- Writers: Chris Chibnall
- Stars: Adam Wilson , Andrew Buchan , Arthur Darvill , Benji Yapp , Carolyn Pickles , Charlotte Beaumont , Charlotte Rampling , David Tennant , Eve Myles , Hollie Burgess , James D'Arcy , Jodie Whittaker , Joe Sims , Jonathan Bailey , Marianne Jean-Baptiste , Matthew Gravelle , Meera Syal , Olivia Colman , Oskar McNamara , Pauline Quirke , Peter De Jersey , Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Simone McAullay , Steve Bennett , Susan Brown , Tanya Franks , Vicky McClure , Will Mellor , William Andrews
Following Jack's suicide Hardy is dubbed the worst cop in England by tabloids. The town turns out to the funeral, Karen's presence, since she has returned to London being unwelcome in view of her piece on Jack. Paul's sermon lambastes Jack's persecutors but Hardy, seeing him close to sea scouts, is suspicious and discovers that the young vicar is a reformed alcoholic who hit a boy when he was still drinking. As summer turns to autumn Beth bonds with Cate Gillespie, the mother of another murdered child, who hates Hardy for his ineptitude in handling her case. Maggie and Olly discover damning evidence regarding Susan's ex-husband and after she has given Tom Danny's skateboard, saying she was looking after it, she is brought in by the police, Nige stealing her dog. Ellie and Hardy are called out when an intruder is sighted at the murder scene but he evades them and Hardy collapses again.