AIRDATE: Monday 16 November 2015 at 2.15pm on BBC One
Season 1 Episode 1 (of 10)
Crime investigations against a stunning seaside backdrop are at the heart of this entertaining new daytime drama series, created by Sally Abbott, which follows a high-flying solicitor who returns to live and work in the small town she escaped as a teenager.
As coroner, Jane Kennedy’s job is to investigate sudden or unexplained deaths in a beautiful English coastal community. With a new and intriguing case to investigate in each episode, starting with the discovery of a body, Jane finds herself having to work with her old flame Davey Higgins, who is now the local detective sergeant. The Coroner combines mystery and potential danger with the warm, lighthearted tone of Jane’s relationships with her colleagues, family and the local community. While Jane is talented and tenacious in seeking justice for the dead, her personal life is a bit more haphazard.
Jane (Claire Goose) is woken by a call from Clint (Oliver Gomm) telling her that a boy (Steve Kernan, played by Archie Rush) has been found dead at the base of a lighthouse.
Jane then finds that her daughter Beth (Grace Hogg-Robinson) has snuck out of the house and is at a sunrise beach party. At the scene, Davey (Matt Bardock) tells Jane that a text message to Steve’s mother, May (Sophie Duval), suggests suicide but a devastated teenage girl (Imogen Waterhouse) turns up at the Coroner’s Office telling Jane that Steve would never have killed himself.
Jane talks to Steve’s parents and feels that his mother is holding something back. Meanwhile, Davey discovers that Steve’s best friend, Matt (Oscar Lloyd), is Beth’s new boyfriend. Jane tries her best to befriend Matt while investigating Steve’s death and searching for the mysterious girl who visited her. The question on everyone’s minds is – did Steve jump or was he pushed?