Ashley Russell ...  John 20 episodes, 1994-1995
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Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe, an intelligent, sensible, and mild-mannered man, would like nothing better than to retire from the police force and devote his time and energy to the restaurant that he wants to open. However, Assistant Chief Constable Fisher won't allow this to happen because this would expose his own stupidity and ineptitude to the unwelcome attention of his superiors. So, after a botched operation to try to catch a notorious criminal, Fisher devises a scheme that incriminates Henry, and, until he can solve this invidious dilemma, he must continue to serve at his boss's calling, whenever the need arises. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Пирог в небе See more »

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Trivia

Season 1-5 title openings show a library shelf with various cooking books mixed in with police training books. A hand pulls out a book and reveals the main character (DCI Henry Crabbe) looking back at him straight on, as if he is spying on him. This was slightly changed in seasons 2-5 with Crabbe showing a left profile and turning his head and staring out of the missing book slot. See more »

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Richard Griffiths serves up a charming series as a detective-cum-chef
11 April 2011 | by MikeMagiSee all my reviews

Just finished watching the first four episodes of this police series via Netflix. And it's a pleasure to report that at least thus far, there have been no serial killers, blood-spattered bedrooms or lethal shoot-outs. Just a series of gentle, slyly amusing capers. Even more of a pleasure is that the central character, detective inspector Henry Crabbe, is a gourmet chef who has opened a charming little restaurant while awaiting his retirement. And to complete the pleasures, there's Richard Griffiths as Crabbe, lovingly basting a leg of lamb or whipping up a glorious soufflé when he isn't waddling off to probe some criminal conspiracy. For instance, the mystery of a bank robber, dead some 16 years ago, who has turned up very much alive in the local village. Solving such puzzles is duck soup for Crabbe. Leaving his stove in mid-simmer to hunt down a villain is another kettle of fish. If you're looking for raw red meat, this probably isn't for you. But if you have a taste for subtler fare, this series could be just the dish.


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