Yorkshire based crime drama centring on the personal and professional life of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.

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Sally Wainwright
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2016   2014   Unknown  
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Lancashire ...  Catherine Cawood 15 episodes, 2014-2016
Siobhan Finneran ...  Clare Cartwright 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Shane Zaza ...  Shafiq Shah 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Charlie Murphy ...  Ann Gallagher 12 episodes, 2014-2016
James Norton ...  Tommy Lee Royce 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Rhys Connah ...  Ryan Cawood 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Ishia Bennison Ishia Bennison ...  Joyce 11 episodes, 2014-2016
Rick Warden ...  Mike Taylor 9 episodes, 2014-2016
George Costigan ...  Nevison Gallagher 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Karl Davies ...  Daniel Cawood 9 episodes, 2014-2016
Jill Baker ...  Helen Gallagher 7 episodes, 2014-2016
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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 Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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James Norton's character is based on Max Cady in Cape Fear (1991). See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.99 (2014) See more »

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As good as Telly can get.
25 August 2014 | by cliffmacdevSee all my reviews

I have just finished watching the series and I must clarify now. I am a cynical person just looking to find fault with television or film.

I am very careful about what I allow into my head. This has to be about as good a television series as can possibly be. I do not even own a television. Watched via Netflix.

I live in America and the tripe that's dispensed, made me give up my telly. I grew up in England and maybe biased since I really haven't seen anything to compare with British TV. In America in my opinion there is Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom and The West Wing and David Kelly's Boston Legal. That is comparable to Happy Valley. Different shows but brilliant quality.

Happy Valley has flawless acting, direction, score if that's the right term, script, pace,delivery, essentially perfect. Whether this is as a result of great casting, direction or simply brilliant actors, I haven't a clue. I am also an unemotional person and I really cannot see how television can get better. It's restored my faith somewhat, not enough to buy a TV but to realize that it can be that good.

Just really pucker!


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Release Date:

29 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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