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Series 5 - Episode 1
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A man is stabbed to death in the yard of his house, as he argues with his girlfriend. According to her, the killer then takes a picture on his phone of the grisly scene.
Almost. As detectives Janet Scott and Rachel Bailey (Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones) discover at the start of a three-part story, the murderer has actually filmed his dying victim and posted the footage on a fetish website.
The murder squad thus enters a squalid, bleak world where life is cheap and violent death is entertainment. Though crime dramas feel a bit fusty when they tackle “the dark web”, this is Scott and Bailey, so it feels dirty and real.
Rachel, newly returned from secondment to the Met in London, is in charge of the inquiry, and she tries to stamp her authority on the team. It’s going to be an international investigation, so she insists, “no northern plod behaviour”.
Rachel steps up to acting DI on a case that becomes bigger and more sinister than it first seemed. Meanwhile, Janet is glad of Rachel's return, having not known how much she was going to need her friend. Starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones.
Cast & Crew
ADI Rachel Bailey
DC Janet Scott
DSI Julie Dodson
DC Pete Readyough
DC Ian `Mitch' Mitchell
DC Lee Broadhurst
DC Anna Ram
SCAS Neil Simpson
Scary Mary Jackson
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