Two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Secrets & Lies) returns as Vera Stanhope-a police detective with a disheveled exterior, a sharp tongue, and an uncanny ability to solve crimes. Tough, dedicated, and more than a little irreverent, DCI Stanhope is assisted by her long-suffering sergeant, Joe Ashworth (David Leon, Rock 'n Rolla); DC Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison, High Times); and forensic pathologist Billy Cartwright (Paul Ritter, The Eagle).
Inspired by Ann Cleeves's best-selling mysteries, this second series of Vera is set in the Northumberland of the original books. In four new feature-length dramas, Stanhope delves into a world of shadows and suppressed passions where everyone has something to hide-and her own private life and past are never far away. Vera Set 2 includes 4 episodes, 4 DVDs, approx. 370 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: The Ghost Position
Vera Stanhope is reunited with her first mentor after his home is firebombed and his teenage daughter badly injured in the blaze. Having survived an apparent murder bid, her old friend then makes
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 370 minutes
Number of Discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
"Blethyn is wonderful"--The Times (UK)
"A first-rate mystery series"--Library Journal
"Classy crime drama"--The Daily Telegraph (UK)
Crime Thriller Awards UK, Dagger Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress (Brenda Blethyn, 2012)
Crime Thriller Awards UK, Dagger Award Nomination for Best TV Drama, Serial or Season (2011)