Scott & Bailey Series 3

Helen Bartlett


Series 3 Trailer

iTV has posted the most AWESOME trailer for Series 3 on YouTube :



Given that Nicola has been featured so prominently in the Trailer, we wonder what does this mean for the character she plays on the show. We have information about Nicola’s character on this page. Don’t read if you don’t want to know. But if you already have this information, tell us what you think about her character in this Poll. We will close the Poll before the air date for episode 1.

Update : 3 April 2013 The Poll has been closed as Episode 1 will air in the UK tonight. Thank you to all who logged a vote. 🙂

Press Kit

You can download the iTV Press Kit HERE.

An interview with Nicola is included in the Press Kit. In it she talks about meeting Suranne Jones at the 2012 BAFTAs. You can read a report from our special correspondents about Nicola walking the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTAs HERE.

Episode Guides

All of these episode guides contain spoilers, so don’t click on the links if you don’t want to know what happens in each episode before you actually watch the show.

Episode 1 : iTV | Radio Times

Update : 27 March 2013 : iTV has posted this trailer for Episode 1 :


Episode 2* : iTV | Radio Times / Episode 3* : iTV | Radio Times

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Episode 4 : iTV / Radio Times

Episode 5 : iTV / Radio Times

In addition to the Episode 5 trailer below which was released by iTV, there is also this special interview from the iTV Press Centre with Nicola and other cast members about the character, “Helen Bartlett”. As with all of the other interviews available in the iTV Press Kit, this interview was also conducted by Ian Wylie.


Episode 6* : iTV / Radio Times | Episode 7* : iTV / Radio Times

Episode 8 : iTV / Radio Times

[* Nicola does not appear in these episodes.]


Here are the initial thoughts of Ian Wylie on Series 3 (click on the image to see a larger pic) :

20130316 Ian Wylie Tweets


All of these reviews contain spoilers, so don’t click on the links if you don’t want to know what happens in each episode before you actually watch the show.

Episode 1 : Telegraph | Unreality TV | Daily Mail | Times UK (subscription required) | MSN UK | Metro UK

From Metro UK’s review

Cast as a child abuse victim, Walker conveyed decades of misery in just a few downcast looks – the script scarcely needed to spell out what she’d been through. She’s recently stolen scenes in shows as diverse as Heading Out and Last Tango In Halifaxsomeone must surely be writing a starring vehicle for her as we speak.

We hope so, we really hope so! [Emphasis and links in the above quote were added by us and did not appear in the original review.]

Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7

Episode 8 (in no particular order)

Metro | Unrealilty TV


Episode 1 6.13 million viewers and a 25.89% shares. The show won its time slot! Congratulations to cast and crew. Well done!!! However, it has been pointed out that this is the lowest rating the show has scored for a debut episode since the show first aired 2 years ago. Here’s hoping that the ratings will pick up as we get deeper into Helen’s story.

Episode 2 | Episode 3

Episode 4 5.2 million viewers.

Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7

Episode 8 5.4 million viewers.

Buy the DVD on Amazon UK

The Region 2 DVD boxset is released 1 July 2013.


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