Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.
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 DC Rachel Bailey / ... (31 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 DC Janet Scott (31 episodes, 2011-2016)
Amelia Bullmore ...
 DCI Gill Murray (30 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 DC Ian Mitchell (29 episodes, 2011-2014)
Tony Mooney ...
 DC Pete Readyough (29 episodes, 2011-2014)
Delroy Brown ...
 DC Lee Broadhurst (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 DC Kevin Lumb (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
Judith Barker ...
 Dorothy Parsons (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
Harriet Waters ...
 Taisie Scott (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 DS Andy Roper (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 PC Sean McCartney / ... (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

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The Daughters of Jane Tennison
5 September 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

At a time when it seems that every TV detective program offers over- the-top-heroics, impossibly good-looking characters, exaggerated Sherlock Holmesian deductions, and smug repartee, this British production comes as a wonderful surprise -- a superbly acted cop show, portraying tough, wise investigators picking through the detritus and debris of human life and trying to keep it all together until the end of their shift.

Although the show is named for the two partners, the dynamic detective duo who have been essential to all cop shows since "Dragnet," it's really a three-person team, since Detective Constables Scott & Bailey are shepherded by a been-there, done-that boss who keeps them from straying too far from the flock.

As a bonus, their patch is grand, gritty and grimy Manchester, where you have to strain sometimes to understand the dialect, but it's worth the work for the condensed wit and wisdom you mine.

You won't be satisfied with watching a single episode, but try to view no more than three at a single sitting, so you'll have something to look forward to next time.

Oh, by the way: the three alpha cops here are all female, so let's call it Womanchester.


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