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Brenda Blethyn, Vera Stanhopem Aiden, Kenny


Seasons 1-11


Directed by

Adrian Shergold, Louise Hooper, Paul Whittington, Paul Gay


Brenda Blethyn

Production Company

ITV Productions


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. 

'This music is so beautiful and haunting.' Sylvia Strike

Ben Bartlett's Soundtrack Album can be enjoyed on Apple Music and Spotify

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