8.0
369 votes
Vera

Vera

ITV 2011

A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her β€œpatch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Vera

Vera - S9E4

#1 - The Seagull

8.04

Season 9 - Episode 4

DCI Stanhope must open up a familiar cold case to find the connection with a present-day murder.

The episode was rated from 229 votes.

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Vera - S6E1

#2 - Dark Road

7.98

Season 6 - Episode 1

The body of a woman is found on the bleak Northumberland moors.

The episode was rated from 370 votes.

Vera - S8E1

#3 - Blood and Bone

7.96

Season 8 - Episode 1

DCI Vera Stanhope is called to a chilling murder scene when the charred remains of a body are discovered in an abattoir incinerator. With limited forensic evidence, she is disturbed to identify the body as DC Harry Fenton, a respected police officer from the Northumberland & City Fraud Unit.

The episode was rated from 307 votes.

Vera - S9E1

#4 - Blind Spot

7.91

Season 9 - Episode 1

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

The episode was rated from 258 votes.

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Vera - S7E4

#5 - The Blanket Mire

7.91

Season 7 - Episode 4

When the body of a missing teenager is discovered buried on the moors, Vera is forced to delve into the life and the secrets of the victim.

The episode was rated from 395 votes.

Vera - S10E3

#6 - Dirty

7.90

Season 10 - Episode 3

Cleaner Luke Sumner's body is discovered close to his flat in Newcastle, but pathology concludes that the killing blow could have occurred several hours before he succumbed to his injuries, prompting Vera to piece together the victim's final hours in order to investigate his murder.

The episode was rated from 192 votes.

Vera - S4E4

#7 - Death of a Family Man

7.88

Season 4 - Episode 4

DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the mysterious death of a businessman found floating in the water under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

The episode was rated from 279 votes.

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Vera - S5E2

#8 - Old Wounds

7.87

Season 5 - Episode 2

Following the discovery of the remains of a teenage girl half-buried in a Northumberland wood, Vera and her team end up looking into a thirty-year old mystery.

The episode was rated from 279 votes.

Vera - S10E4

#9 - The Escape Turn

7.86

Season 10 - Episode 4

Wealthy betting shop tycoon Alun Wilmott is shot and killed during a home invasion, leaving his wife and daughter traumatized - with large amounts of cash missing from his personal safe, it is assumed he is the unlucky victim of a burglary.

The episode was rated from 192 votes.

Vera - S7E3

#10 - Broken Promise

7.86

Season 7 - Episode 3

Vera is called to Northumberland University when a student plummets to his death from the top of a disused faculty building.

The episode was rated from 397 votes.

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Vera - S3E3
#11 - Young Gods
7.86
Season 3 - Episode 3

DCI Vera Stanhope delves into the tangled past of extreme sports fanatic, Gideon Frane, when he plunges from a Northumberland cliff top in a ball of flames.

The episode was rated from 283 votes.
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Vera - S11E2
#12 - Recovery
7.85
Season 11 - Episode 2

DCI Vera Stanhope is called to the scene when the body of addiction support worker Angela Konan is found hidden among the bleak woodlands of Northumberland National Park. Vera and her team must peel back the layers of the introverted victim 's life to uncover her closely guarded secrets and surprising depths. as It appears an increasingly erratic Angela clashed with two clients in the week before she died.

The episode was rated from 139 votes.
Vera - S6E2
#13 - Tuesday's Child
7.85
Season 6 - Episode 2

The detective investigates the discovery of a young man's body in an area notorious for illicit teenage gatherings, the corpse wrapped in plastic sheeting and having received a blow to the head.

The episode was rated from 343 votes.
Vera - S6E4
#14 - The Sea Glass
7.84
Season 6 - Episode 4

A fisherman's body is found tangled up in a North Sea trawler's net. Vera and her team investigate with the help of the local harbourmaster

The episode was rated from 299 votes.
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Vera - S5E3
#15 - Muddy Waters
7.84
Season 5 - Episode 3

Vera investigates the death of an unidentified man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote Northumberland farm.

The episode was rated from 269 votes.
Vera - S9E2
#16 - Cuckoo
7.84
Season 9 - Episode 2

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The episode was rated from 243 votes.
Vera - S3E4
#17 - Prodigal Son
7.84
Season 3 - Episode 4

Vera and her team investigate the fatal stabbing of an ex-Met police officer outside a busy Newcastle nightclub.

The episode was rated from 274 votes.
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Vera - S11E1
#18 - Witness
7.82
Season 11 - Episode 1

DCI Vera Stanhope must unravel the mystery when well-respected local builder and family man Jim Tullman is found beaten to death on the steps of the Collingwood Monument the day before he was due to testify in court as the key witness in a violent assault case.

The episode was rated from 152 votes.
Vera - S3E1
#19 - Castles in the Air
7.81
Season 3 - Episode 1

DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the brutal murder of a young physiotherapist gunned down at a luxury country retreat.

The episode was rated from 312 votes.
Vera - S7E2
#20 - Dark Angel
7.81
Season 7 - Episode 2

The body of a young man is discovered face down in a river by Thrunton Woods. But tracing the victim's identity proves difficult for Vera and her team.

The episode was rated from 414 votes.
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Last updated: aug 10, 2022

Comments

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Very good from procedural/detective standpoint. A lot of times series like this go too much into interpersonal drama, but here it is murder first, investigation first. Everything else that's happening to the police unit in their daily lives is more subtle, and better for it. Highly recommended for those who watch such shows for the puzzle part of the plot; but the cast is great, no doubt. Great show all around.

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Love this series. Brenda Blethyn plays the part sooooo well.

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Great show!!! Need more like it!!

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Brenda Blethyn is irresistible in her portrayal of the hat and Mac clad, Land Rover driving, sharp of eye and tongue, DCI, entrenched in the heart of Northumberland. The writing is good, but the appeal of these stories is not just the puzzle of the crime but it is also that the crime and community are complex, and the satisfaction is in watching Vera steer her team toward finding the definitive clues that lead to the villan(s). It is a police procedural at it's very finest, and the setting is breathtakingly beautiful. Treat yourself to this series from the beginning. I maintain my rating for the series as 9 (splendid) out of 10. [Police Procedural

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I totally enjoy Vera & hope she has many more seasons to come!

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This was totally good as I didn't suspect the killer nor the conspiracy of her friend.

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