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Vera: Season 2: Episode 4 -- The authorities at a local army base are keen to declare the death of a decorated Afghan War vet a suicide, but Stanhope has other ideas. Yet when a fellow soldier confesses to the crime, the detective doesn't believe it and continues to pursue the case.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
2011 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary »
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4 nominations See more »
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Best detective show on TV--both British and U.S. See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 22)

Brenda Blethyn ... DCI Vera Stanhope (24 episodes, 2011-2016)
Jon Morrison ... DC Kenny Lockhart (23 episodes, 2011-2016)

David Leon ... DS Joe Ashworth (16 episodes, 2011-2014)

Paul Ritter ... Billy Cartwright (12 episodes, 2011-2013)

Kingsley Ben-Adir ... Dr. Marcus Summer (12 episodes, 2014-2016)

Tom Hutch ... DC John Warren (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Riley Jones ... DC Mark Edwards / ... (11 episodes, 2011-2016)

Cush Jumbo ... DC Bethany Whelan (10 episodes, 2012-2016)
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Series Directed by
William Sinclair (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Peter Hoar (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Paul Whittington (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Thaddeus O'Sullivan (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daikin Marsh (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Marek Losey (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
 
Series Writing credits
Ann Cleeves (24 episodes, 2011-2016)
Paul Rutman (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Martha Hillier (7 episodes, 2014-2016)
Gaby Chiappe (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Glen Laker (2 episodes, 2015-2016)

