BBC1's long running and fondly remembered detective drama Pie In The Sky comes to DVD on 29th August 2011 as a 16-disc collection featuring every episode from all five series of the show that made the already celebrated theatre star and British character actor Richard Griffiths (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) a household name.
Created by Andrew Payne (Midsomer Murders; Malice Aforethought; Lovejoy) and starring Griffiths, Maggie Steed (Jam & Jerusalem), Samantha Womack (Eastenders) and Malcolm Sinclair (The Young Victoria; Casino Royale), Pie In The Sky is a feast of televisual comfort food concerning the culinary and crime solving capers of copper-turned-chef and restaurateur, Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe.
After 25 years of service, D.I. Henry Crabbe desperately wants to retire from the police force and concentrate on his passion for cooking and his dream of opening his own restaurant. After being shot while on duty during his most recent investigation, he's even more convinced it's the right thing to do.
But when his conduct is called into question after he is framed by a fellow officer on the case, his incompetent boss, Assistant Chief Constable Freddy Fisher, seizes the chance to keep his best officer in the ranks and refuses Henry's retirement request. Instead, he agrees to allow Henry to work on a part-time basis as and when he is needed (which proves to be far more often than anticipated) until the investigation into any wrongdoing is completed. The arrangement leaves Henry and his long-suffering wife Margaret just enough time to spend on establishing the Pie In The Sky restaurant. But how will Henry cope with juggling the running of the place with his detective work?
A light-hearted, character-driven drama about the eventful life of a likeable hero with a taste for good food, fine wine and solving crime, Pie In The Sky is a must-see series for fans of Midsomer Murders, Lewis, Inspector Morse and A Touch Of Frost.
- Interview with star Maggie Steed
- Production notes
- Picture gallery
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.