ITV’s adaptations of Ann Cleeves’s best-selling Vera Stanhope novels have attained national treasure status, largely thanks to the brilliant Brenda Blethyn in the lead role. Now the series is back for a seventh run, and Vera and her team are drawn into four new mysteries, including the death of a wildlife ranger left alone overnight on a remote and inaccessible island. ITV has announced the transmission date.
Set around Newcastle and the stunning Northumberland countryside, Vera features complex and intriguing cases, atmospherically-shot landscapes and captivating performances, led by BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope.
Brenda is reunited with co-stars Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, McEwan, Christopher Colquhoun, Lisa Hammond and Riley Jones.
Other actors joining them across the four new stand-alone films include Suzanne Packer, Robert Pugh, Ace Bhatti, Struan Rodger, Annie Hulley, Emily Joyce and Steve Evets.
Vera: Sunday 19th March, 8pm, ITV
Look out for an interview with Brenda Blethyn nearer to transmission