DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

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 Henry Crabbe (40 episodes, 1994-1997)
Maggie Steed ...
 Margaret Crabbe (33 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Freddy Fisher (33 episodes, 1994-1997)
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 Henderson (27 episodes, 1994-1997)
Bella Enahoro ...
 Cambridge / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Samantha Womack ...
 Nicola (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joe Duttine ...
 Steve / ... (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Nicholas Lamont ...
 Gary Palmer (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ashley Russell ...
 John (20 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe, an intelligent, sensible, and mild-mannered man, would like nothing better than to retire from the police force and devote his time and energy to the restaurant that he wants to open. However, Assistant Chief Constable Fisher won't allow this to happen because this would expose his own stupidity and ineptitude to the unwelcome attention of his superiors. So, after a botched operation to try to catch a notorious criminal, Fisher devises a scheme that incriminates Henry, and, until he can solve this invidious dilemma, he must continue to serve at his boss's calling, whenever the need arises. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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The building in Hemel Hempstead that was used as Henry Crabbe's restaurant was a florist at the time of filming but has now become a restaurant named "Pie in the Sky" in real life. See more »

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Delightful fare
16 October 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I really don't have any quibbles about this series. Until recently I could only access the first couple of series in New Zealand but have just finished a marathon of Pie in the Sky and have become totally hooked. Apparently not wanting terror, blood and guts in a detective series means that it is lightweight, if that is so, then so be it. However the story lines are decidedly chewy and the characters have substance. I did miss Cambridge when she disappeared - her clothes were stunning - and I was disappointed that Nicola didn't last the full term, but the rest of the cast/team were splendid and reacted beautifully to one another. Fisher is a complete prat, and it is a well written and well acted character that makes one want to smack him soundly on the nose. As for Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed, no praise is high enough. It's a great watch and worth anybody's time and brain power - without getting an ulcer through stress at the same time.


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