A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her "patch" of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) stars in "a classy crime drama" (Daily Telegraph, UK) based on the best-selling novels by Ann Cleeves. With David Leon as DS Joe Ashworth (sets 1-4) and Kenny Doughty as DS Aiden Healy (sets 5 and 6). 20 feature-length mysteries, over 30 ½ hrs, 20 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.