2011 • Acorn TV
95 reviews
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Set 4 episodes (4)

1 Harbour Street
Stanhope investigates the stabbing death of a senior citizen aboard a crowded rush-hour train-and learns that the chief witness to the woman's killing is Ashworth's young daughter.
2 Protected
When a young man is beaten to death along the seafront at a popular resort, Stanhope wonders why he was there rather than at his father's retirement party.
3 The Deer Hunters
Two local poachers are shot at and their truck torched-while less than a mile away, a man recently returned to the area is killed with a single round from a hunting rifle.
4 Death of a Family Man
Was the dead body found in a local river a case of suicide or murder? The victim was a successful businessman who was supposed to be on a business trip to Dublin.

About this show

Based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves, Vera follows a solitary, obsessed, cantankerous investigator who happens to be pure genius at her job.

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95 reviews
Oh Gnomie
March 25, 2016
I love her character. She's such a mother to everyone and her own back story ties in so well with the character she portrays. You can feel her emotion and completely understand why she's such a caring individual never having had her own children. She gives that love to everyone around her exactly as a mother would her children. I also love that she's so believably dowdy but in real life this wonderful actress is such a polished and pretty lady! She's got such wonderful talent! 😀
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Charles Williams
June 10, 2021
The series is brilliant. Brenda Blethyn is one of the greatest actresses around. Like Columbo, the other actors seem to raise their game when in a scene with Vera..and the cop is more interesting than any mystery. Also features a lot of young talent who have gone on to further success, Cush Jumbo for example.
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Lomita Mom
September 9, 2016
Enjoyable series in the format of Columbo and Sherlock Holmes. Vera is a frumpy, grumpy detective with a taste for solitude and whiskey. She leads her crew on weekly searches for clues to solve murders in Northumberland.
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