The Coroner

 (273)7.02015TV-14
As coroner, Jane Kennedy’s becomes an advocate for the dead as she investigates sudden, violent or unexplained deaths in this beautiful English coastal community.
Starring
Claire GooseMatt BardockGrace Hogg Robinson
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. First Love
    November 15, 2015
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a teenager is found dead at the foot of a tower, Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins believes it was a tragic suicide, but Coroner Jane Kennedy thinks there is more to the case than meets the eye.
  2. 2. How to Catch a Lobster
    November 16, 2015
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a body washes up on the shore, Jane is convinced it's a botched sea burial, but Davey believes otherwise. With a steak at stake, both are determined to prove each other wrong.
  3. 3. That's the Way to Do It
    November 17, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When the town's new mayor is found dead in a hotel room, Jane's quest for the truth puts her own life in danger.
  4. 4. The Fisherman's Tale
    November 18, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A popular local businessman is shot dead by a sniper in public. Davey is forced to watch as an officer from the Metropolitan Police takes over his investigation and then makes a move on Jane.
  5. 5. Gilt
    November 19, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a treasure hunter is found dead in his own home, Jane wonders whether one of his colleagues wanted the loot for themselves, while the locals fear it was something more supernatural…
  6. 6. Capsized
    November 22, 2015
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A man is found dead in a shipwrecked container on the beach. Davey is convinced it was an unfortunate accident, but Jane fears darker forces might be responsible.
  7. 7. The Salcombe Selkie
    November 23, 2015
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The sleepy town of Lighthaven is stunned when a teenage girl returns from the dead. Where has she been for a whole year? And who was buried in her place?
  8. 8. Napoleon's Violin
    November 24, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When the patriarch of the local aristocratic family is found stabbed to death, Jane and Davey investigate and find themselves revisiting an embarrassing chapter of their teenage romance.
  9. 9. The Deep Freeze
    November 25, 2015
    45min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a man is found dead in a walk-in freezer, Jane and Davey's relationship is tested to the limit as they clash over who they think is responsible.
  10. 10. Dirty Dancing
    November 26, 2015
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A woman drops dead in the build-up to a Latin dance festival in Lighthaven. As Jane and Davey argue over what they think happened, the body mysteriously vanishes from the mortuary.

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Directors
Ian BarberMatt CarterNiall FraserAdrian Bean
Supporting actors
Beatie Edney
Producers
Sandra MaciverSam HillWill Trotter
Season year
2015
Network
BritBox
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentnuditysmokingviolence
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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MeepReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant in every way.
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I really love this show. The writing is top notch, the acting is exceptional, and the setting is wonderfully beautiful. Every single recurring character is charming and delightful in their own way, and the mysteries are often actually mysterious. While the show is about a coroner and therefor deals with real human issues, so there are moments of genuine sadness and ugliness to be dealth with, it's also a gentle show that won't assault you with uneccsary violence or brutalities such as child or animal cruelty. The four main characers are the coroner, the cop, and the coroners mom and her boyfriend. I love them all, and each one is brilliantly realized by the actor that plays them. In fact, for my tast this show is absolutly brilliant and it had a large and growing following in Brittain as well has having won awards. I am as baffled as everyone else as to why it was unexpectedly cancelled after only two seasons (if you want to see season two in the US as this point, you'll have to buy the DVD). Go sign the online petition demanding it's return, so I can keep watching it, OK?
38 people found this helpful
M. R. JonesReviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hard to find but now available on Amazon and worth it!
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My wife and I are thrilled to find this show on Amazon Video! We watched it on Public Television and unfortunately missed the first two episodes. Now we can watch them whenever we want. Series like these are hard to find as the BBC tends to market their shows for the UK only and leave Acorn to handle the US/Canada market. This show is not available on Acorn, so finding this on Amazon now is a real find. Thank you Amazon!
32 people found this helpful
Dan JReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
In many places the coroner has to have legal training including some places in the US
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I liked the show and it got better towards the end of the season. I found it strange that in the UK one had to be a lawyer (solicitor or barrister) in order to be a coroner. That got me thinking because I thought in the US one had to have medical training to be a coroner (i.e. Quincy) but that is not the case in some places in the US. The coroner's job is to state the cause of death and unless the person that died was under medical care up until their death, the coroner did an investigation if they thought the death was not natural.

The main character is the coroner who returns to the town she grew up in and the lead police person is an old flame of the coroners. At times it seems like he is long over her and at other times it looks like he'd still like to rekindle that relationship but most of the time he disagrees with her and often admits that she was right and he was wrong. Things get a little weirder with her mom and her relationships. Her mom desires that her daughter (the coroner) live with her but because it's her house she & her boyfriend are very vocal & visual about their passion for each other.

The writing is good, the locale is often times beautiful as the town is a coastal town. The accents are thicker than usual but still understandable by this "Yank". Sorry to hear that only two seasons of the show were made. Looking forward to the 2nd season
9 people found this helpful
Barbara HegedusReviewed in the United States on April 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
THE CORONER
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I was disappointed to read that this series was cancelled in the UK after two seasons. I really enjoy watching so I bought both seasons. The lady coroner solves mysteries and helps bring the perps to justice. It has humor, a touch of romance and lots of exciting adventures for those of us who love British programs. You'll enjoy it.
11 people found this helpful
ShekinaReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sorry not more seasons.
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A pleasant relaxing show, enjoyed it and sad to see only two volumns. Not everyone wants the naked bloody bodies. What i love about BBC, they have normal characters. Not all the cast are perfect, young and agile. Blessings
6 people found this helpful
Kenneth ComptonReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Makes me want to move to this place.
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Love the country, It's so pretty. I like the series but they lack something that shows like Brokenwood has. Just seems slow and not very good plots.
2 people found this helpful
rhhardinReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Has subtitles
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Standard British detective series with standard twists. The important thing with British shows is that there be subtitles, which this has.
4 people found this helpful
M. GillReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great story lines
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I have been watching this on Public television and like it enough that I wanted to see more episodes. It is a great cast of characters and the story lines catch your attention and keep you watching. There is some humor added in too. It is a nice change from the same old shows in the US
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