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Final series of Happy Valley starts filming in Yorkshire


Filming is underway for the third and final series of BBC drama, Happy Valley.

Sarah Lancashire returns to her role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood for 6 new episodes, which are currently in production in West Yorkshire.

Made by Lookout Point for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, in co-production with AMC Networks, its previous outing attracted an average audience of 9.3m. The first 2 series each won Baftas for Drama Series and Writing: Drama for Sally Wainwright.

The new series was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama. Written and created by Sally Wainwright, it will be directed by Patrick Harkins and Fergus O’Brien, with Chris Clough as Series Producer, and Jessica Taylor producing.

The BBC confirmed that James Norton and Siobhan Finneran will return for the final part of the drama – as Catherine Cawood’s nemesis, the murderer and sex offender Tommy Lee Royce, and Catherine’s sister, the recovering addict Clare Cartwright, respectively.

Con O’Neill will reprise his role as Clare’s recovering alcoholic boyfriend Neil Ackroyd. George Costigan will return as Nevison Gallagher, with Charlie Murphy as his daughter and Catherine’s police colleague Ann.

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