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Series 1 - Episode 5
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If you’re a crime nerd like me, you doubtless love all the procedural stuff in Scott & Bailey, even though it doesn’t wear its knowledge lightly (Diane Taylor, a real detective inspector, is the series co-creator, with writer Sally Wainwright). There’s an over-reliance on initials – BIA, SAO, NPIA – and sometimes it can feel a bit too much like a manual on How to Investigate a Murder.
But that doesn’t bother me because, as a whole, Scott & Bailey is just great; a proper, absorbing hour with plenty of soapy elements encompassing the whole spectrum of TV Drama Men — from men as posh love-rats, to men as hopeless saps, through to men as murderers, it’s all there. And Scott and Bailey themselves (Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones) are clever, dedicated women who are also vulnerable to the wiles of fellas (see above).
In the penultimate episode, a woman’s dismembered body is found in bin bags on a grim slab of Manchester waste ground. You’ll quickly latch on to precisely where the story is heading and, thanks to a lumbering great clue, you’ll know how it ends. But never mind, it’s gripping.
Janet moves a step closer to tracking down Veronica's killer while investigating a recent murder that bears similarities to the cold case. Rachel finds out about an affair Nick once had with a juror in the middle of a trial - a revelation that could end his career. Detective drama, starring Lesley Sharp, Suranne Jones and Rupert Graves.
Cast & Crew
DC Rachel Bailey
DCI Gill Murray
DC Janet Scott
DS Andy Roper
DC Ian Mitchell
DC Kevin Lumb
DC Pete Readyough
DCS Dave Murray
DS Chris Latham
Full Episode Guide
Meet the cast of Scott & Bailey series five
Who's who in the ITV crime drama, starring Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp
Why it's the perfect time to say farewell to Scott & Bailey
Suranne Jones: “I’ve always been ballsy… I just kind of steam ahead”
Suranne Jones on Scott & Bailey ending: "It's good to move on"
We need to talk about that shocking Scott & Bailey death
ITV confirms Scott & Bailey will end after current series
Scott & Bailey writer Sally Wainwright: "I'm a fish out of water"
Scott & Bailey's return to TV is just what the doctor ordered
Scott & Bailey risk everything to solve one sinister case in new series 5 trailer
Suranne Jones on Doctor Foster, being scared of her wrist and how she'd deal with a cheating husband
First look at Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel in BBC1 thriller Doctor Foster
Twitter just loves Scott & Bailey