Set during the 1960s in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines.
Miller's personal and professional lives are put under jeopardy when his daughter Cheryl is kidnapped, Aunt Peggy thinks she is dying, a suspicious man stays at the Aidensfield Arms who could be connected to a possible assassination attempt on a foreign leader who is attending a conference.
A woman who claims to be Carol's mum appears in Aidensfield along with a friend of Carol's. Carol and Joe are involved with the problems of a young mother. David and Dawn start a money making scheme with David becoming a chimney sweep.
Joe and Carol investigate when a woman from a group of travellers is found to have been beaten, Don finds out his wife is cheating on him, Lord Ashfordly's gamekeeper and the head of the travellers are involved in a drugs plot, a man is found murdered on Lord Ashfordly's estate and David is at war with a rival taxi firm.
Joe risks his career to help DS Dawson when it appears she has stolen £400 during a police raid on a criminal's house and Bernie finds out he has a daughter he never knew existed