The Coroner

The BEST episodes of The Coroner

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Crime drama following high-flying solicitor Jane Kennedy [Claire Goose] as she takes over the job of coroner in the English coastal town she escaped from as a teenager. Aided by DS Davey Higgins [Matt Bardock] she becomes an advocate for the dead as she investigates sudden, violent or unexplained deaths.

Last Updated: 4/2/2022Network: BBC One
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Capsized
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7.83
98 votes

#1 - Capsized

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/23/2015

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.

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Perfectly Formed
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7.72
118 votes

#2 - Perfectly Formed

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/22/2016

Building work at an abandoned cottage unearths a child's hidden remains.

Directors: Matt Carter
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Crash
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7.68
101 votes

#3 - Crash

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/2/2016

Jane is reconnected with an old friend when she tries to find out who left a girl to die.

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The Fisherman's Tale
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7.66
121 votes

#4 - The Fisherman's Tale

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/19/2015

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.

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The Salcombe Selkie
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7.65
101 votes

#5 - The Salcombe Selkie

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/24/2015

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?

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Life
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7.61
111 votes

#6 - Life

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/28/2016

A death in custody brings Jane face to face with notorious child killer Sidney Sutton.

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The Beast of Lighthaven
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7.57
115 votes

#7 - The Beast of Lighthaven

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/24/2016

A local journalist claims that there is a big cat on the moors, but nobody believes him.

Directors: Matt Carter
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The Drop Zone
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7.57
136 votes

#8 - The Drop Zone

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/21/2016

Jane's fear of heights is tested when she and Davey investigate a skydiving accident.

Directors: Piotr Szkopiak
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Those in Peril
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7.57
121 votes

#9 - Those in Peril

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/23/2016

After a hoax callout, a volunteer in the Lighthaven lifeboat crew drowns.

Directors: Niall Fraser
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Perfect Pair
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7.55
111 votes

#10 - Perfect Pair

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/29/2016

A window cleaner is found dead next to a sports car he doesn't own.

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The Deep Freeze
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7.54
93 votes

#11 - The Deep Freeze

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/2015

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.

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Gilt
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7.53
117 votes

#12 - Gilt

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/2015

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...

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The Captain's Pipe
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7.50
111 votes

#13 - The Captain's Pipe

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/25/2016

Mick's rival landlord is found dead on the beach, and Jane must try to clear his name.

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The Foxby Affair
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7.49
112 votes

#14 - The Foxby Affair

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/30/2016

To explain the death of a recluse, Jane must first solve the disappearance of a playboy.

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Napoleon's Violin
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7.48
91 votes

#15 - Napoleon's Violin

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2015

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.

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Pieces of Eight
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7.47
97 votes

#16 - Pieces of Eight

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/2016

Lighthaven's Pirate Festival provides the perfect cover for a robbery.

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Dirty Dancing
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7.47
91 votes

#17 - Dirty Dancing

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/27/2015

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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That's the Way to Do It
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7.38
130 votes

#18 - That's the Way to Do It

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/18/2015

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.

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First Love
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7.31
201 votes

#19 - First Love

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/16/2015

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.

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How to Catch a Lobster
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7.23
156 votes

#20 - How to Catch a Lobster

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/17/2015

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.

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