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Editor's NoteIn what must surely go down as one of the most unusual premises for a British television program, PIE IN THE SKY stars Richard Griffiths of HARRY POTTER fame as Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe, a portly fellow who routinely divides his time between adventures in gourmet cooking (as the proprietor of the titular restaurant) and his day job of catching criminals. He's assisted at the restaurant by Margaret (Maggie Steed), his accountant wife, and would like nothing more to devote every waking hour to whipping up various dishes for patrons, but Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher (Malcolm Sinclair) will not hear of it. The original series ran from 1994 through 1997 and spanned five seasons and forty episodes, all of which appear in this comprehensive box set, full and complete as they originally aired on English television.
Pie in the Sky: The Complete Collection - DVD Review
By: xoxoxoe Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/19/2011 5:09 PM
|Like a 12-course dinner, Pie in the Sky: The Complete Collection is quite an undertaking, as it includes all five series, a total of 40 episodes. But like a gourmet meal, it offers multiple delights. Henry does open the titular "Pie in the Sky," a restaurant where he hopes to be able to highlight and share great English cuisine (yes, apparently, there is such a thing). But he still has to assist Fisher, who is holding back his full pension, on a part-time basis with difficult cases, as Fisher can't bear to lose such a fine mind in his police force....read the full review|