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SCOTT & BAILEY: Season One

Airs Thursdays, July 3 - August 7, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Suranne Jones as Detective Constable Rachel Bailey and Lesley Sharp as Detective Constable Janet Scott in SCOTT & BAILEY.

A thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives, from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright. 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, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship.

Comparisons have been made with the US cop series CAGNEY & LACEY, which ran for most of the 1980s, and on the evidence of this first episode, the series could be a stayer. - Daily Telegraph

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Suranne Jones as Detective Constable Rachel Bailey and Rupert Graves as Nick Savage.

Courtesy of Matt Squire/© Red Production Co Ltd/ITV plc

uranne Jones as Detective Constable Rachel Bailey, Lesley Sharp as Detective Constable Janet Scott and Nichola Burley as Hannah Conway.

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Martin Miller as DI Phillips, Suranne Jones as Detective Constable Rachel Bailey, Lesley Sharp as Detective Constable Janet Scott and Amelia Bullmore as Gill Murray.

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Mete Dursan as Georgios Stelikos in SCOTT & BAILEY.

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. SCOTT & BAILEY is an honest and powerful crime drama series.

Episode One repeats Thursday, July 3 at 10 p.m. - DC Rachel Bailey of Manchester Metropolitan Police is angry at being dumped by her married lover, a barrister named Nick Savage. She joins her colleague on the major incident team, DC Janet Scott, to investigate the murder, made to resemble a suicide, of a pregnant Turkish girl named Emel Yilmatz. Janet is approached by her old friend Geoff to reopen a dead case, and Rachel obsesses about getting revenge on Nick whilst making an arrest.

Episode Two repeats Thursday, July 10 at 10 p.m. - Having coerced Nick into buying her a flat, Rachel finds out that she is pregnant with his child. She successfully traps the murderer of housewife Susan Metcalfe but gets an unexpected and grisly bonus which leads to another death and another charge. Janet, meanwhile, is dreading her wedding anniversary party and presses on with the long cold murder case of her school friend Veronica.

Episode Three repeats Thursday, July 17 at 10 p.m. - Rachel’s ex-lover Nick is the defending barrister for Georgios Stelikos, on trial for the rape and murder of drug addict Hannah Conway, and Rachel is horrified when he escapes conviction. A hung-over and bruised Hannah is brought in for questioning, but is she the killer?

Episode Four repeats Thursday, July 24 at 10 p.m. - Porn actress Vicky Birkinshaw is arrested on suspicion of murdering her husband. Rachel's professional life hangs in the balance when DCI Gill Murray finds out that her relationship with Nick could have put the Stelikos case at risk.

Episode Five repeats Thursday, July 31 at 10 p.m. - Janet moves closer to tracking down Veronica's killer while investigating a recent murder that bears a number of similarities. Meanwhile, Rachel finds out about an affair Nick had with a juror in the middle of a trial — a revelation that could end his career – and inadvertently puts her friend in danger as Janet comes face to face with the killer.

Episode Six repeats Thursday, August 7 at 10 p.m. - Three months have elapsed and Janet returns to work after her recovery. Rachel is living with Nick, but when a car narrowly misses her and smashes into the side of the road, she discovers it was unquestionably linked to her discovery about Nick's affair.

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Above: A thrilling investigative drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives, from award-winning writer Sally Wainwright. 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, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship.

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