I just came to this drama and find it outstanding! Griffiths is excellent as the low key fairly calm and controlled detective/master chef in a small English city. Each episode is well crafted and gives everyone a chance to develope thier characters. The first episode, which sets the stage is outstanding between his trials with "the job" and interviewing chefs for his new restaurant.
You have to be quick to catch some of the lines which set the plot elements. Crabbe's discussion with his one time class mate and now boss, Fisher about what it takes to advance in the force is great!
All the characters, from Crabbe's wife, his co-workers in the police force and the restuarant are exceptiional. Then again, this is a British production so why would they not be? The plots twist and turn but that is what makes this series so enjoyable.
At times I get Crabbe a little confused with Sergeant Cribb, another outstanding crime drama detective although set about 100 years apart.
I highly recommend it to anyone interested in British crime dramas. You with thoroughly enjoy it.
I am anxiously awaiting season 2. Roll on January!