Scott & Bailey

Series 2 - Episode 5

Scott & Bailey
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Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Remember how Janet Scott was stabbed and almost died at the end of series one? In a curious twist, she settles down to interview her attacker, the deranged Geoff Hastings. Hastings is played by the brilliant Kevin Doyle (Molesley in Downton Abbey), who’s peerless at playing the craven and downtrodden.

Hastings has new information and will talk to no one but Janet (Lesley Sharp), which neatly gets over this unlikely scenario. Doyle and Sharp’s scenes are great: he trying, pathetically, to charm while she does her best to appear unafraid. The rest of the Major Incident Team, meanwhile, are investigating the possibly racist murder of an Asian cabbie.

About this programme

5/8. Janet comes face to face with the man who left her fighting for life just months earlier - serial killer Geoff Hastings, who has vowed to finally reveal the full extent of his crimes. Rachel and the rest of the team investigate the racially motivated murder of a taxi driver. On the personal front, Andy refuses to take no for an answer, so Janet threatens to report him to the DCI. Crime drama, starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones, with an appearance by Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey's Molesley).

Cast and crew


DCS Dave Murray
Vincent Regan
DCI Gill Murray
Amelia Bullmore
DC Rachel Bailey
Suranne Jones
DS Andy Roper
Nicholas Gleaves
DC Janet Scott
Lesley Sharp
Geoff Hastings
Kevin Doyle
DC Lee Broadhurst
Delroy Brown
Dr Martin Hines
Tom Lloyd-Roberts
DC Ian Mitchell
David Prosho
Mike Longhurst
Mark Folan Deasy
DC Pete Readyough
Tony Mooney
Yusuf's mother
Nila Aalia
Amjad Madari
Sushil Chudasama
Dominic Bailey
Liam Boyle
DC Kevin Lumb
Ben Batt
PC Sean McCartney
Sean Maguire
Mrs Walcott
Susan McArdle
Darren Walcott
Jordan Murphy
Taisie Scott
Harriet Waters
Dorothy Parsons
Judith Barker
Elise Scott
Olivia Rose Smith


Paul Walker
Tom Sherry
Sally Wainwright