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Pie in the Sky

7.61997NR
For DI Henry Crabbe, a reluctant detective with a passion for food, crime and cooking go hand in hand. Still trying to get himself off the police force for good, Crabbe finds himself trapped in the Public Duties Squad, Fisher’s latest -- and maybe last -- play to keep him on the job. But will Crabbe even be able to enjoy life at Pie in the Sky after everything he’s faced?
Starring
Richard GriffithsMaggie SteedMalcolm Sinclair
Genres
ComedySuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Squashed Tomatoes
    June 29, 1997
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Crabbe finds himself in charge of ACC Fisher’s latest brainchild -- the Public Duties Squad. Joined by PCs Morton and Guthrie, talented officers who have been sidelined by scandalous pasts, Crabbe’s team can be hired out by the public and their first gig is as security at a new private housing estate. Meanwhile, trouble comes to Pie in the Sky in the guise of illegal tomatoes.
  2. 2. Ugly Customers
    July 6, 1997
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A local financier is on trial for fraud and ACC Fisher wants to put him away, so he has Crabbe and the Public Duties Squad protect the squabbling, sequestered jurors once they retire to consider the verdict. But when the jurors start being tampered with, can Crabbe figure out who’s behind it -- and why? Back at Pie in the Sky, there’s a lecherous diner to deal with.
  3. 3. Pork Pies
    July 13, 1997
    50min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Public Duties Squad has been hired to guard the Trubbs sausage factory from animal-rights protesters. A tour of the factory and a taste of the famous Thunderbolt pork and veal sausage give Crabbe pause, however. There’s something a little off about the taste, and the freezer was full of nothing but old beef. On top of that, Crabbe has to worry that Margaret’s friend’s new beau is a con man.
  4. 4. Cutting the Mustard
    July 20, 1997
    49min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Crabbe takes his squad to posh Hatterly College to look into the assault of Alex Stillwell -- Commander Stillwell’s son. A blustery housemaster is all too happy to place blame on random “local thugs,” but a handful of Ecstacy pills and ACC Fisher’s surprise connection to the case has Crabbe looking at things from a different angle. Meanwhile, Gary has to handle some unwanted attention.
  5. 5. Return Match
    July 27, 1997
    50min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    What does Troubleshooters, a private security firm, have to do with professional football? Quite a lot, as it turns out, when they’re set to take on the police in an upcoming match. Troubleshooters have been beating the police to crime scenes lately, and Fisher’s not about to let his team be beaten on the field, too! What lengths will each side go to for victory?
  6. 6. The Apprentice
    August 3, 1997
    48min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a friendly teenager turns up at Pie in the Sky looking for work, Crabbe takes him on. Nicky is very helpful in the kitchen -- he can even gut a fish -- but he’s been sleeping in the henhouse, and something about his story doesn’t add up. When Nicky goes missing with the previous night’s takings, Crabbe’s sure he’s in trouble. The only question is, from whom?
  7. 7. In the Smoke
    August 10, 1997
    50min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Crabbes are taking a rare weekend off, headed to London, leaving Gary and Sally to manage Pie in the Sky. They’re borrowing a flat from a friend away on business, but a fully packed suitcase hidden under the bed and a panicked message on the answering machine causes them some concern. Before long, Crabbe is reaching out to underworld contacts and visiting an old haunt of his -- some vacation!
  8. 8. Smelling of Roses
    August 17, 1997
    50min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Crabbe has lost his legendary sense of taste and smell, but that doesn’t stop ACC Fisher from insisting that he and the Public Duties Squad investigate tire wholesaler Peter Watson. There doesn’t seem to be anything untoward about Watson, but Fisher is determined to pin something -- anything -- on him. Can Crabbe figure out why? Does it even matter, if he’ll never taste or smell again?

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Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Subtitles
None available
Directors
Bill PrydeSimon MasseyDavid Innes EdwardsRob EvansMorag Fullarton
Producers
Andrew PayneChrissy Skins
Starring
Richard GriffithsMaggie SteedMalcolm Sinclair