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Episode 3: Muddy Waters

Summary

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.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A dead body is found, blocking a slurry tank at a remote farm. Det Chief Insp Vera 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, in this episode from 2015.

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.

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Cast

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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
Danny PryorMark Bonnar
Billy ReevesMark Womack
Frank O'BrienLee Ross
Milosh BeqiriVelibor Topic
Karen PryorAlex Reid
Deirdre ReevesJennifer Hennessy
Sigourney O'BrienAisling Franciosi
Fr PaulEnoch Frost
HelenLisa Hammond
Goran VlasicGreg Kolpakchi
Zamir IlicGeorge Lasha
Dr Julian MooreJohn Harding
Ben MarshDanny Horn
Amrita JohnsonIndira Joshi
Rene O'BrienMairead McKinley
Toby PryorJoe Fitzpatrick
Raymond BourneMichael Imerson
DianeSarah Naughton
LisaCat Simmons
Robert PryorJim Sturgeon

Crew

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DirectorStewart Svaasand
Executive producerKate Bartlett
Executive producerMyar Craig-Brown
ProducerMargaret Mitchell
WriterGlen Laker

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  • Episode 3

    Muddy Waters

    Summary

    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.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    A dead body is found, blocking a slurry tank at a remote farm. Det Chief Insp Vera 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, in this episode from 2015.

    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.

    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
    Danny PryorMark Bonnar
    Billy ReevesMark Womack
    Frank O'BrienLee Ross
    Milosh BeqiriVelibor Topic
    Karen PryorAlex Reid
    Deirdre ReevesJennifer Hennessy
    Sigourney O'BrienAisling Franciosi
    Fr PaulEnoch Frost
    HelenLisa Hammond
    Goran VlasicGreg Kolpakchi
    Zamir IlicGeorge Lasha
    Dr Julian MooreJohn Harding
    Ben MarshDanny Horn
    Amrita JohnsonIndira Joshi
    Rene O'BrienMairead McKinley
    Toby PryorJoe Fitzpatrick
    Raymond BourneMichael Imerson
    DianeSarah Naughton
    LisaCat Simmons
    Robert PryorJim Sturgeon

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorStewart Svaasand
    Executive producerKate Bartlett
    Executive producerMyar Craig-Brown
    ProducerMargaret Mitchell
    WriterGlen Laker

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