7.9
290 votes
Vera

Vera

ITV 2011

A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her โ€œpatchโ€ 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

8.11

Season 9 - Episode 4

Vera must open up a cold case to find the connection between a skeleton discovered underneath the site of a notorious burnt-out night club and a present-day murder.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Vera from 181 votes.

Vera - S6E1

#2 - Dark Road

8.04

Season 6 - Episode 1

Vera investigates the mysterious murder of a fifty six year old grandmother, discovered by a young girl on the desolate Northumberland moors.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Vera from 321 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 #3 Best episode of Vera from 268 votes.

Vera - S7E4

#4 - The Blanket Mire

7.93

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 #4 Best episode of Vera from 360 votes.

Vera - S5E2

#5 - Old Wounds

7.91

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 #5 Best episode of Vera from 240 votes.

Vera - S4E4

#6 - Death of a Family Man

7.89

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 #6 Best episode of Vera from 244 votes.

Vera - S6E2

#7 - Tuesday's Child

7.89

Season 6 - Episode 2

Vera investigates the death of a young man whose remains were found in remote caves.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Vera from 297 votes.

Vera - S9E1

#8 - Blind Spot

7.89

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 #8 Best episode of Vera from 210 votes.

Vera - S9E2

#9 - Cuckoo

7.88

Season 9 - Episode 2

Vera is confronted with the tragic scene of a teenage boy's murder. His body is found in a shipyard in the sleepy coastal town of Peyton-by-the-Sea. As he isn't recognized locally, it's not immediately apparent who he is. Eventually, Missing Persons records reveal that troubled Caden Lennon had absconded from the care of his support worker six weeks previously. With few leads thrown up by the Newcastle estate where Caden came from, Vera looks to the Peyton locals to throw some light on the investigation. Beneath the quaint facade she discovers that there is a growing drugs problem. But, with local dealer Tony Briggs now apparently going straight, it's not clear why. Vera begins to question whether Caden's connections to Newcastle and Peyton run deeper, and whether the lack of leads points to a ring of silence with darker forces at play. Vera must uncover the missing link to find Caden's ruthless killer.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Vera from 194 votes.

Vera - S6E4

#10 - The Sea Glass

7.86

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, and find the dead man's sons pointing the finger at the owner of a fish market, with whom they have a long-running feud. Retracing the dead man's steps, Vera discovers when he drowned and tracks down a waitress who may have been one of the last people to see him alive. However, the case becomes more complicated when a witness runs away and a boat belonging to the dead man's sister-in-law goes up in flames.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Vera from 259 votes.

Vera - S7E3
#11 - 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 #1 Best episode of Vera from 360 votes.

Vera - S5E3
#12 - Muddy Waters
7.86
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 #2 Best episode of Vera from 231 votes.

Vera - S10E4
#13 - The Escape Turn
7.85
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 #3 Best episode of Vera from 144 votes.

Vera - S3E3
#14 - Young Gods
7.84
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 #4 Best episode of Vera from 244 votes.

Vera - S10E3
#15 - Dirty
7.84
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 #5 Best episode of Vera from 143 votes.

Vera - S3E4
#16 - 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 #6 Best episode of Vera from 236 votes.

Vera - S7E2
#17 - Dark Angel
7.83
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 #7 Best episode of Vera from 377 votes.

Vera - S8E3
#18 - Home
7.83
Season 8 - Episode 3

Quiet life in suburbia takes a dark turn when a woman is is discovered murdered, found lying dead in her back garden. When DCI Vera Stanhope discovers that the neighbours arenโ€™t all that they seem, buried secrets must be unearthed in order to catch the killer.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Vera from 242 votes.

Vera - S5E4
#19 - Shadows in the Sky
7.82
Season 5 - Episode 4

A dock worker plunges from the roof of a multistory car park whilst picking up daughter from her school prom and everything points to foul play.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Vera from 239 votes.

Vera - S4E2
#20 - Protected
7.81
Season 4 - Episode 2

Vera unearths a 30-year-old mystery when the son of a prominent local family is found brutally murdered on the sands of a seaside resort.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Vera from 235 votes.

Last updated: mar 07, 2021

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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