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Stunning police drama Happy Valley set to return for third series

Reports suggest another outing for Sgt Catherine Cawood

Hit TV drama Happy Valley could be returning for a third series.

Reports today claim the gritty police drama - filmed extensively in Huddersfield and Calderdale - is to return.

The current series, the second, is set to end next Tuesday and an explosive finale is expected.

The penultimate episode ended with a horrific shooting.

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The show is attracting huge audiences, with well over 6m viewers turning in each Tuesday to watch Sarah Lancashire and James Norton head up a stellar cast.

Now newspaper reports claim the show is set for a third series.

A source is quoted as saying: “There are lots of exciting plans.”

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The series is written by Huddersfield-born Sally Wainwright, who is also responsible for huge TV successes such as Last Tango in Halifax.

The first series scooped a host of TV awards and the second series has lived up to its billing.

It has seen Lancashire’s character Sgt Catherine Cawood again come up against her Nemesis, in the form of kilelr Tommy Lee Royce, played by Norton. But she kis also facing trobled times in her domestic life.

And the Yorkshire force is battling to solve a brutal series of murders with bodies in Dewsbury, Rastrick and Halifax.

Viewers tune in to try and spot familiar locations and there are many including Overgate Hospice, Armitage Bridge, the centre of Sowerby Bridge, Lockwood and Brighouse.



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