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Series 7 - Episode 3
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A young blogger jumps from the roof of his university having posted a final, angry online rant about debt. So, an open and shut case, then. He killed himself because he owed money.
But hang on, who’s that stomping on to campus? It’s detective
Stanhope and she’s convinced the young man didn’t fall, he was pushed after being beaten.
Further digging reveals the victim was a journalism student keen to make his mark with the local paper by unearthing a big story. It’s another solid tale that manages to get out into the fresh air with a few trips to that impressive, but chilly North East coast.
The detective is called to the University of Northumberland when Jamie Marshall, a promising young journalism student, falls to his death from the top of a disused faculty building. With no eyewitnesses and no immediate leads, Vera turns to friends and family to glean all she can about Jamie, and to discover who might have wanted him dead. The student's innocent facade is revealed to have concealed simmering resentment and anger which he expressed on the internet - and which may have made him some deadly enemies.
Cast & Crew
DCI Vera Stanhope
DS Aiden Healy
DC Kenny Lockhart
Dr Anthony Carmichael
DC Hicham Cherradi
DC Mark Edwards
Lee Haven Jones
Full Episode Guide
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