Series Produced by
Margaret Mitchell .... producer / line producer (18 episodes, 2011-2015)
Elaine Collins .... executive producer / producer (15 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kate Bartlett .... executive producer (12 episodes, 2011-2016)
Will Nicholson .... line producer (12 episodes, 2013-2015)
Kate Lewis .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nancy Bray .... line producer (4 episodes, 2016)
Michael Dawson .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2016)
Letitia Knight .... producer (4 episodes, 2016)
Myar Craig .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Original Music by
Ben Bartlett (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephan Pehrsson (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jean-Philippe Gossart (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Cinders Forshaw (3 episodes, 2013-2015)
Adam Suschitzky (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tim Palmer (2 episodes, 2014-2016)
Ollie Downey (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick McPhee (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Melanie Viner-Cuneo (4 episodes, 2013-2015)
Catherine Creed (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
David Fisher (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Casting by
Jill Trevellick (3 episodes, 2011)
Julie Harkin (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Catrin Meredydd (4 episodes, 2011)
Susie Cullen (4 episodes, 2012)
Anthea Nelson (4 episodes, 2013)
Madelaine Leech (4 episodes, 2016)
David Roger (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Maddy Turnbull (4 episodes, 2013)
Natalie Astridge (4 episodes, 2015)
Philip A. Brown (4 episodes, 2016)
Ben Smith (3 episodes, 2011)
Mike McLoughlin (3 episodes, 2012)
Paul Frost (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mickaela Trodden (4 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sue Thomson (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Louise Page (4 episodes, 2014)
Andrew Cox (4 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jane Walker .... makeup designer / makeup artist (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Alexis Dolman .... makeup trainee / make-up trainee (4 episodes, 2012)
Marianna Kyriacou .... hair stylist/makeup artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Marie Morgan .... makeup supervisor (4 episodes, 2016)
Kerry Nicholson .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Amy Pilkington .... makeup trainee (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Production Management
Hilary Stewart .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mark Valentine .... unit manager (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kayleigh Cruickshank .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle McDermott .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mark Roberts .... third assistant director: dailies (6 episodes, 2014-2015)
Finn McGrath .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Penny Davies .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2012)
Matt Bensley .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2013)
Blandine Grimaldi .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2014)
Angus Finlayson .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2015)
La' Toyah McDonald .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2016)
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Noone .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2014-2016)
Tracey Warren .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
Sarah Kenyon .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2011)
Mark Taylor .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Kristian Dench .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Art Department
Geoff Blackburn .... standby prop (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ben Clements .... stand-by art director / stand-by art-director (8 episodes, 2014-2015)
Alan Crozier .... dressing props / dressings props (8 episodes, 2015-2016)
Rebecca Hemy .... stand-by art director / assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Maryam Mojtabavi .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2013-2016)
Derek Roberts .... property master (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
James Allan .... property master (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
James Garrett .... stand-by props (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Malcolm Wilkie .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
David Medlycott .... production buyer (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kimberley Fahey .... set decorator buyer (4 episodes, 2011)
Russell Lee .... props (4 episodes, 2011)
Rebecca Mason .... art department assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Adrienne McGrane .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 2012)
Ian Tomlinson .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 2012)
Faye Boustead .... art department assistant (4 episodes, 2013)
Miriam Skelton .... graphic designer: dailies / graphic design: dailies / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
Zoey Brown .... graphic artist (4 episodes, 2015)
Zoe Robinson .... art department assistant (4 episodes, 2015)
Graham Ward .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Natalie Astridge .... standby art director (3 episodes, 2013)
Solomon Honey .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2014)
Daisy Mason .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 2014)
Harry Hull .... head painter (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Roy Payne .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Paul Frost .... standby art director (2 episodes, 2012)
Russell Youmans .... construction manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Abaigael Snape .... standby art director (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Sound Department
Jonathan Smith .... sound effects editor (21 episodes, 2011-2016)
Simon Gershon .... sound designer / sound effects editor / ... (20 episodes, 2011-2016)
Richard Davey .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (20 episodes, 2011-2015)
Gareth Hemes .... boom operator / sound technician (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor (14 episodes, 2011-2014)
Chris McQuillan .... sound assistant / sound trainee (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Will Chadwick .... co-dubbing mixer / foley editor (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2011)
John Taylor .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hugh Sherlock .... second boom operator / sound assistant (4 episodes, 2014)
Jordan Laughlin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2015)
Michele Woods .... dialogue / adr editor (4 episodes, 2016)
Reg Mills .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Giancarlo Dellapina .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (3 episodes, 2015)
St. Clair Davis .... boom operator / 1st assistant sound (2 episodes, 2015)
Simon Gill .... 2nd assistant sound (2 episodes, 2015)
Tristan Rose .... adr recording engineer (2 episodes, 2015)
Jamie Talbutt .... Foley mixer (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Breheney .... senior effects technician (4 episodes, 2016)
Ian Rowley .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2016)
Rob Rowley .... special effects coordinator (4 episodes, 2016)
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects (3 episodes, 2012)
Dan MacIntyre .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2012)
Mark Shelley .... armourer / special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2013)
Neil Mountain .... armourer (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ben Ashmore .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... digital artist / visual effects artist (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Simon Giblin .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
 
Series Stunts
Curtis Rivers .... stunt coordinator / stunts (5 episodes, 2015-2016)
Richard Hammatt .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2013-2014)

