Happy Valley

10 Best Episodes of Happy Valley

Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Happy Valley - S2E3

#15 - Episode 3 (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Tommy urges Frances to go further with her attempts at making Catherine's life a misery.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 665 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E5

#14 - Episode 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Catherine sinks into a deep depression as she learns that Tommy is still at large. The net finally closes in on Kevin.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 659 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E4

#13 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)

A birthday gift for Ryan reminds Catherine that danger may be closer than she thinks.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 658 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E2

#12 - Episode 2 (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Catherine arrives home with Ilinka, an emaciated Croatian woman who has been rescued after being trafficked and enslaved for the past four years. Meanwhile, John's panic over Vicky's threat spills out into his home life.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 701 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E3

#11 - Episode 3 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Tommy brutally takes control of a situation when PC Kirsten McAskill pulls him and Lewis over. His actions have devastating consequences.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 665 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E2

#10 - Episode 2 (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Catherine learns of a painful betrayal close to home, and Faisal comes under increasing pressure from all sides.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 161 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E1

#9 - Episode 1 (Season 3 - Episode 1)

When Catherine discovers the remains of a murder victim, it bizarrely leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 182 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E4

#8 - Episode 4 (Season 3 - Episode 4)


As Tommyโ€™s big day approaches, Catherine becomes suspicious, and Ryan finds a new way to defy her.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 142 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E3

#7 - Episode 3 (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Catherine confronts Clare and presents Ryan with an ultimatum. Faisal and Joanna hatch a plan that takes an unexpected turn.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 164 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E6

#6 - Episode 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Things get tense at Catherine's birthday party when a drunk Daniel reveals a different version of past events with Becky. Catherine's fears grow when she learns that Tommy has been spending time with Ryan.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 637 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E5

#5 - Episode 5 (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Catherine races to protect her family as a murder investigation begins.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 125 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E5

#4 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Daniel suspects somebody at school might be responsible for Ryan's interest in Tommy.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 679 votes.

Happy Valley - S1E4

#3 - Episode 4 (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Catherine's focus returns to the job in hand as she searches for the owner of the suspicious Milton Avenue property, with dramatic consequences.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 693 votes.

Happy Valley - S2E6

#2 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Catherine confronts Frances, while John's torment leads him to desperate measures.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 688 votes.

Happy Valley - S3E6

#1 - Episode 6 (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Scores are settled for good on Catherineโ€™s final shift, and Ryan faces a moral dilemma.

The episode was rated 8.84 from 31 votes.

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