With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team 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 (29 episodes, 2011-2018)
Jon Morrison ...
 DC Kenny Lockhart (28 episodes, 2011-2018)
Riley Jones ...
 DC Mark Edwards / ... (18 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 DS Joe Ashworth (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 DS Aiden Healy (13 episodes, 2015-2018)
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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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 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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In the beginning of episode one of season three a young brunette drew a smiley face on steamed glass. After she is shown dead the smiley face is shown again with an angular drip running through some of it. It, suspiciously, resembles the smiley button with a blood streak from "The Watchman". See more »

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Best detective show on TV--both British and U.S.
31 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to totally disagree with the previous reviewer who said Vera's character isn't believable. Certainly Vera is moody and temperamental (aren't we all flawed in some ways?),but she gets the job done and gets her team to produce results. While she has her own demons, she's tenderhearted when she needs to be and ultimately kind to her staff if they do their jobs and deserve her kindness. The way she gets people to tell her things is calculated, but the method works on the show and in real life. I find the acting in "Vera" to always be superb, and the plots are clever, fresh and full of surprises. Also, David Leon (Joe) is gorgeous--and this from a 75-year-old woman. I'll miss him in upcoming episodes, but I'm sure the shows will still be top quality. Vera is one of the reasons this U.S. Midwesterner has become a fan of British TV. Aside from public television, sports and a couple of series, I hardly watch any U.S. TV anymore.


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