Dalziel and Pascoe

Season 7 Episode 5

Dialogues of the Dead Part 1

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Aired Saturday 8:05 PM Dec 21, 2002 on BBC
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Dialogues of the Dead Part 1
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Wetherton CID struggles to track down a serial killer with a penchant for words, as Messrs Dalziel and Pascoe take on their most puzzling and challenging case to date. The sublimely confident killer leaves a dialogue for the police to find after each murder. These chilling documents, carefully written and lovingly illustrated, describe each killing in detail and, at the same time, are strewn with tantalising hints and clues. To celebrate the opening of a refurbished library and a new Heritage Centre, a short story competition is attracting reams of entries, one of which is so graphic that it prompts the police to revise their initial views of a recent fatal accident. This is just the first dialogue: worse is to come as the cocky killer starts writing about and executing a series of murders, in front of the police. So begins a desperate game of cat and mouse between a sinister killer and an increasingly concerned and apprehensive Dalziel and Pascoe, for whom the murders are getting agonisingly close to home The killer is eventually unmasked as librarian Rye Pomana, real-name Garrick, tormented by the death of her twin brother, David, in a car she was driving in the mid-90s. But not before her colleague Dick Dee has been mistakenly accused of the murders and accidentally killed by a police man thinking he was trying to attack Rye. Most of Rye's victims are connected in some way to David - an ex-girlfriend, a former teacher, a critic of a play he wrote, a man who took credit for the play himself. But the last victim proves to be Rye herself, as wracked by guilt she drives her car off the road, killing herself.moreless

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Dervla Kirwan

Dervla Kirwan

Rye Pomona

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Jack Dee

Jack Dee

Dick Dee

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John Sessions

John Sessions

Charlie Penn

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David Royle

David Royle

D.S. Edgar Wield

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James Puddephatt

James Puddephatt

Dr. James Ashurst

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