Adrian Shergold, Louise Hooper, Paul Whittington, Paul Gay
Kate Bartlett, Phil Hunter
Based on the gripping murder mystery novels by the award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves, Brenda Blethyn OBE (Secrets & Lies, Little Voice, Pride & Prejudice) stars as Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, a sharp but shambolic detective driven by her own personal demons. With caustic wit and singular charm, Vera and her trusted right-hand man DS Aiden Healy face four captivating murder mysteries each season, set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape. Season 11 is now broadcasting, with 6 episodes.
"Blethyn's Vera Stanhope has some marvellous aspects besides the sharpness of her wits, a sort of maddening, myopic narcissism that bespeaks not vanity but a desire to concentrate... This thoughtful dynamic, and many others, mount up into something that is more than just watchable." The Guardian.
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