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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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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

2011 (UK) See more »

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Ett fall för Vera See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This show is based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves. Her stories are set in Northumberland and North Tyneside, where the author has lived for more than two decades. According to Cleeves, the variety of the area and landscape gives the stories texture. See more »

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Brenda Blethyn Is Superb
7 March 2018 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Gutsy, gritty police drama series has an unusual format and a great star: Brnda Blethyn.

This is not a weekly series, nor is it a miniseries. It's a yearly series of four 90-minutes movies that loosely tie up together, especially in the character of Vera Stanhope, a driven and crotchety character who excels in her work but who has trouble connecting to the people around her or in dealing with her past life.

Brenda Blethyn is just perfect as the middle-aged copper and just as changeable as the North England weather. She's just as likely to lash out at her colleague as she is the suspects in the series of murders she must solve.

Chief among the supporting cast are David Leon as Ver'a sergeant Joe Asworth and Peter Ritter as the weirdly comic pathologist Billy Cartwight. But there are plenty of other quirky copper and suspects lurking about the Yorshire dale and towns. The location shooting is quite stunning as well.

The mysteries are based on characters created by Ann Cleeves and most of them are excellent. It's never easy to guess the killer. You won't see a parade of famous actors but that works in the show's favor.

A great show for mystery fans and those who like great acting.


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