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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.
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Series cast summary:
Brenda Blethyn ...  DCI Vera Stanhope 34 episodes, 2011-2019
Jon Morrison Jon Morrison ...  DC Kenny Lockhart 33 episodes, 2011-2019
Riley Jones Riley Jones ...  DC Mark Edwards / ... 23 episodes, 2011-2019
Kenny Doughty ...  DS Aiden Healy 18 episodes, 2015-2019
David Leon ...  DS Joe Ashworth 16 episodes, 2011-2014
Kingsley Ben-Adir ...  Dr. Marcus Summer 16 episodes, 2014-2018
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The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism. Written by Anonymous

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UK

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English

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2011 (UK) See more »

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Ett fall för Vera See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The first series attracted an average consolidated audience of 6.60 million (25% share) over four episodes. The show was subsequently recommissioned by ITV for four more episodes. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 15 January 2018 (2018) See more »

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A must watch...
30 October 2014 | by kikkapi20See all my reviews

Brenda Blethyn is the best. Only in England would they make a terrific mystery series about a frumpy middle aged woman who leads a homicide squad. No romance, no sex, just plain good mystery and terrific acting. I have just finished all 8 episodes and cannot wait for the next season. If you enjoy brainy mysteries and fabulous cinematography then this series is for you. DCI Vera Stanhope is sometimes temperamental, often blunt, rude and then kind and compassionate. She seems so alone and damaged but her work is her therapy and Her relationship with her Sargent (David Leon) is a thing of beauty. It is mother-son, sometimes best friends, and occasionally adversarial though it is obvious they are devoted to one another. These are murder mysteries that are complex, character rich and rooted in the personal histories of those involved. These stories are not dependent on gore and shock value but are smart, intelligent thrilling puzzles that draw you in for the ride. Watch one and I guarantee you will become a fan!


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