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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Series cast summary:
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 DCI Vera Stanhope (28 episodes, 2011-2017)
Jon Morrison ...
 DC Kenny Lockhart (23 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 DS Joe Ashworth (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Riley Jones ...
 DC Mark Edwards / ... (14 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Billy Cartwright (12 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Dr. Marcus Summer (12 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 DS Aiden Healy (12 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 DC John Warren (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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This show is based on the works of crime author Anne Cleeves. The stories (both books and television versions) are set in Northumberland and North Tyneside, where the author has lived for more than two decades. According to Cleeves (in interviews), the variety of the area and landscape gives the stories texture. See more »

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my husband and I both are addicted to Vera's eccentricities...
11 August 2014 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

The plot lines always seem to grab our attention. My husband and I actually enjoy Vera's character. To me she seems like a female version of Colombo, but she is not quite as corny--instead she is more human...just as clever and determined...never giving up until she finds the killer. I think one needs to develop a taste for British detective stories (they are not nearly as "glamorous" as American whodunits) in order to enjoy watching them. We also notice the same actors appearing and reappearing in different series, inevitably playing a variety of different character types. We find British shows well-written and often more original than their American counterparts. In fact, when we started watching British shows we could barely understand the actors and now we are quite comfortable listening to British English. So many excellent shows would never be available in the US if we didn't have public broadcasting. Thank you public television for hours and hours of commercial-free entertainment and a variety of intelligent, stimulating dramas from which to choose.


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