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Series 5 - Episode 3
Saturday 8pm - 10pm
Thu 30 Nov,
8pm - 10pm
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A dead body is found, blocking a slurry tank at a remote farm. Det Chief Insp
Stanhope yomps to the crime scene in her wellies before she stumbles upon long-running disputes where the fault lines run deep.
There’s a traveller camp nearby and its inhabitants are mistrustful of authority and loathe to open up, even to cheery Vera (Brenda Blethyn), about their secrets. But you can be sure she will find them out, one way or another.
As her trusted little team digs into the background of the dead man, Vera lifts the lid on lonely lives and a history of enmity that ends in murder. As always, the past is never far away and as always it’s good to spend a Sunday evening wandering around the upper reaches of beautiful Northumberland.
When a body is dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote farm, the investigation forces owner Danny Pryor to admit he has a number of illegal Serbian workers on the payroll. A faded tattoo identifies the victim as Jack Reeves, a young man from the local travelling community, but what is his connection to the immigrants? As the case unfolds, Vera and her team must connect the dots between Jack and a wounded Serbian, and expose the tragic truth at the heart of Pryor Farm. With Mark Bonnar, Mark Womack and Jim Sturgeon.
Cast & Crew
DCI Vera Stanhope
DS Aiden Healy
DC Kenny Lockhart
DC Bethany Whelan
Dr Marcus Summer
Dr Julian Moore
Full Episode Guide
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