Pie in the Sky Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Pie in the Sky: Season 5 (1997)

  • Season 5 Episode 8: Smelling of Roses

    Sleuthing restaurateur Henry Crabbe loses his sense of smell, but still proves to have a nose for trouble. Meanwhile, Fisher's behaviour becomes increasingly obsessive. Starring Richard Griffiths and Malcolm Sinclair

  • Season 5 Episode 7: In the Smoke

    A friend lends the Crabbes his London flat for a weekend and promptly disappears, presenting them with a fresh mystery to solve. Meanwhile, Gary, Sally and a couple of agency staff make a meal of things back at the restaurant. Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed star

  • Season 5 Episode 6: The Apprentice

    A teenage apprentice starts work in the restaurant kitchens. At first, he seems a decent, hard-working lad, but then disappears - along with the takings from a busy evening. Richard Griffiths and Kevin Bishop star

  • Season 5 Episode 5: Return Match

    As the crucial final match approaches, Fisher asks Crabbe to keep an eye on the police football ground and look after an ex-professional player with a murky past - but there may be more to his new protege than meets the eye. Richard Griffiths stars

  • Season 5 Episode 4: Cutting the Mustard

    Crabbe and PC Guthrie go back to school to investigate the possession of Ecstasy tablets and the beating of a police chief's son, and it is not long before Freddy Fisher finds himself under close scrutiny. Crook-catching capers, starring Richard Griffiths, Malcolm Sinclair and Nicholas Lamont

  • Season 5 Episode 3: Pork Pies

    Crabbe is assigned to protect a sausage factory from animal rights protesters and Margaret fears that her widowed friend Julia is about to be swindled by the debonair Anthony, who has invited her to invest heavily in a business venture. Drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Sheila Gish

  • Season 5 Episode 2: Ugly Customers

    Unwilling copper Crabbe and his team are assigned to guard the weary jurors of a long-running trial. Being holed up in the hotel from hell does nothing to improve the gourmet policeman's temper, and evidence of some serious jury-rigging only makes matters worse. Meanwhile, back at the restaurant, Sally is harassed by a finicky diner. Richard Griffiths stars

  • Season 5 Episode 1: Squashed Tomatoes

    Crabbe becomes head of the Public Duties Squad which supplies services to the private sector, leaving Gary and Margaret in charge of the restaurant. Richard Griffiths stars

Pie in the Sky: Season 4 (1996)

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Gary's Cake

    A gang of armed raiders rob wealthy guests at the restaurant, leaving Crabbe no option but to shut up shop. To make matters worse, hotshot DS Stringer is put in charge of the case, and soon finds himself unpopular with the staff by insulting Margaret and victimising Gary. Starring Richard Griffiths and Samantha Janus

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Breaking Bread

    A luncheon given by the area's new police caterers for local bigwigs is sabotaged, leaving Crabbe spoiled for choice when it comes to suspects. Detective drama, starring Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed and Malcolm Sinclair

  • Season 4 Episode 4: New Leaf

    Crabbe agrees to cook for a reluctant witness in a police safe house, and comes under threat from both a ruthless villain and an unscrupulous copper. Meanwhile, Henderson is alarmed by an unwelcome reminder of a past indiscretion. Comedy drama, with Richard Griffiths and guest star Samantha Janus

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Chinese Whispers

    Crabbe helps the owners of a local Chinese takeaway whose pride and takings are steadily being eroded by racist attacks, while the Great British Grub competition looks set to be a roaring success. Comedy drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Devils on Horseback - Part Two

    Part two of two. Detective-cum-chef Henry Crabbe continues his investigations into the murder of a stable-hand, but faces pressure from Fisher as a second body is discovered. Meanwhile, the friendship between Margaret and Bob Bishop arouses suspicion. Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed star

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Devils on Horseback - Part One

    Part one of two. Crabbe leaves the restaurant behind for a day at the races, but his fun is cut short by the discovery of a stable lad's dead body. Starring Richard Griffiths, Samantha Janus, Maggie Steed and Malcolm Sinclair

Pie in the Sky: Season 3 (1995 - 1996)

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Coddled Eggs

    Crabbe has his hands full again, with Fisher breathing down his neck over an operation to seize stolen vehicles, and a fussy food inspector causing a stir at the restaurant. Crime drama, guest starring Phyllis Logan, with Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 3 Episode 5: This Other Eden

    Culinary copper Henry Crabbe investigates a spate of garden thefts, focusing his inquiries on a horticultural landscaper whose business has blossomed since the robberies began. Unfortunately, his initial stake-out proves a disaster - and to top it all, Margaret hires the chief suspect to redesign the plot behind the restaurant. Drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Doggett's Coat and Badge

    Crabbe scuttles to the rescue when a regular customer is hounded by the police, but the sleuthing chef finds himself caught up in a long-running feud between notorious villain Razor Reg Costigan and his arch-rival Striker of the Yard. Offbeat drama, guest starring Nicholas Ball

