Series 2 Episode 2
Series 2 Episode 2
Episode number 8
Directed by Sally Wainwright
Written by Sally Wainwright
Air date 16 February 2016
Episode chronology
"Series 2 Episode 1"
"Series 2 Episode 3"
Series 2
While she remains a suspect in the Lynn Dewhurst investigation, Catherine focuses on a human trafficking case.

Following a successful police raid, Catherine ensures all the women are taken to safe houses. Ilinka, who has vital information on those behind the trafficking, is given refuge with Catherine’s neighbour Winnie and reluctantly agrees to speak to the police. But has Catherine inadvertently put her in danger?

As Vicky's threats continue, John struggles to get a handle on the murder case. Feeling under pressure at work and at home he takes drastic measures to save both his marriage and reputation.

When Tommy is granted special leave to attend his mother’s funeral, Catherine has an inexplicable compulsion to attend - bringing him face to face with him once more. Meanwhile Clare, feeling vulnerable at Helen’s funeral, turns to an old friend for comfort.


Catherine Cawood Sarah Lancashire
Ilinka Blazevic Ivana Basic
Clare Cartwright Siobhan Finneran
Daniel Cawood Karl Davies
Winnie Angela Pleasence
John Wadsworth Kevin Doyle
Amanda Wadsworth Julie Hesmondhalgh
Jack Wadsworth Felix Johnson
Ben Wadsworth James Senneck
Amber Wadsworth Madison Brown
Vicky Fleming Amelia Bullmore
Mike Taylor Rick Warden
Shafiq Shah Shane Zaza
Andy Shepherd Vincent Franklin
Jodie Shackleton Katherine Kelly
Mrs Beresford Olwen May
Frances Drummond Shirley Henderson
Ryan Cawood Rhys Connah
Ann Gallagher Charlie Murphy
Tommy Lee Royce James Norton
Sledge Chris Michael-Hall
Gorkem Tekeli Mete Dursun
Joyce Ishia Bennison
Nevison Gallagher George Costigan
Personal Officer Brett Allen
Custodial Officer Paul Brennen
Sean Balmforth Matthew Lewis
Vicar Paul Cartwright
Writer Sally Wainwright
Director Sally Wainwright
Producer Juliet Charlesworth
Executive Producer Nicola Shindler