Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive selections of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling two series being released this week.
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Based on characters created by crime novelist Reginald Hill, Dalziel and Pascoe aired on BBC for 12 seasons.
The series stars Warren Clarke as Detective Andy Dalziel, an idiosyncratic, politically incorrect copper with a penetrating wit and questionable personal habits. Inspector Peter Pascoe (Colin Buchanan) is his cultured sidekick -– a thoughtful “New Man” with a degree in Social Sciences, a caring attitude and a sharp brain. As partners, they forge an impressive crime-solving team -- and develop a tentative friendship.
The Dalziel and Pascoe: Season Two DVD set of 2 discs contain the four episodes that aired during June and July, 1997.
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Martin Shaw returns as the free-thinking judge with a reputation for asking difficult questions and refusing to compromise his principles in Judge John Deed, another series that originally aired on BBC.
This season, the Judge is faced with more transfixing cases, including dirty government double-deals, mortgage fraud, a mentally challenged man standing trial for murder, children accused of murdering their parents, and the right of a 15-year-old boy to refuse a heart transplant.
The Judge John Deed: Season Two DVD set of 2 discs contain the four episodes that aired during November and December, 2002.
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