Vera begins filming in Newcastle

Brenda Blethyn and David Leon were spotted shooting series five in the northern city

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Vera begins filming in Newcastle
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Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope will be coming back soon; filming has begun on series five of the hit detective show.

Filmed against a moody Newcastle and Northumberland backdrop, and based on the work of crime author Ann Cleeves, ITV’s drama Vera began in 2011 and has consistently drawn in millions of viewers, making it one of the most watched shows on the channel.

The spectacular moody backdrop just adds to the mystery and intrigue in the series. Blyth and Whitley Bay have previously been used during filming, as has Nose’s Point and Edmundbyers in Durham, Rothbury in Northumberland and much of Newcastle’s City Centre, where cast and crew were spotted this week.

Brenda Blethyn, David Leon and the show’s crew were recently seen filming on Mosely Street in the centre of town. “I love Newcastle, I love working there,” explained Brenda Blethyn in a previous interview. “I’d never been to Northumberland before,” she continued. “It is such a beautiful part of our country, there are so many different terrains, and there are beautiful moors, the seascapes. Fantastic.”

It’s believed that tourism has increased in the northeast since the series began.

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