Scott and Bailey
Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative and single. She's a hardworking, committed detective. She had been in a relationship with a barrister, Nick, until he left her for the wife she didn't know he had. Meanwhile Detective Constable Janet Scott is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as being a wife and mother to two teenage girls. She had very strong reasons for wanting to be a detective - her friend was murdered when they were children and the crime has never been solved.
They both work for Manchester Metropolitan Police's prestigious Murder Investigation Team and, despite the obvious differences between them, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult as well as cope with their own complex personal lives.
Episode #112Z Duration: 46:56 STEREO TVPG
The team investigate the murder of a sexily dressed woman with a green head. Gill suspects that the woman's lover may be responsible - but there is no shortage of suspects. Meanwhile, Janet confides in Gill about Andy's behaviour and Rachel struggles with Sean's latest surprise - he has a son.
Episode #113Z Duration: 47:44 STEREO TVPG
Sean surprises Rachel when he tells her that he has been in contact with her estranged mother, who would love to see her. Unable to accept that Janet has ended their affair, Andy punishes her by keeping her out of the heart of the investigation - which leads to a painful row. Meanwhile, the team look into the murder of Leon Foster. At first, Leon's death looks like a typical gang killing, but the discovery that he was sexually mutilated raises suspicions that this could be a domestic murder.
Episode #114Z Duration: 47:02 STEREO TVPG
Rachel finds herself on the wrong side of a murder investigation and is suspended from work. And while Janet's job hangs in the balance too, Gill is forced to re-open the investigation into an accidental death.
Episode #115H Duration: 47:48 STEREO TVPG
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.
Episode #116H Duration: 48:08 STEREO TVPG
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.
Episode #117H Duration: 47:20 STEREO TVPG
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.
Episode #118H Duration: 47:31 STEREO TVPG
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.