A solicitor returns to the seaside town she left as a teenager to take up the post of coroner, becoming an advocate for the dead as she investigates sudden, violent or unexplained deaths.


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Series cast summary:
 Jane Kennedy (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
Matt Bardock ...
 DS Davey Higgins (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Judith Kennedy (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Clint Holman (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Beth Kennedy (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Mick Sturrock (20 episodes, 2015-2016)


Following the failure of a relationship high-flying solicitor Jane Kennedy returns to the small Devon coastal town of Lighthaven, that she left when she was a teenager. She takes up the position of coroner investigating sudden, violent and suspicious deaths. Jane moves back in with her mother and Beth, Jane's teenage daughter. In her new role Jane must work alongside Davey Higgins, the boy who once broke her heart, who is now the local Detective Sergeant. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Lightweight daytime drama
1 December 2016 | by (Devon) – See all my reviews

Watched a couple of episodes after seeing some reviews. It's OK for those at home needing more than antique hunts, cookery and makeover programmes.

The acting is pretty poor with most of the cast attempting a Devon accent (some are quite amusing).

The actress playing the (very young) Coroner is not believable and has a weak, Essex, whiney voice.

The script is very, very poor, but hey it's daytime TV and it's BBC

I watched one today about a pirate festival, and armed robbers dressed as pirates too. Then we go to a scene with the coroner on the beach investigating a dead body, presumed murdered. She's there two minutes (if that) and receives a call - oh she says to the caller, is she all right? And then runs away from the crime scene. Earlier we'd seen her daughter go to the aid of victim of the armed robbery (they were armed with pirate knives! !!!). We then see the Coroner with her daughter (who is happily texting on her phone) and she's fussing over her asking if she's sure she's OK. Two things here: 1. Why did anyone feel the need to call a coroner on duty to tell her her (16+) year old daughter had witnessed (but was nowhere in harm's way) an armed robbery. 2. Why would a coroner leave a crime scene without finding out facts, or speaking to the daughter.

Daft, unbelievable, unprofessional. Poor story, poor script, poor TV.

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