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There is no escape

Sarah Lancashire stars as Catherine Cawood, a police sergeant in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life. Her world is turned upside down when the man she thinks is responsible for her daughter's death — Tommy Lee Royce — is released from prison.

Meanwhile, quiet middle-class accountant Kevin Weatherill feels under appreciated and underpaid at work. Desperate to give his daughters a decent education, he asks for a pay rise so he can send them to private school. But when his wealthy boss Nevison refuses, something finally snaps for Kevin and he enlists the help of local drug lord Ashley to kidnap Nevison's daughter and hold her for ransom. Things quickly spiral out of control when Ashley involves Tommy Lee in the plan. How far will any of them go to get what they really want?

Profiles

Happy Valley - S2 - Profiles

Tommy Lee Royce

Played by James Norton

Tommy Lee Royce is a sociopath. Having spent 18 months in prison for the horrendous crimes he committed against Ann Gallagher, Catherine and many others Tommy wants revenge on Catherine as a new case she's investigating hits close to home for him.

Catherine Cawood - Happy Valley S2 - Profile

Catherine Cawood

Played by Sarah Lancashire

Police sergeant Catherine Cawood is just as strong and determined as ever. She got a royal honour for arresting Tommy Lee Royce in a dramatic show-down on a canal boat, but rather than bask in the compliments, Catherine gets to work. It remains her job to ensure that as few crooks roam the streets of her neighbourhood as possible.

At work it's as busy as at home. A series after a number of corpses found in the area - Catherine loves her work and leads her team with pleasure, but even her stamina is put to the test in this study.

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