Vera (2011– )

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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

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 DCI Vera Stanhope (20 episodes, 2011-2015)
Jon Morrison ...
 DC Kenny Lockhart (18 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 DS Joe Ashworth (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Billy Cartwright (12 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 DC John Warren (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Riley Jones ...
 DC Mark Edwards / ... (9 episodes, 2011-2015)
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The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism. Written by Anonymous

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Overdone
11 May 2013 | by (Usa) – See all my reviews

Not particularly believable lead detective suffers from eating the scenery and over emoting. Blethyn's character detracts from the stories which range in quality from just believable to unwatchable.

Compared with Helen Mirren's Jane in the Prime Suspect series Vera borders on incompetence. She abuses her staff for no apparent reason though there are hints of personal frailty--her chest discomfort which behaves like no angina pectorals I've encountered in either film or real life. It's a pure dramatic prop without reality--like the entire series.

I must add though that my wife likes Vera more than I do. Vive la difference.


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