Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

Series 1

DVD - 200-?
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"After 25 years in the force, Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe has lost his appetite for the job. He plans to take early retirement and open his dream restaurant, Pie in the Sky. But his accountant wife, Margaret, doesn't think the numbers add up. And his boss, ACC Fisher needs him around to handle those delicate cases at which he excels. Although craving retirement, Crabbe discovers that crime solving can be just as hard to resist as his signature steak and kidney pie."--Container
Publisher: [S.l.] : Acorn Media : Freemantle Media Enterprises, [200-?]
Edition: Fullscreen ed
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (488 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. in container
Other Standard Identifier: 054961827299

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MartineVK
Oct 26, 2017

I gave it a shot because some of the reviews were good, but mostly because I was interested in seeing the wonderful Malcolm Sinclair in a supporting role. I can't say I liked any of these episodes. Granted, these shows are well dated, about 25 years old, so some of the implausibility can be forgiven. Something that really turned my stomach was the episode where a man who murdered a woman was shown sympathy. You see he only murdered her because she made noise as he tried to rape her. Awe, bless. He didn't mean to kill her, it's just that he didn't want to be found out for being a rapist. Oh, heck, let's let him out of prison shall we? Yes, I get that it's fiction, but clearly the scriptwriters needed a course in gender equality. I'm glad to say things in the UK have moved on a bit in terms of treating women with respect, but not as much as one would wish. By a long shot.

I can't recommend the series. Malcolm Sinclair notwithstanding.

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Onewhoissaved
Jul 26, 2017

"Pie in the sky' is a light-hearted British police drama according to the write-up in Wikipedia. There are 5 series, 40 episodes, and frankly I was unable to sit through more than 2 episodes. The British have such a wonderful reputation for classical writing and deep thinking. You know the Brits see themselves as the modern day equivalents to the Romans of Ceasar's time. Ever try to watching a British comedy? It's a drama where people smile occassionally. I know this is not a comedy series but it sure needed something to spice it up.

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Lavenderseas
Mar 26, 2014

A fun Brit series about a foodie retiring cop. Recommend

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