Dalziel and Pascoe

Season 10 Episode 5

A Death In The Family

Aired Unknown Apr 10, 2006 on BBC
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A Death In The Family
When a raid at a cash and transit depot in Wetherton results in the murder of one of the security guards, Dalziel and Pascoe are called in to investigate. The dead man is linked to a local restaurant and a close-knit group of friends led by the charming smooth-talker Steve Pitt. The group, who met at university, are as tight knit as a family. But when Steve is killed, the ties are unpicked to reveal the most dysfunctional, incestuous family in Wetherton. And there's more than one person with a motive to kill Steve.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The book Pascoe picks out from the station library is called 'In group/out group - our need to belong by Ekta Walia.' This book does not exist and the author is the name of the show's Production Secretary.

      • The female pathologist taking over from Dr Mason is called Dr Griffin. This character is named after Assistant Production Accountant Claudine Griffin.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Pascoe: Could be a warning? A new restaurant on someone else's patch.
        Dalziel: I know the place was posh but I draw the line at Chef wars.

      • Doctor Griffin: 'It's not the cough that carries you off, but the coffin they carry you off in.'

      • Imad Abdullah: (On Steve and Claire's pregnancy as well as Hugh and Alice's recent birth) I suppose you'll be renaming Carousel, Carrycots soon.
        Claire: Jealousy doesn't suit you.
        Imad: No! There's only one reason for a sleepless night in my book. (winks)
        Claire: Thanks, Mr Studmuffin.

      • Female PC: And as yo-yo knickers.
        Dalziel: Oi, oi, oi, that was at a party. And I was somewhat tired and emotional.
        Lecturer: Yes, Mr Dalziel?
        Dalziel: Well, I suppose I do sometimes call one of my colleagues, darling.
        Lecturer: And how do you think they feel about that?
        Dalziel: Well I don't think he minds, do you Peter? (Pascoe rolls his eyes.)

      • Dalziel: Who are you?
        Griffin: Claudine Griffin, your new slicer and dicer.
        Pascoe: What happened to Mason?
        Griffin: Oh he's gone back to Ireland. Joined the Priesthood. I just hope I can fill his shoes.
        Dalziel: I promise you love, it won't be too difficult.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Carousel The name given to Steve Pitt and his friends is Carousel. This is an allusion to the 1956 Rodgers and Hammerstein film of the same name. The main character discovers his wife is pregnant and falls into crime with his friend Jigger to try and support her.

      • First Night The name of Steve Pitt's restaurant is a reference to the opening performance of a theatrical performance, it is also a reference to himself and his friends who all had occupations surrounding the theatre.

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