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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29 April 2014 (UK)  »

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Happy Valley - In einer kleinen Stadt  »

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The show was written specifically for Sarah Lancashire, who had previously had a starring role in Sally Wainwright's Last Tango in Halifax. Wainwright was so impressed by Lancashire's performance, she devised Happy Valley as a solo vehicle for Lancashire. See more »

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24 May 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This was not a show that I expected to be blown away with, although I am a long term fan of Sarah Lancashire, and with Sally Wainwright involved I should have expected it to be good.

This is beyond good, if you don't get hooked and wanting more after the first episode you probably should not be watching.

There are so many good things to say about this show that I run out of words, but one word that sums up how I feel is gob-smacked.

Having watched 4 out of the 6 episodes so far, I have to say that it has been quite a while since I wished that the days would speed by so I can get my mitts on the next episode.


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