"The Coroner" is a daytime drama series produced by BBC Birmingham, starring Claire Goose as solicitor Jane Kennedy as she takes over the job of coroner in a South Devon coastal town she left as a teenager. Matt Bardock stars as Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins who was Kennedy's childhood sweetheart, and together they investigate local deaths.
Jane Kennedy, a high flying solicitor, who after another failed relationship, returns to the small South Devon seaside town she left as a teenager, to take up the post of Coroner. She finds herself working with Davey Higgins, the boy who broke her heart and is now the local Detective Sergeant. Jane and Davey investigate any sudden, violent or unexplained deaths in the fictional world of Lighthaven, based on Salcombe in the South Hams district of Devon. Her mother Judith and daughter Beth also feature in the single episode stories.