DC Jackie Hartwell (Meera Syal) works as a “Family Liaison Officer”, the conduit between police and a bereaved family. It seems however, that in almost every case she touches what started off as a family tragedy turns into a murder investigation, much closer to home.

The different strands of the series vary in quality, but generally are pretty good. There is much here for pedants to complain about – although based in Warwickshire, Jackie’s patch appears to cover the whole of the West Midlands, people from Stratford upon Avon do not speak with a Birmingham accent, etc, but ignore this and enjoy.