TV preview: Scott & Bailey

Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp are back in a three-part special featuring a single crime and one of the darkest they have ever had to face.

Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp are back in a three-part special featuring a single crime and one of the darkest they have ever had to face.

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Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp are back in a three-part special featuring a single crime and one of the darkest they have ever had to face.

With DCI Gill Murray (Amelia Bullmore) in retirement, the ever-ambitious Rachel Bailey (Suranne 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.

The return of hotheaded Bailey is exactly what Janet Scott (Lesley Sharp) and the squad need to move forward with a terrifying and sinister internet crime investigation. 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 consequences. The investigation will change them and take a devastating toll on their professional lives.

Sally Lindsey who conceived the idea for the show with Suranne Jones, returns as Rachel’s sister Alison. The special has been executive produced by Nicola Shindler (Happy Valley).

Scott & Bailey, ITV, Wednesday, 9pm

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