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The Best Episodes of Happy Valley

Every episode of Happy Valley ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the 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.

Genres:CrimeDramaMystery
Network:BBC One

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Happy Valley" is "Episode 4", rated 9/10 from 1520 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Episode 4" aired on 5/20/2014 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 6".

  • Episode 4
    9.0/10 1,520 votes

    #1 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-05-20

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    9.0/10 1,269 votes

    #2 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-03-15

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    8.7/10 1,371 votes

    #3 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-02-05

    Scores are settled for good on Catherine’s final shift, and Ryan faces a moral dilemma.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.5/10 1,358 votes

    #4 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-05-13

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    8.5/10 1,287 votes

    #5 - Episode 6

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-06-03

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.5/10 1,006 votes

    #6 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-03-08

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    8.5/10 858 votes

    #7 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-01-22

    As Tommy’s big day approaches, Catherine becomes suspicious, and Ryan finds a new way to defy her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.4/10 861 votes

    #8 - Episode 3

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-01-15

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.3/10 1,224 votes

    #9 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-05-27

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.3/10 1,048 votes

    #10 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-02-16

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.3/10 1,132 votes

    #11 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-01-01

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.3/10 869 votes

    #12 - Episode 2

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-01-08

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.3/10 771 votes

    #13 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-01-29

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.2/10 1,348 votes

    #14 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-05-06

    Catherine's search for Tommy gains momentum when she receives a tip-off regarding his whereabouts. Helen absorbs the shock of hearing that Ann has been abducted.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.2/10 1,266 votes

    #15 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-02-09

    Even behind bars, Tommy finds a way to keep an eye over Ryan.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.2/10 1,007 votes

    #16 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-02-23

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    8.1/10 986 votes

    #17 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-03-01

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.0/10 1,574 votes

    #18 - Episode 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-04-29

    Sergeant Cawood's world stops when the man who drove her daughter to suicide is released from prison, and Kevin's split-second decision devastates Nevison.

    Director: Euros Lyn

    Writer: N/A