‘Happy Valley’ Theme Song, Cast List and BBC Filming Locations

Cast List, Theme Music and Filming Location Details for the BBC TV Series Happy Valley.

What’s the name of the Happy Valley theme tune?

The shows theme music is the song ‘Trouble Town’ by the British singer-songwriter, Jake Bugg. The track was originally released in the UK for digital download back in March of 2012.

You can download the full song from either iTunes or Amazon.

Starring Sarah Lancashire as police sergeant Catherine Cawood, Happy Valley is a brand new TV drama series, coming soon to BBC One.

Written by Sally Wainwright who has previously penned such shows as ‘Scott & Bailey’ and ‘Last Tango in Halifax’, Happy Valley will run for 6 episodes and is scheduled to begin airing at 9:00pm on Tuesday the 29th of April, 2014.

Happy Valley - Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions. Photographer: Ben Blackall

Sarah Lancashire as Catherine Cawood in the 2014 BBC Drama ‘Happy Valley’ – Image Credit: BBC/Red Productions. Photographer: Ben Blackall

Where is Happy Valley filmed?

Beginning in late 2013, filming for the BBC series took place in locations in the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire, with some scenes also being shot in Huddersfield.


Catherine Cawood is the police sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill visits her West Yorkshire station to report a crime. Reticent about the details, Kevin then loses his nerve. In fact the crime Kevin was attempting to report is his own plan to kidnap his boss’s daughter and use her for ransom.

Then when local drug king-pin Ashley Cowgill goes ahead and carries out the plan, Kevin’s fantasy quickly becomes a grim and dangerous reality.

Preview Trailer

Happy Valley BBC Cast List

Character – Actress/Actor

Catherine Cawood – Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango In Halifax, Coronation Street)

Kevin Weatherill – Steve Pemberton (Benidorm, Inside No 9, Mapp and Lucia)

Ashley Cowgill – Joe Armstrong (Robin Hood, The Village)

Ann Gallagher – Charlie Murphy (Love/Hate, The Village)

Tommy Lee Royce – James Norton (Grantchester, Death Comes to Pemberley)

Lewis Whippey – Adam Long (Waterloo Road)

Nevison Gallagher – George Costigan (Calendar Girls)

Clare Cartwright – Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey, The Syndicate)

Praveen Badal – Ramon Tikaram (Eastenders)

Daniel Cawood – Karl Davies (Game of Thrones, Emmerdale)

Twiggy – Amer Nazir

Helen Gallagher – Jill Baker

Kirsten McAskill – Sophie Rundle

Richard Cawood – Derek Riddell

Ryan Cawood – Rhys Connah

Jenny Weatherill – Julia Ford

Shafiq Shah – Shane Zaza

Mrs Mukherjee – Mina Anwar

Marcus Gascoigne – Steven Hartley

Brett McKendrick – Adam Nagaitis

Liam Hughes – James Burrows

Ros Cawood – Kelly Harrison

Justine – Hannah John Kamen

From the 20th of August, 2014, Happy Valley will be available to residents of the United States and Canada, to watch online via the on-demand streaming service Netflix.