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Vera

  • 2022
  • Season 7
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective

Summary

The detective investigates when the body of a wildlife ranger is found on a remote island and she searches Newcastle's drug underworld to find the identity of a man found dead in the river.

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Episode 2: Dark Angel

Summary

The detective is drawn into Newcastle's underworld to discover the identity of a murder victim found dead in the river, with no clue as to who he is apart from a distinctive drugs wrapper. She discovers the dead man had ties to some very dangerous people, many of whom may have wanted him dead, while a witness's testimony links the case to a remote farm where a murder took place 13 years previously. The connection brings Kenny's past back to haunt him, as he was responsible for seeing the perpetrator convicted

Review

Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) stares fixedly at an awful lot of suspects after a drug addict is found dead in a stream having been bashed on the head. 

It’s what Vera’s good at, though everyone’s very rude to her in a way they’d never get away with in real life. “We’re done here,” says one potential witness who stalks away from Vera and her amiable sidekick Aiden. Oi, you, don’t walk off like that! This is the police you’re talking to!

It’s a complicated case, first shown in 2017, that harks back to a 13-year-old murder at a creepy and remote farmhouse that has uncomfortable associations for detective Kenny Lockhart, and a possible miscarriage of justice.

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Details

Released on
2017-03-26
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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DCI Vera StanhopeBrenda Blethyn
DS Aiden HealyKenny Doughty
DC Kenny LockhartJon Morrison
Dr Anthony CarmichaelChristopher Colquhoun
DC Hicham CherradiNoof McEwan
DC Mark EdwardsRiley Jones
Eddie ThurstonRobert Pugh
Father O'BrienStruan Rodger
Brian BennickNigel Betts
Stuart MayfieldAce Bhatti
Jeb BranningDerek Hutchinson
Val WilcoxMarjorie Yates
Diane WeaverAnnie Hulley
Joe ConnellRobert Lonsdale
Kelly HortonAlexandra Mardell
Adam GascoigneDouglas Russell
John HammondMark Asante
Kyle HortonJosiah Idowu
Nathan WeaverLuke Gomes

Crew

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WriterPaul Matthew Thompson
ProducerLetitia Knight
Executive producerPhil Hunter
DirectorLouise Hooper

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  • Summary

    The detective is drawn into Newcastle's underworld to discover the identity of a murder victim found dead in the river, with no clue as to who he is apart from a distinctive drugs wrapper. She discovers the dead man had ties to some very dangerous people, many of whom may have wanted him dead, while a witness's testimony links the case to a remote farm where a murder took place 13 years previously. The connection brings Kenny's past back to haunt him, as he was responsible for seeing the perpetrator convicted

    Review

    Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) stares fixedly at an awful lot of suspects after a drug addict is found dead in a stream having been bashed on the head. 

    It’s what Vera’s good at, though everyone’s very rude to her in a way they’d never get away with in real life. “We’re done here,” says one potential witness who stalks away from Vera and her amiable sidekick Aiden. Oi, you, don’t walk off like that! This is the police you’re talking to!

    It’s a complicated case, first shown in 2017, that harks back to a 13-year-old murder at a creepy and remote farmhouse that has uncomfortable associations for detective Kenny Lockhart, and a possible miscarriage of justice.

    How to watch

    Next showing

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

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Released on
    2017-03-26
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DCI Vera StanhopeBrenda Blethyn
    DS Aiden HealyKenny Doughty
    DC Kenny LockhartJon Morrison
    Dr Anthony CarmichaelChristopher Colquhoun
    DC Hicham CherradiNoof McEwan
    DC Mark EdwardsRiley Jones
    Eddie ThurstonRobert Pugh
    Father O'BrienStruan Rodger
    Brian BennickNigel Betts
    Stuart MayfieldAce Bhatti
    Jeb BranningDerek Hutchinson
    Val WilcoxMarjorie Yates
    Diane WeaverAnnie Hulley
    Joe ConnellRobert Lonsdale
    Kelly HortonAlexandra Mardell
    Adam GascoigneDouglas Russell
    John HammondMark Asante
    Kyle HortonJosiah Idowu
    Nathan WeaverLuke Gomes

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterPaul Matthew Thompson
    ProducerLetitia Knight
    Executive producerPhil Hunter
    DirectorLouise Hooper
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