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Happy Valley (TV)


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  Happy Valley (TV) Review
Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
8.89 /10
 
Starring
Sarah Lancashire , Siobhan Finneran , James Norton
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Directed by: Tim Fywell, Sally Wainwright, Euros Lyn
Written by: Sally Wainwright, . Created by Sally Wainwright

 
 
 
Released: 2014
   
Genre: DRAMA
SERIES
CRIME
CONTROVERSIAL
THRILLER
   
Origin: UK
   
Length: 0
 
 


 
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Unrelentingly bleak. The programme has drawn criticism for showing ‘gratuitous’ violence in a string of graphic scenes... Some have expressed concern at its increasingly gruesome twists and graphic depictions of violence against women.
(Alasdair Glennie, Daily Mail, 2014)
The creators of BBC police drama Happy Valley have hit back at critics to insist it is a ‘feminist’ thriller which merely reflects real life. The programme – featuring the brutal kidnapping of a young woman by a sadistic rapist – has been accused of ‘dehumanising’ viewers by including harrowing scenes of gratuitous violence against women.
(Chris Hastings, Daily Mail, 2014)

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