Andy Dalziel is one of the main characters in the TV series Dalziel and Pascoe, where he works alongside Peter Pascoe in Wetherton CID. He holds the rank of Detective Superintendent. He is also divorced.
Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel (Warren Clarke) (A Clubbable Woman - Under Dark Stars): Dalziel -- pronounced "dee-ELL" -- is blunt-talking, politically incorrect, and very insensitive. He's from the old school of policing, in complete contrast to his younger side-kick, the fast-track university educated Pascoe. "Dalziel is a perfect pig. He's vulgar, loud and rude," says actor Warren Clarke. "But he is in fact also a great humanitarian and he gets very good results." Dalziel has been forced to confront the health problems caused by years of unhealthy living, including heavy drinking. He is a member of the Wetherton rugby and liberal clubs, and can be often found at one of them of an evening. He's not afraid of getting results.