As the team investigates the gruesome death of an unknown male victim Rachel agrees to accommodate her young brother Dominic, who is homeless after being released from jail. Janet's elderly... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Judith Barker ...
Harriet Waters ...
Olivia Rose Smith ...
Elise Scott (as Olivia Rose Smith)
Tony Mooney ...
Delroy Brown ...
James Foster ...
Patrick Rigby
Leyland O'Brien ...
Steve (Barman)


As the team investigates the gruesome death of an unknown male victim Rachel agrees to accommodate her young brother Dominic, who is homeless after being released from jail. Janet's elderly mother Dorothy moves in with her family after an operation but consistently argues with her son-in-law Adrian, who moves out. After the victim is identified as loner Darren Rigby, a man into child porn, a second body is discovered, that of married Keith Fleming. As Rachel resumes an affair with old flame Sean Nadia Hicks, the last person to see Darren alive, resists arrest but is pulled in for questioning. Written by don @ minifie-1

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12 March 2012 (UK)  »

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DCI Gill Murray: Hiya Slap!
DCI Julie Dodson: I am lying next to a hot, steamy body
DCI Gill Murray: Oh! Good god woman! Keep your dirty little sexual fantasies to yourself!
DCI Julie Dodson: Well I would Gill, but I know its the only excitement you get this side of Christmas.
DCI Gill Murray: Excuse me lady!
DCI Gill Murray: I've got a toy boy.
DCI Julie Dodson: [laughs] Oh yeah, We've heard about this! You know your mothers paying him to go out with you don't you?
DCI Gill Murray: Is that the acrid stink of jealousy I detect?
DCI Julie Dodson: No love, its pity. That was you looking like a knob on the news the other night, wasn't it?
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18 July 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Wow! Series one was good and have just watched 2.1 on DVD. Terrific dialogue, very crisp, and brilliantly acted especially by Suranne and Lesley Sharp. Suranne is awesome. Great cast all round. The dialogue is so much better than the first series. Credit all round. Can't wait for the rest of this series. Spare a thought for Leyland O'Brien as the barman. Delightful vignette! This is a funny actor. Manchestough!! Must be so satisfying for all involved if this standard keeps up. An utter delight, loads of laughs and drama galore. Wish I could be part of this. Thank you you guys. Great Manchester weather when Suranne goes home with the shopping and the brother taps up. Piddling down as usual! Great performances from Miss Sharp, Suranne and Miss Bulmore. Finished watching the full series today. Nothing lightweight about this show. This was full-on material, no punches pulled here. Sprint chase by Suranne was amazing. I don't wish to comment on the content so as not to spoil. Great writing, direction, locations. Tough to improve on this now - please just keep going if possible. Sue and I watched all 8 eps in tandem with "The Slap". Both brilliant. What a night!!

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