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  • Season 5
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
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Episode 1: Changing Tides

Summary

Crime drama starring Brenda Blethyn. The detective investigates a fire that rips through a holiday park on the Northumberland coast, destroying three cabins. A young woman's body is discovered and the resort's owner, Jim Viner, fears the victim is his sister Deena when he returns from a weekend away with his daughter Clare. With Jim's suspicions confirmed, a police report then reveals Clare's boyfriend Ryan and his friends had been partying near the scene hours before the blaze started, but where are they now, and where is Deena's best friend Sally? Co-starring Kenny Doughty, Cush Jumbo and Jon Morrison.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The perpetually solitary detective Vera Stanhope arrives home to her shabby, lonely house in the middle of nowhere, after the funeral of her namesake, Aunty Vera. In a typically wry aside, Vera tells her new sidekick: “Seeing your name in giant chrysanthemums is a bit depressing.”

In an episode first shown in 2015, Vera (Brenda Blethyn) strides on to a caravan park where a body’s been found in a burnt-out chalet. Her new sergeant Aiden Healy (his predecessor Joe Ashworth has gone up in the world) is a cocky know-it-all who doesn’t call Vera ma’am (which will probably rankle more with the audience than it does with Vera). Of course, she quickly cuts him down to size - after a few tumbleweed moments in the squad room.

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DCI Vera StanhopeBrenda Blethyn
DS Aiden HealyKenny Doughty
DC Kenny LockhartJon Morrison
DC Bethany WhelanCush Jumbo
Dr Marcus SummerKingsley Ben-Adir
Jim VinerWayne Foskett
Malcolm RaggertDorian Lough
Clare VinerKatherine Rose Morley
SallyKatie Brayben
RyanElliot James Langridge
RileyCharlie Heaton
BenTachia Newall
DC Mark EdwardsRiley Jones
Deena VinerSally Scott
Dr Bharat MannAmerjit Deu
AdashAmer Nazir
VanessaAthene Parker
JadeKatie Clarkson-Hill
WardenAlex Elliott

Crew

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DirectorMarek Losey
Executive producerKate Bartlett
Executive producerElaine Collins
ProducerMargaret Mitchell
WriterMartha Hillier

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  • Episode 1

    Changing Tides

    Summary

    Crime drama starring Brenda Blethyn. The detective investigates a fire that rips through a holiday park on the Northumberland coast, destroying three cabins. A young woman's body is discovered and the resort's owner, Jim Viner, fears the victim is his sister Deena when he returns from a weekend away with his daughter Clare. With Jim's suspicions confirmed, a police report then reveals Clare's boyfriend Ryan and his friends had been partying near the scene hours before the blaze started, but where are they now, and where is Deena's best friend Sally? Co-starring Kenny Doughty, Cush Jumbo and Jon Morrison.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    The perpetually solitary detective Vera Stanhope arrives home to her shabby, lonely house in the middle of nowhere, after the funeral of her namesake, Aunty Vera. In a typically wry aside, Vera tells her new sidekick: “Seeing your name in giant chrysanthemums is a bit depressing.”

    In an episode first shown in 2015, Vera (Brenda Blethyn) strides on to a caravan park where a body’s been found in a burnt-out chalet. Her new sergeant Aiden Healy (his predecessor Joe Ashworth has gone up in the world) is a cocky know-it-all who doesn’t call Vera ma’am (which will probably rankle more with the audience than it does with Vera). Of course, she quickly cuts him down to size - after a few tumbleweed moments in the squad room.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DCI Vera StanhopeBrenda Blethyn
    DS Aiden HealyKenny Doughty
    DC Kenny LockhartJon Morrison
    DC Bethany WhelanCush Jumbo
    Dr Marcus SummerKingsley Ben-Adir
    Jim VinerWayne Foskett
    Malcolm RaggertDorian Lough
    Clare VinerKatherine Rose Morley
    SallyKatie Brayben
    RyanElliot James Langridge
    RileyCharlie Heaton
    BenTachia Newall
    DC Mark EdwardsRiley Jones
    Deena VinerSally Scott
    Dr Bharat MannAmerjit Deu
    AdashAmer Nazir
    VanessaAthene Parker
    JadeKatie Clarkson-Hill
    WardenAlex Elliott

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorMarek Losey
    Executive producerKate Bartlett
    Executive producerElaine Collins
    ProducerMargaret Mitchell
    WriterMartha Hillier

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