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Series 1-Episode 1

Series 1-Episode 1

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Three series and a clutch of award nominations later, this is where we first met detectives Janet Scott and Rachel Bailey back in 2011. Sally Wainwright’s police drama made sure that the central characters’ romantic lives were never too far away. Thus we watch as Rachel (Suranne Jones) sits aghast in a restaurant as her love-rat barrister boyfriend (Rupert Graves) dumps her as Duffy warbles Warwick Avenue in the background. Jones and Sharp make a good team, though this opener employs too many chalk-and-cheese cop clichés as the women investigate a young woman’s apparent suicide. 


Crime drama following the personal and professional lives of two detectives working for a Manchester police unit that specialises in murder cases. DC Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp) and DC Rachel Bailey (Suranne Jones) investigate the case of a pregnant woman who was killed in her bedroom. Meanwhile, Rachel's love life takes a turn for the worse and Janet gets a call that reawakens a past tragedy. Also starring Rupert Graves, Amelia Bullmore and Nicholas Gleaves.

Cast & Crew

DC Janet Scott Lesley Sharp
DC Rachel Bailey Suranne Jones
Nick Savage Rupert Graves
DI Gill Murray Amelia Bullmore
DS Andy Roper Nicholas Gleaves
DC Ian Mitchell David Prosho
DC Kevin Lumb Ben Batt
DC Lee Broadhurst Delroy Brown
Gokhan Yilmaz Daniel Ben Zenou
Taisie Scott Harriet Waters
Elise Scott Shannon Flynn
Adrian Scott Tony Pitts
Sean Whittle Gerrard Thompson
DC Pete Readyough Tony Mooney
Geoff Hastings Kevin Doyle
Mana Sidhu Kiran Landa
Eleanor Savage Louise Delamere
Man (in corridor) Nicholas Blane
Receptionist 1 Angela Murray
Receptionist 2 Natalie Hudson
Director Sarah Pia Anderson
Executive Producer Nicola Shindler
Executive Producer Sally Wainwright
Producer Yvonne Francas
Writer Sally Wainwright
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