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Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp return in Sally Wainwright's drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives - Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott. In Series 3 Rachel finally manages to prove her innocence in here ex- boyfriend's murder and Janet fails to patch things up with her husband, Adrian. Scott and Bailey are pushed to their limits in a in a tale of murder and deception that spans the entire season. Also stars Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax) and Amelia Bullmore (State of Play).. Episode 1
Called to the home of an elderly couple who haven't been seen for a while, Janet discovers Eunice Bevan's severed head at the bottom of the stairs, her body at the top, and her husband Joe in bed, emaciated and barely able to speak. Meanwhile, the detective puts her house on the market, admitting her relationship with Ade is over, and three months in to Rachel's marriage to traffic cop Sean, she's starting to feel a little claustrophobic.
In a retrospective episode set immediately after the events of series two, Rachel faces further accusations of masterminding the fatal attack on ex-lover Nick and finds comfort in the arms of ever- faithful Sean, agreeing to marry him. Amid the wedding celebrations, Janet and Ade admit defeat and decide to split up for good, while Gill is duty bound to take action when she catches Pete in a compromising position. The detectives also investigate the case of a businessman suspected of murdering a tramp.
The detectives investigate the murder of a wealthy man whose double life left him vulnerable to exploitation. Away from work, Rachel's recent moment of indiscretion threatens to come back to haunt her when a confused Sean takes a phone call from her one-night stand, and after Ade is pushed into living with his girlfriend on a permanent basis, Janet asks her mother to move in.
Troubled saleswoman Helen, whose mother was murdered back in episode one, turns up on Janet's doorstep with information that takes the investigation in a completely different direction - paving the way for the formidable Det Supt Julie Dodson to be called in. Meanwhile, new recruit Sgt Rob Waddington arrives on the scene - putting Janet's nose out of joint as she is demoted back down to constable.
Having realised her marriage is a mistake, Rachel is still staying at Janet's and making excuses for her absence, but Sean isn't prepared to accept that things have gone so wrong, so quickly. Meanwhile, the investigation into Joe Bevan continues as the body count rises and the team faces the mammoth task of identifying the victims and determining the order in which they were murdered.
When Janet gets called in to Gills office to explain a cheeky email that shes sent to Rob, shes adamant that it wasn't from her, and mortified that Rob will think it is - especially since shes already embarrassed him in a moment of madness. But if Janet thought this was the worst the day could throw at her, she couldn't be more wrong. The story of the week involves the suspicious death of care home resident Gerald French. When daughter Catherine raises concerns about the level of care her father had been receiving, Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate. And when cripplingly shy trainee, Rosie, is discovered slapping a resident, she is devastated to find that her charismatic mentor doesn't have her best interests at heart.
Rachel is shocked when Janet walks in on her and Kev in the bedroom, and is forced to acknowledge that her chaotic life is affecting her work. Meanwhile, Syndicate 9 are left reeling at the identity of the mole in the team, and when a body is found in Oldham town centre, the detective duo discover that a spate of street robberies may lead them to the killer. Crime drama, starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones.
With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest of tasks difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite them as a team. The duo soon have Gill's car in their sights and identify the kidnapper, but discover they are heading for a notorious suicide location. Can the detectives get to their boss in time?. Starring
Suranne Jones as DC Rachel Bailey
Lesley Sharp as DC Janet Scott
Amelia Bullmore as DCI Gill Murray
Nicola Walker as Helen Bartlett
Co- created by
Sally Wainwright & Diane Taylor
Based on an idea by
Suranne Jones & Sally Lindsay