Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative and single. Her partner, Detective Constable Janet Scott, is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as being a wife and mother. They both work for Manchester Metropolitan Police's prestigious Murder Investigation Team and, despite the obvious differences between them, they make a formidable team.
Honest, powerful and true to life, Scott & Bailey is a refreshing take on crime drama. This season Janet and Rachel deal with the brutal murders of two men. At the same time, Janet splits with her husband and struggles to run her family without his support. Meanwhile, Rachel is invited to work on a high profile case with her boss DCI Gill Murray.
The Secret of Crickley Hall follows the story of Eve and Gabe Caleigh. A year after their little boy goes missing, the Caleighs come to Crickley Hall to try to escape the past. It seems like the perfect destination until strange things start happening. Will they find their son before the evil that stalks Crickley Hall finds their other children?
With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest task difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite them as a team. Can the detectives get to their boss in time?
The story of the week involves the suspicious death of care home resident Gerald French. When daughter Catherine raises concerns about the level of care her father had been receiving, Scott and Bailey are sent in to investigate.
The detectives investigate the murder of a wealthy man living a double life. Rachel's recent moment of indiscretion threatens to come back to haunt her.
After Ade is pushed into living with his girlfriend, Janet asks her mother to move in.
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.
Scott and Bailey investigate a gangland killing that starts to look anything but typical. And whilst Rachel continues to be surprised by Sean, Janet is pushed to the limit by Andy's behavior.
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.
Scott and Bailey investigate a gangland killing that starts to look anything but typical. And while Rachel continues to be surprised by Sean, Janet is pushed to the limit by Andy's behavior.
Scott and Bailey investigate the murder of a sexily dressed woman with a green head. And while Janet confides in Gill about Andy's behavior, Rachel struggles with Sean's latest surprise.
Janet elicits vital new information from Geoff Hastings, while Rachel investigates a racially motivated murder. And while Sean continues to make Rachel smile, Andy's behavior is starting to trouble Janet.
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