Dalziel and Pascoe

Season 8 Episode 3

Great Escapes

Aired Saturday 8:05 PM Jan 17, 2004 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Great Escapes
Dalziel's car breaks down on the moors and unsurprisingly Pascoe won't come fetch him in the middle of the night
Dalziel walks to a nearby pub and stays the night. The next morning he discovers a body while taking a walk and suddenly a bigger case unfolds.

The landlord's son was convicted of murdering his wife but her body was never found. He has escaped while in transit and is expected to arrive at the pub to see his son.

Suddenly the wife's body turns up, and it's clear it has been stored somewhere for a number of years. Dalziel does some digging and discovers the real murderer is much closer to home.moreless

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Tim Healy

Tim Healy

Mike Pitman

Guest Star

Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham

Jess Pitman

Guest Star

Richard Ridings

Richard Ridings

Trevor Nesbitt

Guest Star

James Puddephatt

James Puddephatt

Dr. James Ashurst

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dalziel: We need to pin down where Kate's body was kept and why it was moved? Pascoe: What search every freezer in the area?! Dalziel: Police work Peter.

    • Dalziel: If murder made sense, we'd all be out of a job, Spike.

    • Dalziel: Give us your car keys. Pascoe: What for? Dalziel: I'm digging a hole to China. Driving helps me think. Pascoe: Its my car Andy. Dalziel: (Mockingly) Its my car Andy. Pascoe: I live in hope that you'll grow up one of these days (tosses keys to him) Dalziel: (Laughs) Never.

    • Pascoe: (On seeing Dalziel in a kilt, standing on a rock) Its Mel Gibson!

    • Pascoe: I don't know whose more trouble to work with, you or Andy! Spike: Flattery will get you no where with me sir.

    • Hiker: (On finding the dead body of a woman) We'd better call the police. Dalziel: There's no need.

    • Pascoe: I wonder if he's bumped into Andy and his kilt yet. (About the escaped convict on the loose on the moors.)

  • NOTES (3)

    • Dalziel: Give us your car keys.

      Once Dalziel eventually gets the keys to Pascoe's car he drives it for the rest of the episode.

    • In one scene early on we see Nicki watching a film. It is the black and white film version of Arthur Conan Doyle's literary character 'Sherlock Holmes.' The film adaptation was of the 'Hound of the Baskervilles' a fitting link to this episode that features a canine beast called a Barguest.

    • Pascoe says in the barn that he has seen similar dog fighting set ups before in Bradford.


    • Pascoe: Its Mel Gibson!
      This reference is made when Pascoe and Spike see Dalziel in his kilt and compare him to the Hollywood actor who had the title role in Braveheart.

    • There is a visual reference to, 'Sherlock Holmes and the Hounds of the Baskervilles' by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is seen early on in the episode when Nicki is watching a film version on television with her dog.