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BRENDA BLETHYN is Vera Stanhope, a sharp detective with a messy life
“A first-rate mystery series” —Library Journal
“Captivating” —Library Bookwatch
“Classy crime drama” —The Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
Two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) plays Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in this compelling mystery series inspired by Ann Cleeves’s bestselling novels. Patrolling her patch of northeast England, Vera resolutely pursues the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. While her manner is sometimes caustic, her single-mindedness gets results.
Vera is supported by her trusted team, including right-hand man Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon, RocknRolla). A family man, Ashworth is ever trying to strike a balance between home and work. Meanwhile, forensic pathologist Billy Cartwright (Paul Ritter, The Eagle) and Detective Constable Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison, High Times) tend to bring out the scathing side of their boss. Guest stars in these four new feature-length dramas include Saskia Reeves (Luther), Dean Andrews (Life on Mars), and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones).
Contains disturbing images
Photo gallery and text interviews with Brenda Blethyn and David Leon
Love the Vera series because they are so complicated & interesting. Vera herself is wonderful, and her faithful companion, Joe, (quite a looker!) is an excellent foil for her. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Donna M Barron
I love Vera. Unfortunately, I had seen all of these videos. However, they were even better the second time.Published 1 month ago by VMDoland
Believable characters, interesting plots, beautiful scenery and a great portrayal of a single middle-aged woman.Published 1 month ago by Nicole S. Urdang
This and other shows Ive seen and bought, Midsomer Murders and Grantchesters. They are the best shows Ive seen in long timePublished 4 months ago by Brian