Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the Dalziel and Pascoe books by Reginald Hill, which was first broadcast in March 1996. It is set in Yorkshire, and is about two detectives. The series differs from the books in many ways, particularly removing some of the science-fiction elements. It is produced by BBC Birmingham and screened on BBC One. It ran for twelve series.
A Game of Soldiers: Season 8, Episode 1 – Aired: 1/3/2004
Plot summary: Called to investigate the murder of an American tourist, Nancy d’Amato, which appears to have been motiveless, Dalziel is delighted to be reunited with Detective Sergeant Jenny Ettrick, an old flame from 1967 when they were both probationers on the beat. The investigation begins at The Three Ravens, the select country hotel in Thorpborough where Nancy was staying while researching her family tree. With few clues to go on, Dalziel is having a difficult enough time and can certainly do without the interference of Nancy’s husband, Lieutenant Gus d’Amato (David Soul) from Boston Homicide Division. Further enquiries lead them to the local army barracks, where a bullying sergeant has been linked to a young soldier’s suicide. Is the Army connected to Nancy’s death, or is her family tree the key to the murder?