Vera (2011– )
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Vera must get to the bottom of why a teenage boy is found murdered far away from his home in a coastal town.


Lawrence Gough


Paul Matthew Thompson (Writer)




Episode credited cast:
Brenda Blethyn ... DCI Vera Stanhope
Kenny Doughty ... DS Aiden Healy
Paul Kaye ... Malcolm Donahue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Addy ... Tony Briggs
Sam Chapman ... Declan Price
Lorcan Cranitch ... Roy Brewer
Matt Cross Matt Cross ... Nathaniel 'Nat' Halpin
Chelsea Edge ... Kayleigh Mincham
Dean Fagan Dean Fagan ... Dave Miller
Louis Healy Louis Healy ... Tyler Lennon
John Hollingworth ... PC Shawn Turnly
Ibinabo Jack ... DC Jacqueline Williams
Riley Jones Riley Jones ... DC Mark Edwards
Jonny Lavelle ... Alan White
Jon Morrison Jon Morrison ... DC Kenny Lockhart


Vera must get to the bottom of why a teenage boy is found murdered far away from his home in a coastal town.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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20 January 2019 (UK) See more »

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Set in the Northumberland town of Amble but was named Peyton for the episode See more »

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Do I detect a switch?
22 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

You have to hand it to those involved in Vera, in its ninth series, and genuinely better then ever. The show has never been light viewing, it's always been very deep, engaging viewing, but one thing it's never been is dark. Cuckoo somehow felt very new, very fresh, the story very dark, an area I've never felt this show veered into before.

I'm all for great stories, great casts and location, trust me, they are all huge ticks in the boxes for each, but the biggest and best element here is the performance of Brenda Blethyn, it's taken for granted by many, myself included, that she I naturally be awesome without question, but here she proved she can go up a notch. She was simply incredible, her energy, passion, rage, I'd go so far as to say this is the best she's been in the show.

I wonder if the show will continue in the same way, I do hope so.

One of the best, and there are many brilliant episodes. Huge thanks to all involved. 10/10

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