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Vera 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2011– )
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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

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2011 (UK) See more »

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ITV Studios See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Filming locations for the sixth series include the A68 outside the Tone Inn, on top of Wannie Crags where the wind turbines are, and on the Otterburn firing range. See more »

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

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my husband and I both are addicted to Vera's eccentricities...
11 August 2014 | by adelaidetaylorSee all my reviews

The plot lines always seem to grab our attention. My husband and I actually enjoy Vera's character. To me she seems like a female version of Colombo, but she is not quite as corny--instead she is more human...just as clever and determined...never giving up until she finds the killer. I think one needs to develop a taste for British detective stories (they are not nearly as "glamorous" as American whodunits) in order to enjoy watching them. We also notice the same actors appearing and reappearing in different series, inevitably playing a variety of different character types. We find British shows well-written and often more original than their American counterparts. In fact, when we started watching British shows we could barely understand the actors and now we are quite comfortable listening to British English. So many excellent shows would never be available in the US if we didn't have public broadcasting. Thank you public television for hours and hours of commercial-free entertainment and a variety of intelligent, stimulating dramas from which to choose.


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