Happy Valley

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Halifax thrilled to be new mecca for movie makers after Happy Valley success
Happy Valley’s success cemented a film and TV boom in the West Yorkshire town – and now the cameras can’t stay away

David Barnett

27, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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James Norton: ‘I’m very aware of how lucky I am’
After his amazing success in Happy Valley, James Norton is taking on another dark role, this time on stage. He talks about his lucky streak, fear of failure, grappling with fame and why cold-water swimming keeps him sane

Tim Lewis

19, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Prosecco porridge is an experiment we don’t need | Brief letters
Brief letters: Twisting foodstuffs | Catherine Cawood | Plea for insects | Hooked on Wordiply | Mansplaining corner

17, Feb, 2023 @6:42 PM

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Labour to promise more neighbourhood police officers ‘like Catherine Cawood’
Yvette Cooper to cite BBC’s Happy Valley star in major policy speech on restoring community policing

Jessica Elgot

15, Feb, 2023 @10:30 PM

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The week in TV: Funny Woman; Happy Valley; Consent; The Shamima Begum Story
Gemma Arterton’s Blackpool sitcom queen is an idealised trailblazer; Sally Wainwright saves a best line till last; and toxic school culture makes for difficult drama

Barbara Ellen

12, Feb, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Digested week: Whatever they’re taking, Liz and Boris might just live for ever | John Crace
Plus the brilliant Happy Valley, 25 years since the death of my dad, my psychiatrist retires and a Fawlty idea

John Crace

10, Feb, 2023 @12:10 PM

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‘Will Catherine get to the Himalayas?’ 10 burning unanswered questions from Happy Valley
From the chances of a potential spin-off to the prospects of Ryan joining the force, here are the lingering questions from Sunday’s finale – and our answers

Michael Hogan

07, Feb, 2023 @3:56 PM

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Val McDermid on Happy Valley: ‘TV every bit as manipulative as Tommy Lee Royce’
Heartstopping for millions of us, cleansing for Catherine Cawood – and not about the feckless, violent men at all in fact. The legendary crime novelist gives thanks for a TV great

Val McDermid

06, Feb, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Happy Valley finale is most-watched TV programme of year
Figures show BBC can still outdo streaming services, but search is now on for its next mega-hit

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Feb, 2023 @12:42 PM

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Happy Valley recap: series three finale – Sarah Lancashire is utterly monumental
What an absolutely electrifying ending. Sally Wainwright masterfully wrongfooted viewers, while the show’s star was outstanding. Baftas surely beckon

Michael Hogan

05, Feb, 2023 @10:10 PM

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Happy Valley finale review – one of TV’s greatest trilogies gets a fiery farewell
This awe-inspiring drama’s ending was full of redemption, justice and bitter laughs. Together, Sarah Lancashire and Sally Wainwright are invincible

Lucy Mangan

05, Feb, 2023 @10:10 PM

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Happy Valley shows how policing should be done – how come the BBC gets this, and not the Met? | Dal Babu
From the diversity of the top brass to Sgt Catherine Cawood’s model of best practice, the BBC drama should be essential viewing for senior officers, says former chief superintendent Dal Babu

Dal Babu

05, Feb, 2023 @3:35 PM

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