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 (13 episodes, 2014-2018)
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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)
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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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29 April 2014 (UK)  »

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Happy Valley - In einer kleinen Stadt  »

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Sally Wainwright revealed that one of the reasons she had chosen Hebden Bridge as the setting for the show was to highlight the drug problems the town has faced. This is mentioned in series one, with Catherine repeatedly demanding for more to be done to combat drug dealing in the town. See more »

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Stunning drama
20 May 2014 | by (Norfolk, UK) – See all my reviews

I've been thoroughly enjoying this dark gritty drama. All the leads are excellent, but Sarah Lancashire as the main police officer with a tragic family history, is outstanding. It started well then just got better and better with each episode and twist of the plot (and screw) having me on the edge of my seat. I've just watched what must be the penultimate episode and it has left me physically shaking - it was that convincing and shocking. It's hard to credit the complaint of mumbling by one reviewer. I can't recall even one line of script I didn't follow and it's usually something that bugs me. I'm so glad I've watched this series, it's got to be one of (if not the) best TV dramas of 2014.


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