Pete Ford .... stunt double (unknown episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Sowden .... gaffer (16 episodes, 2012-2015)
Rob Arrowsmith .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2011-2014)
Paul Dingwall .... digital imaging technician (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Julius Ogden .... focus puller: a Camera / focus puller: a camera (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Scott Coulter .... camera trainee / camera trainee: dailies / ... (11 episodes, 2013-2016)
Steven Lee Sinclair .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: dailies / second assistant camera / ... (9 episodes, 2012-2015)
Darren Campbell .... electrician (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jack Sands .... second assistant camera / camera trainee (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ian Clark .... b camera operator (4 episodes, 2011)
Josh Close .... grip (4 episodes, 2012)
Roger Everson .... best boy (4 episodes, 2012)
Jon Scaife .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2012)
Craig Atkinson .... grip (4 episodes, 2013)
Tom Finch .... focus puller: "b" camera / first assistant camera: b camera / ... (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Steven Aitchison .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2015)
Matthew French .... b camera: second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2015)
Andrew Binns .... second assistant camera: a camera (4 episodes, 2016)
James Hogarth .... digital imaging technician (4 episodes, 2016)
Chris Hutchinson .... steadicam daillies (4 episodes, 2016)
Jamie Korn .... camera trainee: daily / digital imaging technician: dailies / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
Hatti Beanland .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Martin Conway .... electrician (3 episodes, 2011)
Vasco De Souza .... best boy (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Jarvis .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Terry Pate .... grip (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Battensby .... camera trainee: dailies (3 episodes, 2015)
David Baillie .... additional photography / aerials dop (2 episodes, 2014)
Steven Gardner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera dailies (2 episodes, 2014)
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... camera operator: a camera (2 episodes, 2015)
Daniel Nightingale .... camera operator / camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2016)
Elliott Pate .... grip assistant: dailies (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Casting Department
Corrina Bonicelli .... casting (2 episodes, 2013-2016)
Camilla Fox Lansley .... casting (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Rees .... costume assistant (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ryan Hooper .... costume supervisor / assistant costume designer / ... (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Alison Lyons .... costume trainee / costume daily (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kate O'Farrell .... costume supervisor / assistant costume designer (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nicholas Nancarrow .... costume trainee (4 episodes, 2014)
Tyler Anderson .... costume trainee (4 episodes, 2015)
Jennifer Johnson .... costume standby (4 episodes, 2015)
Anna Tennant .... costume trainee (3 episodes, 2011)
Holly Rosenthal .... costume assistant: daily (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Coles .... colourist / digital colorist (24 episodes, 2011-2016)
Sion Penny .... on-line editor (20 episodes, 2011-2015)
Andrew Melhuish .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2011)
Christian Blood .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (4 episodes, 2013)
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2013)
Dan McIntosh .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2014)
Katrina Aust .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2016)
Charlene Short .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music recording engineer (4 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Transportation Department
John Armistead .... transportation captain (20 episodes, 2011-2015)
David Sullivan .... transportation (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Other crew
Katie Strachan .... assistant production coordinator / production secretary (18 episodes, 2011-2015)
Andrew Bainbridge .... location manager (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Alan Crozier .... location assistant / cast security (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jordan Barrett .... production secretary / production runner / ... (16 episodes, 2013-2016)
Franki Appleton .... floor runner (11 episodes, 2011-2013)
Michael Dawson .... script executive (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Lucy Harrison .... Assistant Accountant / assistant accountant (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
La' Toyah McDonald .... floor runner (8 episodes, 2014-2015)
David Ruddock .... first assistant accountant / assistant accountant (7 episodes, 2011-2016)
Camilla Curtis .... script editor / assistant script editor (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Natasha Bayford .... press officer (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matt Curtis .... title designer (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Mark Dryden .... location assistant: dailies (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Laura Lunt .... adr coordinator: lipsync post (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Colleen Hughes .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Gail Kennett .... production executive (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Patrick Smith .... picture publicist (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Julia Walsh .... development executive / script executive (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Christopher Linton .... additional floor runner (5 episodes, 2013-2015)
Nick Girvan .... locations scout (4 episodes, 2011)
Linda Gregory .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2012)
Lyndsey Rounsfell .... assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2012)
Charles Bradlaugh .... production runner (4 episodes, 2014)
Jamie Cook .... caterers (4 episodes, 2014)
Debbie Hopper .... assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2015)
Rachel Vipond .... production coordinator / assistant production coordinator (4 episodes, 2016)
Jemima Thomas .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Callum Costello .... production runner (3 episodes, 2015)
Liam Farnes .... production runner (3 episodes, 2016)
Holly Johnson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Annie Simpson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Phillip Trow .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Fahima Chowdhury .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2015)
Elliot Dowson .... location assistant: dailies (2 episodes, 2016)
 

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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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Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV)See more »

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Best detective show on TV--both British and U.S., 31 August 2015
Author: mcjdcw from United States

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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