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Vera: Season 2: Episode 4 -- Vera and the team investigate a murder at an army barracks. Sensing a connection to a death in Afghanistan, Vera uncovers the hidden trauma behind the crime.
Vera: Season 2: Episode 3 -- DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the murder of 29 year old Niall Coulter. With those closest to Niall intent upon obscuring the truth.
Vera: Season 2: Episode 2 -- Detective drama. Vera investigates the murder of a social worker and finds that a notorious case involving the death of a child may hold the key to solving the case.
Vera: Season 2: Episode 1 -- Vera's reunion with her first sergeant occurs under tragic circumstances when his house is petrol-bombed. The investigation forces her to face old memories.
Vera: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Vera rescues a boy from a pond after he escapes from a violent attack which left his mother dead. Does the key to the murder lie in his memory?

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 14)

Brenda Blethyn ... DCI Vera Stanhope (18 episodes, 2011-2015)

David Leon ... DS Joe Ashworth (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jon Morrison ... DC Kenny Lockhart (15 episodes, 2011-2014)
Paul Ritter ... Billy Cartwright (12 episodes, 2011-2013)

Tom Hutch ... DC John Warren (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Sonya Cassidy ... Celine Ashworth (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
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Series Directed by
Peter Hoar (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Paul Whittington (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Thaddeus O'Sullivan (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
William Sinclair (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daikin Marsh (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
 
Series Writing credits
Ann Cleeves (12 episodes, 2011-2014)
Paul Rutman (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Gaby Chiappe (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Martha Hillier (2 episodes, 2014)

Series Produced by
Margaret Mitchell .... producer / line producer (16 episodes, 2011-2015)
Elaine Collins .... executive producer / producer (15 episodes, 2011-2014)
Kate Bartlett .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011-2015)
Will Nicholson .... line producer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kate Lewis .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Ben Bartlett (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephan Pehrsson (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jean-Philippe Gossart (2 episodes, 2012)
Adam Suschitzky (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick McPhee (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Melanie Viner-Cuneo (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
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)
David Roger (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Maddy Turnbull (4 episodes, 2013)
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)
 
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)
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)
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)
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
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)
Tracey Warren .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Art Department
Geoff Blackburn .... standby prop (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rebecca Hemy .... stand-by art director / assistant art director (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
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)
Miriam Skelton .... graphic designer: dailies / graphic design: dailies / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
Ben Clements .... stand-by art-director (4 episodes, 2014)
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)
Maryam Mojtabavi .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Simon Gershon .... sound designer / sound editor / ... (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Gareth Hemes .... boom operator / sound technician (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor (14 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jonathan Smith .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2011-2014)
Chris McQuillan .... sound assistant / sound trainee (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Will Chadwick .... co-dubbing mixer / foley editor (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
Richard Davey .... sound re-recording mixer / dubbing mixer (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer (4 episodes, 2011)
John Taylor .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hugh Sherlock .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 2014)
Reg Mills .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects (3 episodes, 2012)
Dan MacIntyre .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2012)
Mark Shelley .... armourer / special effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2013)
Ben Ashmore .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... digital artist / visual effects artist (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Stunts
Richard Hammatt .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
Andreas Petrides .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)

Pete Ford .... stunt double (unknown episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Arrowsmith .... camera operator (13 episodes, 2011-2014)
Paul Dingwall .... digital imaging technician (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steven Lee Sinclair .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: dailies / second assistant camera / ... (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Darren Campbell .... electrician (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Chris Sowden .... gaffer (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Scott Coulter .... camera trainee / camera trainee: dailies (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
Julius Ogden .... focus puller: a camera (4 episodes, 2012)
Jon Scaife .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2012)
Craig Atkinson .... grip (4 episodes, 2013)
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)
Tom Finch .... focus puller: "b" camera / first assistant: b cam (3 episodes, 2014)
David Baillie .... additional photography / aerials dop (2 episodes, 2014)
Steven Gardner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera dailies (2 episodes, 2014)
Chris Battensby .... camera trainee: dailies (2 episodes, 2015)
 
Series Casting Department
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)
Anna Tennant .... costume trainee (3 episodes, 2011)
Holly Rosenthal .... costume assistant: daily (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Coles .... colourist / digital colorist (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Sion Penny .... on-line editor (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
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)
Charlene Short .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music recording engineer (4 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Transportation Department
David Sullivan .... transportation (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Other crew
Andrew Bainbridge .... location manager (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Katie Strachan .... assistant production coordinator / production secretary (16 episodes, 2011-2014)
Franki Appleton .... floor runner (11 episodes, 2011-2013)
Alan Crozier .... location assistant (10 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jordan Barrett .... production secretary / production runner (10 episodes, 2013-2015)
Michael Dawson .... script executive (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Lucy Harrison .... Assistant Accountant / assistant accountant (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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)
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)
Jemima Thomas .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
David Ruddock .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2011)
Holly Johnson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Ann Simpson .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
Phillip Trow .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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4 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Overdone, 11 May 2013
Author: Cycledoc from Usa

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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