Pie in the Sky

Pie in the Sky

1994 - 2004, Crime, Drama
Richard Griffiths stars as detective-turned-restaurateur Henry Crabbe.

Episode Guide

  • Pie in the Sky - Smelling of Roses (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Smelling of Roses

    The assistant chief constable's efforts to implicate a tire dealer may mean trouble for Crabbe, who is suffering from a loss of smell and taste.

  • Pie in the Sky - In the Smoke (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    In the Smoke

    A weekend in London has Crabbe looking into a friend's disappearance; Gary and Sally find things less than smooth at the restaurant.

  • Pie in the Sky - The Apprentice (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    The Apprentice

    Nicky, a new arrival at the restaurant, proves to be quite helpful in the kitchen, but then is forced into stealing by fellow teens.

  • Pie in the Sky - Return Match (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Return Match

    Police and members of a private security firm clash over showing up first at crime scenes and for the football league final.

  • Pie in the Sky - Cutting the Mustard (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Cutting the Mustard

    When Commander Stillwell's son Alex is beaten up while at Hatterly College, Crabbe delves into the matter only to find drugs may be involved.

  • Pie in the Sky - Pork Pies (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Pork Pies

    Crabbe makes a startling discovery at Trubbs sausage factory; Julia takes up with a possible con man.

  • Pie in the Sky - Ugly Customers (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Ugly Customers

    Crabbe and the PDS must watch jurors in the Marcus Benson fraud trial; a lecherous diner makes advances to Sally at the restaurant.

  • Pie in the Sky - Squashed Tomatoes (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Squashed Tomatoes

    Henry Crabbe takes over the Public Duties Squad; Henderson cultivates rare varieties of tomatoes; a dispute erupts over a footpath.

  • Pie in the Sky - Gary's Cake (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Gary's Cake

    Armed robbers raid the diner.

  • Pie in the Sky - Breaking Bread (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Breaking Bread

    Crabbe investigates sabotage at a newly-built canteen franchise, and finds many suspects with motive for the crime.

  • Pie in the Sky - New Leaf (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    New Leaf

    Police protect a woman due to testify against her notorious husband; Henderson's past catches up to him.

  • Pie in the Sky - Chinese Whispers (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Chinese Whispers

    A Chinese man becomes the victim of attacks; the Pie is nominated for the Great British Grub Competition.

  • Pie in the Sky - Devils on Horseback (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Devils on Horseback

    Due to a lack of evidence, Liz is released from jail; Tony is under investigation for a string of suspicious racing incidents; Crabbe uncovers the murderers.

  • Pie in the Sky - Devils on Horseback (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Devils on Horseback

    Crabbe and Cambridge investigate the death of a stableboy; Liz Bishop is arrested for the murder of Jerry Lawless.

  • Pie in the Sky - Coddled Eggs (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Coddled Eggs

    Crabbe is forced to deal with a bossy Superintendent Chalmers at work and a picky food inspector at the restaurant.

  • Pie in the Sky - This Other Eden (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    This Other Eden

    Crabbe is forced to work with a pair of clumsy National Horticultural Division constables while investigating a rash of garden thefts.

  • Pie in the Sky - Doggett's Coat & Badge (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Doggett's Coat & Badge

    Crabbe (Richard Griffiths) is forced to intervene when DCI Doggett (Nicholas Ball) threatens one of the restaurant's regular customers (John Castle).

  • Pie in the Sky - Irish Stew (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Irish Stew

    A boisterous Irish family arrives in Middleton to hold a traditional wedding feast at the restaurant celebrating Kit Kelly's marriage to an American writer.

  • Pie in the Sky - Game Pie (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Game Pie

    It's up to Crabbe to save Fisher's career when the assistant chief constable is involved in a deadly shooting accident.

  • Pie in the Sky - Money Talks (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Money Talks

    The restaurant becomes under-staffed; Crabbe's arch-criminal Hooperman dies; Crabbe looks forward to an early retirement.

  • Pie in the Sky - Lemon Twist (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Lemon Twist

    Crabbe's restaurant receives a glowing review at the same time that the assistant chief constable is facing a loss of confidence in his job.

  • Pie in the Sky - The Mystery of Pikey (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Mystery of Pikey

    Crabbe is more interested in fish than trying to apprehend a thief.

  • Pie in the Sky - The Mild Bunch (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Mild Bunch

    The assistant chief constable enlists Crabbe's help in keeping Ian Lefebvre busy on the day the man who shot him is released from prison.

  • Pie in the Sky - Swan in His Pride (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Swan in His Pride

    The assistant chief constable drags Crabbe to the West Country to help catch a killer whose latest victim is a policewoman.

  • Pie in the Sky - Black Pudding (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Black Pudding

    Crabbe helps a cantankerous former food writer who is worried that relatives are after her spicy memoirs.

  • Pie in the Sky - Dead Right (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Dead Right

    Skeptical Crabbe acts as a minder for a psychic receiving threatening letters.

  • Pie in the Sky - The One That Got Away (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The One That Got Away

    A trout fisherman is the prime suspect when his lover goes missing.

  • Pie in the Sky - The Policeman's Daughter (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Policeman's Daughter

    The assistant chief constable ask Henry to find his rebellious magenta-haired daughter and bring her home.

  • Pie in the Sky - Brown Bread (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Brown Bread

    A customer drops dead in the gentlemen's rest room, involving Henry in a case of forgery and mistaken identity.

  • Pie in the Sky - Hard Cheese (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Hard Cheese

    Henry Crabbe refuses to believe that the restaurant's cheese merchant is prowling the Middleton area, stealing women's underwear and making obscene phone calls.

  • Pie in the Sky - Endangered Species (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Endangered Species

    Crabbe has divided loyalties when he gets drawn into police efforts to prevent protestors from blocking the construction of a new motorway access road.

  • Pie in the Sky - Who Only Stand and Wait (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Who Only Stand and Wait

    The discovery of a young girl's corpse re-opens a murder investigation that Fisher and Crabbe thought they had solved 18 years earlier.

  • Pie in the Sky - A Matter of Taste (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    A Matter of Taste

    Henry and Margaret both get involved with the wine trade: Crabbe investigates a theft and his wife helps a friend run her family business.

  • Pie in the Sky - Passion Fruit Fool (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Passion Fruit Fool

    Crabbe cannot be left in peace to perfect his sorbet; the laundryman's girlfriend is missing; chef Steve's criminal past catches up with him.

  • Pie in the Sky - Undesirable Elements (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Undesirable Elements

    Crabbe and Cambridge investigate an Asian businessman's death.

  • Pie in the Sky - A Shot in the Dark (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    A Shot in the Dark

    A partner in an air-freight company dies; Fisher suspects drug smugglers.

  • Pie in the Sky - Once a Copper (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Once a Copper

    While preparing for a special dinner at the restaurant, Crabbe recognizes a bank robber who supposedly "died" years earlier in an auto accident.

  • Pie in the Sky - An Innocent Man (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    An Innocent Man

    Henry Crabbe is alarmed when a surveillance team is sent into the restaurant to catch a patron suspected of bribing a member of Parliament.

  • Pie in the Sky - The Truth Will Come Out (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    The Truth Will Come Out

    Henry Crabbe searches for a missing policeman who has sensitive information.

  • Pie in the Sky - The Best of Both Worlds (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Best of Both Worlds

    Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe begins investigating what should be his last case before retiring to open his own gourmet restaurant.