Series 2 Episode 3
Series 2 Episode 3
Episode number 9
Directed by Neasa Hardiman
Written by Sally Wainwright
Air date 23 February 2016
Episode chronology
"Series 2 Episode 2"
"Series 2 Episode 4"
Series 2
Paying the price of attending Lynn Dewhurst’s funeral, Catherine is ordered to undergo a course of therapy or face medical retirement. Still unable to provide an alibi, Joyce offers a helping hand - but will Catherine take it?

John takes drastic measures to stage Vicky’s murder, while his already-fragile marriage continues to deteriorate. Meanwhile, Ann throws herself into work following her mother’s death, Clare receives some unsettling news from Ryan and Catherine continues to look out for Ilinka, as a development in the human trafficking case comes to a head.


Catherine Cawood Sarah Lancashire
Tommy Lee Royce James Norton
Clare Cartwright Siobhan Finneran
John Wadsworth Kevin Doyle
Frances Drummond Shirley Henderson
Jodie Shackleton Katherine Kelly
Vicky Fleming Amelia Bullmore
Amanda Wadsworth Julie Hesmondhalgh
Mike Taylor Rick Warden
Andy Shepherd Vincent Franklin
Daniel Cawood Karl Davies
Shafiq Shah Shane Zaza
Gorkem Tekeli Mete Dursun
Ann Gallagher Charlie Murphy
Sledge Chris Michael-Hall
Praveen Badal Ramon Tikaram
Joyce Ishia Bennison
Graham Tattersall Steve Edge
Dr Carol Fowler Karen Bryson
Pathologist's Assistant Catherine Copley
Waitress Jayne Bickerton
Ilinka Blazevic Ivana Basic
Winnie Angela Pleasence
Neil Ackroyd Con O'Neill
Jack Wadsworth Felix Johnson
Amber Wadsworth Madison Brown
Ben Wadsworth James Senneck
Nun 1 Chris Kerry
Nun 2 Sally Womersley
Paramedic 1 Tanya Vital
Paramedic 2 Tyron Maynard
Mrs Dragovic Maya Barcot
Ryan Cawod Rhys Connah
Therapist David Crellin
Writer Sally Wainwright
Director Neasa Hardiman
Producer Juliet Charlesworth
Executive Producer Nicola Shindler