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Happy Valley 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2014– )
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Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

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Series cast summary:
Sarah Lancashire ...  Catherine Cawood 13 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 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
Kevin Doyle ...  John Wadsworth 6 episodes, 2016
Joe Armstrong ...  Ashley Cowgill 6 episodes, 2014
Steve Pemberton ...  Kevin Weatherill 6 episodes, 2014
Vincent Franklin ...  Andy Shepherd 6 episodes, 2016
Adam Long ...  Lewis Whippey 6 episodes, 2014
Katherine Kelly ...  Jodie Shackleton 6 episodes, 2016
Julie Hesmondhalgh ...  Amanda Wadsworth 6 episodes, 2016
Derek Riddell ...  Richard Cawood 6 episodes, 2014
Shirley Henderson ...  Frances Drummond 6 episodes, 2016
Madison Brown Madison Brown ...  Amber Wadsworth 6 episodes, 2016
James Senneck James Senneck ...  Ben Wadsworth 6 episodes, 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Following the second series in 2016, it was announced that Sarah Lancashire was unlikely to return to her lead role as Catherine Cawood; though it was announced several days later that Lancashire had had second thoughts and would be up for returning. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 1 February 2017 (2017) See more »

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Drama with a capital D
24 May 2014 | by kevinanddawnhartySee all my reviews

Absolutely incredible Drama with a capital "D". Please tell me they are talking with Sarah Lancashire about a second series.I look forward to seeing Sarah, the cast and production team at all the award ceremonies this year.BRILLIANT!! and we have only seen 4 episodes. The locations, the camera work,the wardrobe and the realistic make up all combine to give the episode such realism it is at times genuinely frightening.In my experience fear generated when watching TV comes only with groundbreaking drama of the highest order. The cast leave me breathless with admiration at such fine performances from all involved but like all great team efforts there is one shining light giving a career best performance as Catherine Cawood that is Sarah Lancashire.


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