Catherine is a no-nonsense police sergeant who heads up a team of officers in a rural Yorkshire valley. When a staged kidnapping spirals out of control turning into a brutal series of crimes, Catherine finds herself involved in something significantly bigger than her rank, but unknowingly close to home. Written by
Did You Know?
The show was written specifically for Sarah Lancashire
, who had previously had a starring role in Sally Wainwright's Last Tango in Halifax
(2012). Wainwright was so impressed by Lancashire's performance, she devised "Happy Valley" as a solo vehicle for Lancashire. See more
Referenced in Cotton Wool