Happy Valley (2014) Season 1 TV Series


91n JjJyXGL._SL1500_ While waiting for the last two chapters of The Night Manager, Begoña and I watched this week the six chapters of Happy Valley Season 1. As far as I know, Season 2 has not yet date of broadcast in Spain. Another worthwhile series with which to have a good time.

Happy Valley is a British crime drama television series filmed and set in The Calder Valley. The series, starring Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran, is written and created by Sally Wainwright, and directed by Wainwright, Euros Lyn, and Tim Fywell. The first series debuted on BBC One on 29 April 2014, and the second series debuted on 9 February 2016. On 11 March 2016, it was renewed for a third series, once again starring Lancashire (from Wikipedia).

Plot Summary Season 1: Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is a strong-willed police sergeant in West Yorkshire, still coming to terms with the suicide of her daughter Becky eight years earlier. Cawood is now divorced from her husband and living with her sister Clare (Siobhan Finneran), a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict, who is helping her bring up Becky’s young son Ryan (Rhys Connah), the product of rape. Neither Catherine’s ex-husband nor their adult son, Daniel, want anything to do with Ryan. Catherine hears that Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton), the man responsible for the brutal rape that impregnated Becky and drove her to suicide shortly after Ryan was born, is out of prison after serving eight years for drug charges. Catherine soon becomes obsessed with finding Royce, unaware that he is involved in the kidnapping of Ann Gallagher (Charlie Murphy), a plot instigated by Kevin Weatherill (Steve Pemberton) and orchestrated by Ashley Cowgill (Joe Armstrong). Things quickly take a dark turn as the abductors scramble to keep the kidnapping secret, although Catherine is onto them.

It’s a grueling, gripping Happy Valley by Genevieve Valentine

4 thoughts on “Happy Valley (2014) Season 1 TV Series

  1. I just finished watching Season 2 and loved it – such a well-made drama. I’m intending to backtrack and watch Season 1 which I missed when it was on TV, so I’m glad to hear you think it’s good.

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