First of three films adapted from Reginald Hill's crime novels about an old fashioned detective teamed with a graduate police officer.
Starring Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan
After the wife of a rugby star is found murdered at her Yorkshire home, hard-nosed Detective Superintendent Dalziel and soft-spoken Detective Sergeant Pascoe delve into the murky world of Wetherton RFC.
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Adapted by Alan Plater
Producers Eric Abraham and Chris Parr
Director Ross Devenish
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