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Irish Stew

    A wealthy Irishwoman descends on the restaurant with her new husband in tow - who turns out to be a figure from Margaret's wild past in swinging Sixties London. Drama and intrigue with the culinary copper, starring Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed and Nigel Terry

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Game Pie

    Fisher comes under suspicion following a tragic accident during a pheasant shoot on a country estate, and lands Crabbe in a bit of a stew by asking him to investigate the facts. Starring Richard Griffiths, Malcolm Sinclair and Ingrid Lacey

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Money Talks

    The cordon bleu copper investigates a crooked takeaway whose staff he suspects of cooking up a burglary operation, but as he delves deeper into the case he finds an altogether more sinister operation. Crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Samantha Janus and Malcolm Sinclair

Pie in the Sky: Season 2 (1995)

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Lemon Twist

    The chef reluctantly attends a boring police management seminar, while back at the restaurant business is booming - even though, as Margaret learns, success has its price. Culinary cop drama, with Richard Griffiths, Malcolm Sinclair, Maggie Steed and Bella Enahoro

  • Season 2 Episode 9: The Mystery of Pikey

    Crusty chef Crabbe is assigned to nail the crook responsible for a spate of burglaries and links the crimes to a notorious poultry millionaire - but with no evidence to back up his suspicions, will he end up with egg on his face? Light-hearted drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 2 Episode 8: The Mild Bunch

    Crabbe is ordered to nab two sweet old dears with a nice line in cheque fraud - but he seems more interested in getting his hands on their recipe for bread-and-butter pudding. Being lumbered with a temporary partner only complicates matters for the cuisine-loving copper - and leads to friction with Cambridge. Guest starring Joan Sims, with Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Swan in His Pride

    Fisher ropes Crabbe into helping investigate the death of a policewoman in the West Country, a task that almost puts him off his food. Detective drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Malcolm Sinclair

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Black Pudding

    Crusty copper Crabbe has cause to regret getting involved in an elderly cookery writer's family affairs - and a series of squabbles among the staff only add to his woes. Comedy drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Dead Right

    Cordon-bleu copper Henry Crabbe investigates a psychic's claims to have received a sack of poison-pen letters, and concludes her apparent plight is all a cheap publicity stunt - until he uncovers a possible link between the hate mail and a local girl's death. Offbeat crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed and Selina Cadell

  • Season 2 Episode 4: The One That Got Away

    When trout farmer Bill Pritchard is accused of murder following his fiancee's mysterious disappearance, Crabbe tries to get his old friend off the hook - much to the police's annoyance. Richard Griffiths stars as the corpulent cook, with Alfred Lynch and Maggie Steed

  • Season 2 Episode 3: The Policeman's Daughter

    Chief Constable Fisher's daughter escapes the fold to live with a group of travellers, leaving him facing the difficult task of finding her before his wife returns from Kenya. Light-hearted drama, starring Richard Griffiths, Malcolm Sinclair and Natalie Morse

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Brown Bread

    The discovery of a dead customer in the restaurant toilet gives Crabbe food for thought - and the body's subsequent disappearance makes even greater demands on his ingenuity. Light-hearted crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed and Bella Enahoro

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Hard Cheese

    Detective-cum-chef Henry Crabbe tracks down a peeping Tom who has taken to stealing underwear, all the while growing more concerned about the direction his enquiries are taking. Culinary crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair and Edward Atterton

Pie in the Sky: Season 1 (1994)

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Who Only Stand and Wait

    The discovery of a body sparks the reopening of a murder case Crabbe and Fisher thought they had solved 18 years previously, prompting fears they convicted the wrong man. Culinary crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths

  • Season 1 Episode 8: A Matter of Taste

    Crabbe investigates a ram-raid at a wine merchant's warehouse and encounters a planning officer working for an importer who has been smuggling Bordeaux. Drama, starring Richard Griffiths

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Passion Fruit Fool

    Crabbe just wants to be left alone to perfect his sorbet recipe, but chef Steve keeps getting himself arrested and Alec has girlfriend trouble. Light-hearted crime drama, starring Richard Griffiths

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Undesirable Elements

    Henry investigates a death in Wychwold, which appears to be accidental but may be racially inspired. Richard Griffiths stars

  • Season 1 Episode 5: A Shot in the Dark

    When a partner in a snail-importing business is murdered, Crabbe suspects the firm has a sideline. Richard Griffiths stars

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: An Innocent Man

    A surveillance team is sent into the restaurant to catch one of Henry's regulars in the act of bribing an MP. Drama, starring Richard Griffiths

  • Season 1 Episode 2: The Truth Will Come Out

    Henry is enlisted in the search for a missing policeman, but the restaurant's opening night is looming. Culinary detective drama, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Best of Both Worlds

    Detective Inspector Henry Crabbe prepares for his retirement and the opening of his restaurant - but the police force seems reluctant to let him go. Culinary adventures with the detective-cum-chef, starring Richard Griffiths and Maggie Steed

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