Hope Street celebrates the warm hearted and good humoured people of a beautiful, fictional town in Northern Ireland as they build a future together rather than dwelling on the differences of the past.

Hope Street is set in the fictional town of Port Devine on the Northern Ireland coast and will focus on Port Devine’s police department and the mysterious arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain, the first Muslim police officer in the town’s history.

The character led series combines a long running serial narrative with self contained crime stories in each episode.


Episode 1: The sudden arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain in picturesque Port Devine sets tongues wagging, why is she here?  Duty Inspector Finn O’Hare knows the real reason Leila’s been transferred, but he’s keeping it to himself.

Episode 2: When newcomer Detective Constable Leila Hussain arrests an elderly farmer on suspicion of murder, the locals are furious.  It looks like Leila’s days in Port Devine are numbered – until an unlikely ally comes to her rescue.

Episode 3: Barry runs a woman over in his taxi, but she runs away.  As the police officers hunt for the injured woman, DC Leila persuades rookie Callum to bend the rules.  Sergeant Marlene is furious, so she digs into Leila’s past - with dire consequences.

Episode 4: Lovestruck Callum is put out when a handsome ‘friend’ of Leila’s turns up in Port Devine.  Inspector Finn has more serious concerns.  He’s convinced the visitor is here to do Leila serious harm – and she’s nowhere to be found.

Episode 5: When Clint jeopardises his wedding day by doing something unbelievably dumb, it’s up to Finn and Leila to sort out the mess.  At the reception, the whole town is stunned by the reappearance of a notorious face from the past.

Episode 6: As the police officers investigate an arson attack, they discover a much more insidious crime.  Meanwhile, Siobhan is determined to get back with Inspector Finn – little knowing that he’s in a relationship with his colleague Leila.

Episode 7: Finn is adamant that his marriage to Siobhan is over.  When her former lover is arrested for assault, however, Finn can’t hide his jealousy – which leads Leila to wonder if she’s made a terrible mistake.

Episode 8: Finn’s daughter Niamh goes missing.  When CCTV footage indicates that the girl has been abducted, Finn turns to Leila to get him through the worst day of his life.

Episode 9: As the officers investigate the suspicious death of a farm worker, Concepta discovers that her daughter-in-law Siobhan is hiding a terrible secret.

Episode 10: Callum’s got a new girlfriend, but it soon transpires that she’s been telling him a pack of lies.  Meanwhile, Finn faces the most difficult decision of his life.


10 x one hour




Long Story TV


Northern Ireland


Donna Wiffen, Paul Marquess


Paul Marquess


Sean Glynn, Bruce Webb, Dez McCarthy

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