Series 2 Episode 1
Series 2 Episode 1
Episode number 7
Directed by Sally Wainwright
Written by Sally Wainwright
Air date 9 February 2016
Episode chronology
"Series 1 Episode 6"
"Series 2 Episode 2"
Series 2
Whilst out solving a case of sheep rustling, Catherine discovers a decomposed body hidden in a garage on a local estate. Raped and murdered, the victim is someone close to home. All too soon, Catherine finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation.

Meanwhile Clare bumps into her old friend Neil Ackroyd, who has recently moved to Hebden Bridge and works in the local corner shop. Will old flames reignite? Other relationships are thrown into turmoil as Catherine kindly takes in son Daniel after he is thrown out of his house, while Detective Sergeant John Wadsworth faces a tough decision when his girlfriend unexpectedly turns up at the house he shares with his wife and children.

When another dead body is found the police begin to suspect a serial killer is behind the murders, and Detective Superintendent Andy Shepherd and Detective Inspector Jodie Shackleton are called in to head up the case. Locked away behind bars, Tommy Lee Royce is given some very unexpected news and, distraught, seeks comfort in a mysterious female visitor.


Catherine Cawood Sarah Lancashire
Clare Cartwright Siobhan Finneran
Lad 1 Ellis Todd
Lad 2 Jamie Dorrington
Lad 3 Tom Kilby
Little Old Lady Margaret Jackman
Alison Garrs Susan Lynch
Daryl Garrs Robert Emms
Joyce Ishia Bennison
Shafiq Shah Shane Zaza
John Wadsworth Kevin Doyle
Amanda Wadsworth Julie Hesmondhalgh
Jack Wadsworth Felix Johnson
Ann Gallagher James Senneck
Amber Wadsworth Madison Brown
Vicky Fleming Amelia Bullmore
Helen Gallagher Jill Baker
Nevison Gallagher George Costigan
Ann Gallagher Charlie Murphy
Sledge Chris Michael-Hall
Gorkem Tekeli Mete Dursun
Andy Shepherd Vincent Franklin
Jodie Shackleton Katherine Kelly
Mike Taylor Rick Warden
Tommy Lee Royce James Norton
Chaplain Michael Colgan
Neil Ackroyd Con O'Neill
Sean Balmforth Matthew Lewis
Ryan Cawood Rhys Connah
Daniel Cawood Karl Davies
Frances Drummond Shirley Henderson
Annette Keeley Forsyth
Leonie Hebe Beardsall
Writer Sally Wainwright
Director Sally Wainwright
Producer Juliet Charlesworth
Executive Producer Nicola Shindler