After Private Ollie Barton is blown up by a land-mine, his regiment, known as the Sandancers, returns home from Afghanistan and Vera and Joe are asked to investigate the suspicious death of Sergeant Dev, awarded the Military Cross for saving the rest of his men after Ollie's death. Military policewoman Shep is helpful but Vera finds most of the suspects, resenting civilian interference, literally closing ranks. Then the traumatized colleague who admits to Dev's murder and feels he caused Ollie's death is also found dead. In fact Ollie's fate and its effect on those who were closest to him play a key role in solving the case. Written by
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The army barracks scenes were shot in a number of places. The TT Electronics factory at Bedlington, St Mary College in Newcastle and the former Prudhoe Hospital along with some private houses which were used for interior shots. See more
When DCI Vera Stanhope is questioning Cpl. Grafton in the office, his shirt sleeve keeps changing position. In the long shots, you can see a good portion of a tattoo on his upper arm; in close-up, only a tiny bit of ink is visible below the sleeve. See more