Dalziel and Pascoe

Season 7 Episode 3

Sins of the Fathers

Aired Unknown Oct 14, 2002 on BBC
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Sins of the Fathers
A paralyzed girl is miraculously healed after sitting under a tree in the woods near her home. Later the same tree yields the body of a young girl killed a long time ago. This leads Dalziel into a web of abuse by the Catholic Church, including the practice of splitting up families and making youngsters slave labour on church farms. In the village Dalziel bumps into his sister, who is trying to find her brother, that Dalziel knew nothing about. And she has news for him that breaks his heart.moreless

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    Lindsey Coulson

    Lindsey Coulson

    Sue Blackstone

    Guest Star

    Roger Lloyd-Pack

    Roger Lloyd-Pack

    Bishop Halliwell

    Guest Star

    James Bolam

    James Bolam

    Father Leonard Tibbings

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Dalziel still owns the car - Y94 YHM.

      • In the scene where Dalziel and Pascoe confront Jamie in the woods, Jamie points the gun at Dalziel. Pascoe then stands in front of Dalziel, shielding him. In between a shot of the body they have changed position and Pascoe is to the side and behind Dalziel.

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Dalziel: Have you ever thought about dying Peter? Pascoe: Not really. Dalziel: No, youré still immortal.

      • Mrs Blackstone: My husband's a good man Mr Dalziel, he's not a killer. Dalziel: Most of 'em are made not born Mrs Blackstone, thats my experience.

      • Dalziel: These woods are over a thousand years old apparently, lots of ghosts, secrets buried. Bomber's been filling me in on the local legends and supernatural. Pascoe: There's no such thing Andy.

      • Pascoe: Weird atmosphere though isn't it? Very Blair Witch. Dalziel: Are we speaking in tongues? Pascoe: Its a horror film.

      • Harris: Blackstone wasn't too friendly. Dalziel: This is Yorkshire Bomber, it goes without saying.

      • Harris: Creepy place Sir. Dalziel: Ay. Home Bomber and don't spare the horsepower.

      • Wield: His name's Father Justin Simpson he's from the village church. Harris: He's a priest! Dalziel: Top of the class Bomber.

      • Pascoe: Are you ok? Dalziel: Must be that cheap whiskey at your place.

      • Dalziel: I thought you weren't coming. Harris: What and miss out on a dance with Sgt Wield. So do you like my party outfit Sir? Dalziel: Yeah, very nice Bomber. Harris: Sorry, what was that? You can call me stupid names all you like sir though I'm not answering to them, its Carrie or DC Harris take your pick. Dalziel: Are they all like you, the under 25's? Harris: Yeah in your dreams.

      • Dalziel: Shop talk. (Watches others from balcony) The truth will out, hey Wieldy. Peter hasn't got many friends apart from the force. Wield: He's just moved in Sir. And he had you before.

    • NOTES (1)

      • It is revealed that Harriet Clifford is Andy's sister. Dalziel says that he is her only living relative, which we later find to be untrue.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Harriet: Aye Andy, we're alright now. Nurse: (outside curtain to Pascoe) Such a shame you didn't get here on time. Pascoe: No we did. Well I heard him talking to her just now. Nurse: People often do, but she died just after I'd called, about twenty minutes ago.

        This scene where the living talk to those that are dead are an allusion to shows such as Randall and Hopkirk deceased and Six Feet Under.