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Vera

  • 2022
  • Season 6
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective

Summary

In Season 6, a body is discovered on the Northumberland moor, a young man's body is found in an area notorious for illicit teenage gatherings, and two murders occur at a country house.

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Episode 3: The Moth Catcher

Summary

DCI Stanhope and her team, including new recruit DC Hicham Cherradi, travel to a remote country house when the woman looking after it is killed. No sooner have they arrived, than a second body is discovered. Vera discovers the two victims met the night before their deaths, and goes in search of a connection between them. Forensics evidence reveals that one was definitely present when the other died - but when no murder weapon or motive can be found, Vera begins to suspect a third party was involved

Review

A terrified young woman runs through woods, as terrified young women tend to do in crime dramas, straight into the path of a car. The victim was house-sitting at a huge, isolated mansion in a beautiful Northumberland valley, and when Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope investigates, she finds another body.

In this adaptation of Ann Cleeves’s The Moth Catcher first shown in 2016, the redoubtable Vera (Brenda Blethyn) opens up old wounds as she looks into the lives of friendless, unhappy and lonely people. Some alive, some dead. One man tells her how he’d once left the valley “to see the what the world had to offer. I got as far as Middlesbrough, and came right back.”

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Details

Released on
2016-02-14
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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DCI Vera StanhopeBrenda Blethyn
DS Aiden HealyKenny Doughty
DC Kenny LockhartJon Morrison
Dr Marcus SummerKingsley Ben-Adir
Helen MiltonLisa Hammond
DC Mark EdwardsRiley Jones
DC Hicham CherradiNoof McEwan
Brian HallamJack Ellis
JackieLyndsay Fielding
Lorraine HallamTanya Franks
Harry BentonAden Gillett
Shirley HewarthDorothy Atkinson
Susan MonkfordMelanie Kilburn
Vanessa GartsideKathryn Pogson
Lizzie HallamHarriet Cains
Jason McNeiveJames Nelson-Joyce
Percy MonkfordJohn Rowe
FrankIain Andrew
Kitty NeilsonJean Southern
Jerry ClunesMatthew Wait
CharlieChanel Cresswell
Alan RandleAnthony Barclay

Crew

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WriterPaul Matthew Thompson
ProducerLetitia Knight
Executive producerMichael Dawson
DirectorJamie Childs

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  • Summary

    DCI Stanhope and her team, including new recruit DC Hicham Cherradi, travel to a remote country house when the woman looking after it is killed. No sooner have they arrived, than a second body is discovered. Vera discovers the two victims met the night before their deaths, and goes in search of a connection between them. Forensics evidence reveals that one was definitely present when the other died - but when no murder weapon or motive can be found, Vera begins to suspect a third party was involved

    Review

    A terrified young woman runs through woods, as terrified young women tend to do in crime dramas, straight into the path of a car. The victim was house-sitting at a huge, isolated mansion in a beautiful Northumberland valley, and when Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope investigates, she finds another body.

    In this adaptation of Ann Cleeves’s The Moth Catcher first shown in 2016, the redoubtable Vera (Brenda Blethyn) opens up old wounds as she looks into the lives of friendless, unhappy and lonely people. Some alive, some dead. One man tells her how he’d once left the valley “to see the what the world had to offer. I got as far as Middlesbrough, and came right back.”

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2016-02-14
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DCI Vera StanhopeBrenda Blethyn
    DS Aiden HealyKenny Doughty
    DC Kenny LockhartJon Morrison
    Dr Marcus SummerKingsley Ben-Adir
    Helen MiltonLisa Hammond
    DC Mark EdwardsRiley Jones
    DC Hicham CherradiNoof McEwan
    Brian HallamJack Ellis
    JackieLyndsay Fielding
    Lorraine HallamTanya Franks
    Harry BentonAden Gillett
    Shirley HewarthDorothy Atkinson
    Susan MonkfordMelanie Kilburn
    Vanessa GartsideKathryn Pogson
    Lizzie HallamHarriet Cains
    Jason McNeiveJames Nelson-Joyce
    Percy MonkfordJohn Rowe
    FrankIain Andrew
    Kitty NeilsonJean Southern
    Jerry ClunesMatthew Wait
    CharlieChanel Cresswell
    Alan RandleAnthony Barclay

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterPaul Matthew Thompson
    ProducerLetitia Knight
    Executive producerMichael Dawson
    DirectorJamie Childs
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