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Detective duo return for special episodes!


Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, A Touch Of Cloth) and Lesley Sharp (The Shadow Line, Capital) have begun filming in Manchester on the three-part special of detective drama, Scott & Bailey.

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Sally Lindsay (who conceived the idea for the drama with Suranne Jones), also returns as Rachel’s sister Alison, and executive produces alongside Red Production Company’s Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax).

With DCI Gill Murray in retirement, ever-ambitious DC Rachel Bailey (Jones) returns from her Vice secondment fired up and full of new ideas and initiatives. She’s gained valuable experience and really wants to make her mark as she returns to Syndicate 9’s Murder Squad.

Exhilarated to step up to the plate, Rachel is exactly who DC Janet Scott (Sharp) and the Squad need to move forward with a terrifying and sinister Internet crime investigation of epic scale and unrelenting horror. Using her Vice authorisation, Rachel accesses a disturbing world where people brag about committing murder and lay down the gauntlet for the next victim. A game of ruthless life or death daring develops, as Scott & Bailey investigate multiple killers with horrifying and everlasting consequences. They will be changed forever and the investigation will take a devastating toll on their private, professional and personal lives.

The characters of Scott & Bailey were created by award-winning writer and playwright Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Unforgiven) and retired Greater Manchester Police detective, Diane Taylor.

The new episodes of Scott & Bailey are written by Lee Warburton and Paul Logan. Two new police advisors, Sam Manning and Lisa Farrand join the series, as consultants.