Two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Secrets & Lies) returns as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, whose off beat manner and frumpy appearance belie a knack for catching killers. Stanhope is ably assisted by Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth (David Leon, Rock 'n Rolla), her colleague, confidante, and surrogate son. Ashworth tries to balance his family responsibilities with the demands of working for a boss who seems to have little else in her life but the job.
In this series, Stanhope and Ashworth take on four new cases on their Northumberland beat-the stabbing of a senior citizen aboard a rush-hour train, the brutal murder of a young professional at a beach resort, the shooting of a loner out on the moors, and the drowning of a respected businessman. Based on the bestselling novels of Ann Cleeves, this atmospheric drama delivers compelling characters, superb performances, and suspenseful mysteries. Vera Set 4 features 4 new episodes, 4 DVDs, approx. 370 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: On Harbour Street
Stanhope investigates the stabbing death of a senior citizen aboard a crowded rush-hour train-and learns that the chief witness to the woman's killing is Ashworth's young daughter. The case takes t
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 370 minutes
Number of Discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
"Blethyn is wonderful"--The Times (UK)
"Blethyn shines"--The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"A first-rate mystery series"--Library Journal
"Classy crime drama"--The
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)