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"Vera" Young Gods (2013)

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Gaby Chiappe (writer)
Ann Cleeves (based on characters by)
TV Series:
Original Air Date:
8 September 2013 (Season 3, Episode 3)
Gideon Frane plunges to his death in a lake, a human torch though it transpires that he was poisoned which drove him mad... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)
Ben Addis ... David Gilloway
Simon Banks ... Cafe Owner
Maureen Beattie ... Dr. Vivienne Ripman

Pippa Bennett-Warner ... Sister Claire
Rebecca Benson ... Ruthie Culvert

Brenda Blethyn ... DCI Vera Stanhope

Clare Calbraith ... Shep
Kenneth Colley ... Ronald devreux

Jodie Comer ... Izzy Rawlins
Rita Davies ... Sister Benedict
Luke Edgar ... Ruben Culvert
Curtis Flowers ... Jim McKinnon
Darragh Horgan ... Gideon Frane

Tom Hutch ... DC John Warren
Aimee Irwin ... School Girl
Riley Jones ... DC Mark Edwards

David Leon ... DS Joe Ashworth
Allana Loftus ... Hairdresser Client
Jon Morrison ... DC Kenny Lockhart
Edgar Oliver ... Isaac Culvert
Matthew Parks ... Ruthie's Friend
Rosa Perez ... Hairdresser Client
Bill Petford ... Soco
Mark Quartley ... Jamie Levinson
Paul Ritter ... Billy Cartwright
Juleigh-Newmar Slator ... Woman police constable
Malcolm Smillie ... Public Schoolboy
Natalie Sutherland ... Pub Goer
Kevin Trainor ... Kit O'Dowd
Matilda Ziegler ... Mary Culvert
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Dusan Lazarevic 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gaby Chiappe  writer
Ann Cleeves  based on characters by

Produced by
Elaine Collins .... executive producer
Margaret Mitchell .... producer
Will Nicholson .... line producer
Film Editing by
Nick McPhee 
Production Design by
Anthea Nelson 
Art Direction by
Maddy Turnbull  (as Maddy Verrier)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Bensley .... third assistant director
Finn McGrath .... first assistant director
Art Department
Natalie Astridge .... standby art director
Derek Roberts .... property master
Miriam Skelton .... graphic designer: dailies
Malcolm Wilkie .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Will Chadwick .... co-dubbing mixer
Simon Gershon .... sound designer
Gareth Hemes .... boom operator
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Smith .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Colin Gorry .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Arrowsmith .... camera operator
Craig Atkinson .... grip
Darren Campbell .... electrician
Paul Dingwall .... digital imaging technician
Jamie Korn .... digital imaging technician: dailies
Steven Lee Sinclair .... second assistant camera
Chris Sowden .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ryan Hooper .... assistant costume designer
Alison Lyons .... costume daily
Anna Rees .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Lisa Clifford-Owen .... assistant editor
Dan Coles .... colourist
Sion Penny .... on-line editor
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David Sullivan .... transportation
Other crew
Franki Appleton .... floor runner
Andrew Bainbridge .... location manager
Jordan Barrett .... production runner
Alan Crozier .... location assistant
Michael Dawson .... script executive
Mark Dryden .... location assistant: dailies
Lucy Harrison .... assistant accountant
Katie Strachan .... assistant production coordinator
Laura Lunt .... adr coordinator: lipsync post (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Pete Ford .... stunt double (2011)
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Nicole Williamson
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Who Killed Gideon Frame? And why?, 30 June 2014
Author: blanche-2 from United States

No one who witnessed it can get the vision of Gideon Frane's burning body as he jumped into a lake. And if, like Vera and the coroner, you didn't see it, you keep imagining it.

Vera and Joe set out to learn who lit the match, but it turns out that Gideon wasn't killed that way at all. He was poisoned with atropine, and it drove him mad, he tripped on an oil lamp and set himself on fire. So who poisoned him? In investigating Gideon's history, they come up with some suspects. There's Kit, a gay hairdresser friend of Gideon's ex-girlfriend Izzy, who was being stalked by Gideon. His ex-headmistress Vivienne Ripman states that Frane was part of a sort of school in crowd; one girlfriend attempted suicide and disappeared and another member, Jamie, became a drug addict. Amanda, now a nun, comes forward.

When Jamie is located, he offers Vera a drink, and both of them are poisoned but thankfully not killed.

Vera's flummoxed. What is all this about? Gideon poisoned and goes mad. Jamie, a drug addict living in a squalor, comes from a wealthy family, has given away his money, and is now poisoned himself. Amanda has become a nun.

It's a mystery only Vera can solve.

Really good story, with Brenda Blethyn is top form as no-muss no-fuss Vera, who becomes emotional upon meeting an old teacher, Sr. Benedict, and tries to break out of the hospital after her poisoning before she's ready.

Always some sadness with these stories. Vera's loneliness, isolation and the stark countryside rule.

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