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Series 3 - Episode 4
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makes good use of its Newcastle locations, it doesn’t simply cling to the quayside and postcard views of the bridges over the Tyne. It sneaks through the ginnels, the alleyways that are woven into the quilt of the city, the perfect shady spots for murder.
In the last story in the series a man is stabbed to death in one such dark corner after he leaves a nightclub on a promise from a young woman. When Vera (Brenda Blethyn) turns up in her Bill and Ben, the Flower Pot Men hat, she finds nothing that casts any light on the victim’s identity. No name, no personal possessions, just a car with false plates and a surprise inside a case in the boot. When she prises it open, she unearths family secrets and old enmities.
The detective is brought in to investigate when a former Met police officer is stabbed to death outside a nightclub in Newcastle. The team initially suspects a crime of passion after it emerges the victim had recently rekindled his affair with his childhood sweetheart, whose husband has a history of violence. However, Vera uncovers evidence pointing to a more complex case involving inside information and the hostile takeover of a brewery. What did the deceased find out that cost him his life? Guest starring Jill Halfpenny, Christine Bottomley, Ralph Ineson and Liam Cunningham.
Cast & Crew
DCI Vera Stanhope
DS Joe Ashworth
DC Kenny Lockhart
DC Rebecca Shepherd
DC Mark Edwards
James Anthony Pearson
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