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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 / ... 36 episodes, 2011-2019
Jon Morrison Jon Morrison ...  DC Kenny Lockhart 35 episodes, 2011-2019
Riley Jones Riley Jones ...  DC Mark Edwards / ... 24 episodes, 2011-2019
Kenny Doughty ...  DS Aiden Healy 20 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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2011 (UK) 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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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.85 (2011) See more »

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The crime drama.
2 February 2016 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Vera has developed into the must watch Crime drama series on our screens, I've read all the reviews on here with great interest, Inspector Morse left a massive void, Vera has definitely grown into a show worthy of filling the void.

I'll be honest and say I think it got off to a fairly shaky start, the opening series wasn't brilliant, it was good, but when you compare episodes from Series 2 onwards there is no comparison. Silent Voices from Series 2 is fantastic, Series 6's recent opener Dark Road was up a notch, exceptional.

The filming and locations are always top notch, Newcastle and the surrounding areas are wonderful, the moors are jaw dropping.

Brenda Blethyn is an unbelievably talented actress, her initial Geordie accent I didn't buy into but after a few episodes she became spot on. She has a massive presence in the role and has truly made it her own. I feared when David Leon decided to leave, he was a great sidekick to Vera, but Kenny Doughty has proved to be a more then worthy replacement.

I was gutted that Wunmi Mosaku decided to leave, she bounced off Brenda Blethyn brilliantly, but Cush Jumbo made a great cast member.

I can see Vera running for many years to come, it's getting better and better. 9/10


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