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Scott & Bailey

Scott & Bailey

Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative and single. She's a hardworking, committed detective. She had been in a relationship with a barrister, Nick, until he left her for the wife she didn't know he had. Meanwhile Detective Constable Janet Scott is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as being a wife and mother to two teenage girls. She had very strong reasons for wanting to be a detective - her friend was murdered when they were children and the crime has never been solved. They both work for Manchester Metropolitan Police's prestigious Murder Investigation Team and, despite the obvious differences between them, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult as well as cope with their own complex personal lives. Is Cathy really over her split with Nick? And will Janet find the answers she's looking for when she investigates her friend's murder? Co-created by Sally Wainwright and ex-Detective Inspector Diane Taylor, formerly of the Major Incident Team at Greater Manchester Police, Scott & Bailey is an honest, powerful and funny crime drama series.

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  • Episode #101

    Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott investigate the murder of a pregnant girl made to resemble a suicide. [46 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    Rachel successfully traps the murderer of housewife, but gets an unexpected and grisly bonus. [46 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    Rachel investigates when a drug addict who was thought to be dead is brought in for questioning. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #104

    Porn actress Vicky Birkinshaw is arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #105

    Janet moves closer to finding Veronica's killer and Rachel learns Nick had an affair with a juror. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #106

    Rachel is almost hit by a car and learns the incident is linked to her discovery of Nick's affair. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #107

    When two corpses are found, the detectives discover that the victims were tortured and murdered. [45 minutes]

  • Episode #108

    The team finally breaks the silence maintained by their four murder suspects and learn the truth. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #109

    Gill and Rachel investigate a murder that bears striking similarities to a case from 13 years ago. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #110

    The team searches for a killer when the body of an eight-year-old boy is discovered. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #111

    Rachel and the team investigate the brutal, racially motivated murder of a 21-year-old taxi driver. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #112

    The team investigates the murder of a sexily dressed woman with a green head. [46 minutes]

  • Episode #113

    A suspected gang killing raises suspicions when the team learns the victim was sexually mutilated. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #114

    Rachel finds herself on the wrong side of a murder investigation and is suspended from work. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #115

    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. Meanwhile, the detective puts her house on the market, admitting her relationship with Ade is over, and three months in to Rachel's marriage to traffic cop Sean, she's starting to feel a little claustrophobic. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #116

    In a retrospective episode set immediately after the events of series two, Rachel faces further accusations of masterminding the fatal attack on ex-lover Nick and finds comfort in the arms of ever faithful Sean, agreeing to marry him. Amid the wedding celebrations, Janet and Ade admit defeat and decide to split up for good, while Gill is duty bound to take action when she catches Pete in a compromising position. The detectives also investigate the case of a businessman suspected of murdering a tramp. [48 minutes]

  • Episode #117

    The detectives investigate the murder of a wealthy man whose double life left him vulnerable to exploitation. Away from work, Rachel's recent moment of indiscretion threatens to come back to haunt her when a confused Sean takes a phone call from her one-night stand, and after Ade is pushed into living with his girlfriend on a permanent basis, Janet asks her mother to move in. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #118

    Troubled saleswoman Helen, whose mother was murdered back in episode one, turns up on Janet's doorstep with information that takes the investigation in a completely different direction - paving the way for the formidable Det Supt Julie Dodson to be called in. Meanwhile, new recruit Sgt Rob Waddington arrives on the scene - putting Janet's nose out of joint as she is demoted back down to constable. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #119

    Having realized her marriage is a mistake, Rachel is still staying at Janet's and making excuses for her absence, but Sean isn't prepared to accept that things have gone so wrong, so quickly. Meanwhile, the investigation into Joe Bevan continues as the body count rises and the team faces the mammoth task of identifying the victims and determining the order in which they were murdered. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #120

    When Janet gets called in to Gill's office to explain a cheeky email that she's sent to Rob, she's adamant that it wasn't from her, and mortified that Rob will think it is - especially since she's already embarrassed him in a moment of madness. But if Janet thought this was the worst the day could throw at her, she couldn't be more wrong. 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. And when cripplingly shy trainee, Rosie, is discovered slapping a resident, she is devastated to find that her charismatic mentor doesn't have her best interests at heart. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #121

    Rachel is shocked when Janet walks in on her and Kev in the bedroom, and is forced to admit that her chaotic life is affecting her work. Meanwhile, Syndicate 9 are left reeling at the identity of the mole in the team, and when a body is found in Oldham town centre, the detective duo discover that a spate of street robberies may lead them to the killer. Crime drama, starring Lesley Sharp and Suranne Jones. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #122

    With their friendship in tatters, the lack of communication between Rachel and Janet is making even the simplest of tasks difficult, and it takes a call about Gill's possible abduction to reunite them as a team. The duo soon have Gill's car in their sights and identify the kidnapper, but discover they are heading for a notorious suicide location. Can the detectives get to their boss in time? [47 minutes]

  • Episode #123

    A vulnerable young man, Robin McKendrick, is abducted. When a photo of him gagged and bound in the boot of a car appears on Facebook, Syndicate 9 suspect that he is already dead. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #124

    A case takes on huge proportions when a woman's body is discovered 23 years after she went missing. [48 minutes]

  • Episode #125

    Rachel is torn when she discovers that her mother's new boyfriend is a violent domestic abuser. [46 minutes]

  • Episode #126

    A woman is found dead in a hotel room. Syndicate 9 has only a necklace and the name Lola to go on. [48 minutes]

  • Episode #127

    Unable to get over being second choice, Rachel punishes Janet for not telling her. [46 minutes]

  • Episode #128

    Troubled by Gill's remarks about Will, Rachel ducks out of going to an award ceremony with him. [48 minutes]

  • Episode #129

    Rachel makes an error that puts Janet in danger. A man's body is found between rocks on the moors. [47 minutes]

  • Episode #130

    The discovery of slaves on the Pritchard farm turns a murder inquiry into a huge investigation. [48 minutes]

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