7.9/10
4,661
43 user 4 critic

Scott & Bailey 

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.
Reviews
Popularity
1,216 ( 93)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2016   2014   2013   2012   2011  
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

DCI Banks (2010–2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe
Vera (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones
Unforgotten (TV Series 2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

London detectives investigate crimes from the past; unraveling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves
Doctor Foster (TV Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Tom Taylor
Shetland (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson
Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire
Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage
Happy Valley (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza
Hinterland (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.

Stars: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries
Silk (2011–2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Suranne Jones ...  DC Rachel Bailey / ... 33 episodes, 2011-2016
Lesley Sharp ...  DC Janet Scott 33 episodes, 2011-2016
Tony Mooney Tony Mooney ...  DC Pete Readyough 32 episodes, 2011-2016
David Prosho David Prosho ...  DC Ian Mitchell / ... 31 episodes, 2011-2016
Amelia Bullmore ...  DCI Gill Murray 30 episodes, 2011-2014
Delroy Brown Delroy Brown ...  DC Lee Broadhurst 30 episodes, 2011-2016
Ben Batt ...  DC Kevin Lumb 20 episodes, 2011-2013
Judith Barker Judith Barker ...  Dorothy Parsons 19 episodes, 2012-2016
Harriet Waters Harriet Waters ...  Taisie Scott 19 episodes, 2011-2016
Nicholas Gleaves ...  DS Andy Roper 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Sean Maguire ...  PC Sean McCartney / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Scott & Bailey See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Oldham Evening Chronicle supplied specially mocked-up newspapers to be used as props in filming. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Back: Episode #1.2 (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
The Daughters of Jane Tennison
5 September 2014 | by grainstormsSee 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.


23 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed