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Series 9

Dalziel and Pascoe

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Heads You Lose

Sunday 30 January & Monday 31 January 2005, 9.00pm, BBC One

Pascoe is rushed to hospital with serious injuries following a car crash, and slips into a coma. Dalziel keeps a vigil at his bedside and realises just how much his partner means to him.

Meanwhile, when a local fisherman reels in a gruesome catch – a human foot – and police divers discover other body parts amongst illegally dumped waste in a nearby lake, Dalziel finds himself at the centre of a potential murder enquiry.

As the case unravels, Dalziel discovers an uneasy relationship between Wetherton’s leading hospital physician, Dr McKenzie Mansfield, and neurology consultant Mr Alisdair Collinson, not to mention a snake pit of political wranglings with local business tycoon, and the main source of the hospital's funding, Barry Jemmerson.

Dalziel finds himself torn between trying to cope with Pascoe’s continuing deterioration and his duty as a policeman to throw himself into this very intricate and gruesome case.

Dead Meat

Sunday 6 February & Monday 7 February 2005, 9.00pm, BBC One

When WPC 'Janet' Jackson is involved in a raid on a Chinese warehouse packed with illegal immigrants, she has no idea of the horror about to unfold.

The day after the raid, a man is found dead in the tiger enclosure of Latimer’s Private Zoo. It looks as though the tigers have mauled him but, when Dalziel and Pascoe arrive, they discover that the death is more suspicious.

The murder victim is Robin Challoner, a fanatical animal rights activist with a particular grievance against Guy Latimer and his zoo. He is identified by his mother, Jenny Challoner, who appears unmoved by her son’s death...

Guy's zoo and hi-tech surgery – which deals with unusual veterinary cases from all over the world – lie in the grounds of a stately home, once the site of an infamous murder case.

Its owner, Lord Tiger Harper, disappeared after the murder of Billy Huddlestone in the Seventies. He was never seen again but left the estate in Guy's care. However, as the mystery of what happened to Lord Harper and Robin Challoner unravels, the team discovers the appalling truth behind the façade of the zoo...

Filming Locations: The castle and zoo were Dudley Zoo in the Midlands. The stately home was Arbury Hall, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

The Dig

Sunday 13 February & Monday 14 February 2005, 9.00pm, BBC One

Murder, intrigue and local politics leave Dalziel and Pascoe confused as to who is responsible for the mounting death toll in a seemingly sleepy and quiet village.

There is a conflict of the old and the new as a proposed site for a new road bypass is allowed to be excavated by a team of archaeologists from the local university. It’s a race against time for Dr Rix’s archaeological team to find what she believes should be the ancient site of Queen Cartimandua’s burial, before the road builders arrive and cover the whole area with tarmac for good.

But when the site becomes a crime scene it is closed to both the dig and the builders, causing friction between the two groups.After a fight, the site is destroyed and with it any police evidence.

However, when one of the builders is discovered dead in his caravan the finger of suspicion points to a local criminal, who Dalziel helped convict years previously for a particularly vicious murder....

Dust Thou Art

Sunday 20 February & Monday 21 February 2005, 9.00pm, BBC One

The bodies pile up all over Yorkshire but Dalziel and Pascoe are always led back to the Wetherton Arts Centre, which is putting on a production of Oliver.

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