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Blind Spot 

Blind Spot: DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the murder of a trainee forensic psychologist found dead on a Northumberland landfill site.

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Paul Gay
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Episode credited cast:
Paul Kaye ... Malcolm Donahue
Peter Davison ... Matthew Wells
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faith Alabi ... Melanie Kirk
Alex Atchison Alex Atchison ... Footballer
James Atherton ... Kieran Webb
Navinder Bhatti Navinder Bhatti ... Nazeem
Brenda Blethyn ... DCI Vera Stanhope
Sean Cernow ... Paul Eastman
Kenny Doughty ... DS Aiden Healy
Caitlin Drabble Caitlin Drabble ... Ashleigh Beck
Tori Du Pree Tori Du Pree ... Nosey Neighbour
Paul Fitzpatrick Paul Fitzpatrick ... Prison Officer Hal Holland
Malcolm Freeman Malcolm Freeman ... Hostel Manager
Amira Ghazalla ... Ava Caswell
Brad Hopper Brad Hopper ... Train Passenger
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Blind Spot: DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the murder of a trainee forensic psychologist found dead on a Northumberland landfill site.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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13 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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At the start of the episode the unpleasant smell at the rubbish tip is blamed on methane gas. This is untrue as methane is an odourless gas although it is a commonly held belief. See more »

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Cracking start to Series 9.
13 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's so hard to believe that Vera is now in its ninth series, time flies. If I'm honest I wasn't overly impressed with Series 8, I thought some of the writing had let it down, fortunately with Blind Spot, the show was definitely back on track. The change in personnel gave it a nice fresh feel, bring in Paul Kaye as the new mortician was a terrific move, an awesome actor, he and Blethyn shared some excellent scenes.

The mystery was excellent, very engaging, cleverly crafted, it really did feel like a whodunit. Some fine performances too, Adrian Lukis and Peter Davison in particular were excellent, appearing together again since Too good to be true, another ITV drama from a few years ago. You really were kept guessing until the very end.

Blethyn and Doughty were terrific once again, hoping the remainder of the series will be of this quality.

9/10, an excellent start.


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