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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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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By far the best series I've seen on TV this year
26 June 2014 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I cannot praise this series enough. It has an air of realism about it from its location to the main actors. The lead sergeant Catherine Cawood and her sister are so ordinary, preoccupied with ordinary things, (no trendy,smarmy,clever middle class media interpretations of what ordinary people speak like dialog). Without exception every character is believable. With master classes in acting from the lead, her sister, her grandson and Tommy the maniac. The criminals are believably cruel and stupid in measure. The damaged and unfortunate are portrayed realistically but with compassion. No left wing idealism or right wing coldness that usually invades these type of program. The setting is the bleakest place I've ever seen, a beautiful English valley shrouded in mist, dampness and high rises. The streets and buildings are claustrophobic. Most of all the story is credible, consistent and finely paced. raw emotions are not avoided and dysfunction is everywhere. And yet there's something noble in sergeant Catherine Cawood.


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