The Bay: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
The Bay

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The Bay doesn't break any new ground, but strong performances and a few surprises are likely to hook those looking for a new crime drama.

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Critic Ratings: 15

68%

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User Ratings: 19

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 20, 2019

After teenage twin sisters go missing, Detective Sgt. Lisa Armstrong struggles with her own link to the case.

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Air date: Mar 27, 2019

With emotions high after the discovery of Dylan's body, Lisa investigates a new suspect.

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Air date: Apr 3, 2019

With Sean released, Lisa's suspicions turn to another member of the Meredith family.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2019

After Nick is hospitalized with serious injuries, Lisa furiously seeks out Sean; Med feels increasingly sidelined.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2019

As Lisa tries to get through to Holly, Med grows suspicious that she's hiding something.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2019

Despite her suspension, Lisa remains determined to uncover the truth about Dylan.

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Cast & Crew

Morven Christie
DS Lisa Armstrong

Actor
Jonas Armstrong
Sean Meredith

Actor
Matthew McNulty
Nick Mooney

Actor
Daniel Ryan
DI Anthony 'Tony' Manning

Actor
Taheen Modak
DC Ahmed 'Med' Kharim

Actor
Chanel Cresswell
Jess Meredith

Actor
Lindsey Coulson
Penny Armstrong

Actor
Imogen King
Abbie Armstrong

Actor
Art Parkinson
Rob Armstrong

Actor
Tracie Bennett
Margaret Foley

Actor
Adam Long
Vincent Jackson

Actor
Simon Manyonda
DS Alexander Stewart

Actor
Philip Hill-Pearson
Ryan Foley

Actor
Richard Huw
Tom Hayes

Actor
Louis Greatorex
Sam Hesketh

Actor
Roger Barclay
Councillor Hesketh

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Jordan Misfud
Krzysztof Babakowski

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Ellie Duckles
Hanna Babakowski

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Darci Shaw
Holly Meredith

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Lucy Hillyard
Kelly Meredith

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Catherine Oldfield
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Bay: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Bay: Season 1

  • Jul 23, 2021
    Great writing, acting, pacing, and storyline. Definitely recommend.
  • Jan 23, 2021
    A flawed officer, twisty plots and everybody holding on firmly as the Bay hits delicious storms.
  • Jan 09, 2021
    awesome tv series, great play by the cast.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    ITV generally delivers outstanding detective dramas but this is one big "meh". The plot holes were so huge I had to stop watching after episode 2. It literally makes no sense. Sometimes you can suspend disbelief because everything else comes together nicely - but in this case it's the main point of the action seems outrageously unbelievable. (Also the stepfather is charged early on only because it's a convenient plot point. Really? C'mon.) The performances are excellent overall, the scenery is breathtaking - now just find a writer who can make characters believable, their actions coherent, add a few twists and turns and maybe I'll try season 2.
  • Nov 17, 2019
    Excellent show! Very pleased that it has been renewed!
  • Nov 08, 2019
    I enjoyed the show and look forward to a second Season. It has been compared to Broadchurch which was AWESOME a 5 out of 5. I gave this show 3.5 out of 5. It has great potential. Season 1 of The Bay did not quite give us the charachter development as well as Broadchurch. It wasn't until the last episode where the big reveal occurred with no hints during the previous episodes. It did not provide enough character development between the person who killed Dylan in relationship to his sister.
  • Apr 26, 2019
    The characterization of the main detective and the lazy writing were the downfall of this series, for me. After the first episode. I wondered if Lisa (the protagonist) was actually intended to be the bad guy. She's sour and abrasive throughout, she withholds information about a personal relationship with one of the main suspects for no apparent reason and then withholds potentially exculpatory information about this person to protect her own compromised position. I don't want to give away too much about the plot, but almost all of the police characters appear to be completely incompetent at their jobs--because the plot needs them to be in order to maintain tension and suspense. This series is far from the bottom of the barrel, but it's definitely no better than the middle of the pack.

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