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Killing Kindness, A

Synopsis
Television drama series. Second episode of the second series of murder mysteries written by Malcolm Bradbury in which the detective duo investigates a serial killer who has carried out three ritual stranglings. The only clue Dalziel and Pascoe have to the killer’s identity is a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Series
Dalziel and Pascoe
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
21 Jun 1997 at 20:05 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
95 mins

Credits

Director
Edward Bennett
Producer
Paddy Higson
Writer
Reginald Hill
Screenplay
Malcolm Bradbury
Cast
Carmen GomezRosetta Stanhope
Colin BuchananDet Insp Peter Pascoe
David RoyleDetective Sergeant Wield
Navin ChowdhryCadet Sanjay Singh
Susannah CorbettEllie Pascoe
Warren ClarkeDet Supt Andy Dalziel

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Mystery

Notes

General
The crime drama series, adapted for BBC television by Malcolm Bradbury, is based on Reginald Hill’s novels about two Yorkshire detectives. In the tradition of apparently mismatched detective duos, the characters are divided by attitude, class and generation.
History
Dalziel and Pasco was first broadcast on BBC in March 1996. The eight series was shown in 2004 and a new series is planned for 2006.alziel and Pascoe was first broadcast on the BBC in March 1996 with the story, A Clubbable Woman. Dalziel and Pascoe was first broadcast
Figures
Average series ratings by BBC:
Series 2: 9.8 million (47%)

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/crime/dalziel/series.shtml

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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