Vera (2011– )
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Sandancers 

The authorities at a local army base are in an ungodly hurry to declare the death of a decorated Afghanistan War veteran a suicide. But Vera doubts it.

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DCI Vera Stanhope
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DS Joe Ashworth
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Billy Cartwright
Jon Morrison ...
DC Kenny Lockhart
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Laura Deverson
Anna Bolton ...
Sergeant's Wife
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Captain Shepherd
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Celine Ashworth
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Keith Barton
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Corporal Vince Grafton
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Lt. Colonel Chapell
Barbara Marten ...
Diane Barton
Barry McGee ...
Staff Sgt. 'Dev' Deverson
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Lance Corporal 'Budgie' O'Connor
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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 don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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3 June 2012 (UK)  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Murder in the army
23 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Vera and her team investigate the supposed suicide of a highly decorated soldier and quickly realize it was murder. The victim had just returned from a second term in Afghanistan, where his second-in-command was blown up by a land mine; the rest of his squad seem seriously affected by that incident and generally reluctant to co-operate with civilian police; a female military police officer becomes Vera and Joe's only real ally.

"Sandancers" does a good job of making an essentially simple tale of revenge seem far more complicated than it is, but on the whole it's a rather unremarkable mystery; despite the change of scenery, it feels formulaic. Acting is excellent as usual. **1/2 out of 4.


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