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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Catherine Cawood (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Clare Cartwright (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Shafiq Shah (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Ann Gallagher (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Tommy Lee Royce (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
Rhys Connah ...
 Ryan Cawood (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
Ishia Bennison ...
 Joyce (11 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Mike Taylor (9 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Nevison Gallagher (9 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Daniel Cawood (9 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Helen Gallagher (7 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 John Wadsworth (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Ashley Cowgill (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Kevin Weatherill (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Andy Shepherd (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Lewis Whippey (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Jodie Shackleton (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Amanda Wadsworth (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Richard Cawood (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Frances Drummond (6 episodes, 2016)
Madison Brown ...
 Amber Wadsworth (6 episodes, 2016)
James Senneck ...
 Ben Wadsworth (6 episodes, 2016)
Mete Dursun ...
 Gorkem Tekeli (5 episodes, 2016)
Felix Johnson ...
 Jack Wadsworth (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Jenny Weatherill (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Neil Ackroyd (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Sean Balmforth (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Police Officer - David Loyd (5 episodes, 2014)
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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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Happy Valley - In einer kleinen Stadt  »

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Happy Valley creator/writer Sally Wainwright also wrote the BBC series Last Tango in Halifax (2012), also starring Sarah Lancashire and set in the West Yorkshire town of Halifax, where Happy Valley is also set. See more »

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Intense
4 June 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The most intense, well written, well acted crime series I've ever seen on television. For six weeks I've been hooked on a story that uses a police drama as a framework for the human emotions that are at the core of this fantastic series. Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Inside No 9) as the self-interested accountant out of his depth when a kidnapping plot goes horribly wrong was brilliant and James Norton was easily one of the best psychopaths I've ever seen in a television drama. There was real depth to his character and I expect he was hated by viewers as much as Joffre in Game of Thrones nonsense police officer. But it was Sarah Lancashire's show all the way as the tough, no-nonsense, but damaged police officer. At first I thought this was going to go the way of the film Fargo, with it's kidnapping-gone-wrong scenario, but by the start of the second episode it was clear that it was going to take a different path. Be warned though, it's dark and unsettling with moments of sudden shocking violence, especially at the end of the fourth episode, where I was left shaking at the sheer intensity of it all. Better than anything American crime dramas have had to offer us over the past year, it was brilliant. Absolutely bloody brilliant!


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