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Vera (2011)

Crime | Mystery 
Rayting:   8.0/10 11K votes
Country: UK
Language: English

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Episode Guide

Season 11

January 9, 2022Episode 3 Tyger Tyger
September 5, 2021Episode 2 Recovery
August 29, 2021Episode 1 Witness

Season 10

Season 9

Season 8

Season 7

Season 6

Season 5

Season 4

Season 3

Season 2

Season 1

Best Vera Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

January 31, 2016star8.7 3449 votesS6E1 Dark Road
August 29, 2021star8.4 137 votesS11E1 Witness
September 5, 2021star8.4 131 votesS11E2 Recovery
February 3, 2019star8.3 336 votesS9E4 The Seagull
April 29, 2012star8.2 424 votesS2E2 Silent Voices
May 22, 2011star8.1 437 votesS1E4 Little Lazarus
January 21, 2018star8.1 382 votesS8E3 Home
January 26, 2020star8.1 279 votesS10E3 Dirty
April 22, 2012star8.0 447 votesS2E1 The Ghost Position
April 12, 2015star8.0 393 votesS5E2 Old Wounds
May 18, 2014star8.0 382 votesS4E4 Death of a Family Man
February 7, 2016star8.0 377 votesS6E2 Tuesday's Child
September 8, 2013star8.0 368 votesS3E3 Young Gods
April 19, 2015star8.0 364 votesS5E3 Muddy Waters
September 15, 2013star8.0 347 votesS3E4 Prodigal Son
January 27, 2019star8.0 335 votesS9E3 Cold River
April 2, 2017star8.0 322 votesS7E3 Broken Promise
April 9, 2017star8.0 317 votesS7E4 The Blanket Mire
January 7, 2018star7.9 406 votesS8E1 Blood and Bone
January 13, 2019star7.9 394 votesS9E1 Blind Spot

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User Reviews

dakjets 12 August 2015

Watchseries; I'll make this review short, English not being my native language.

This is a very very good crime TV series of the following reasons: * always an intriguing and interesting plot, that keep the suspense up all along.

* The characters are credible, and you get to know their personal challenges too.

* Blenda Blethyn really gives life too the main character, With conviction. She really is an outstanding actress, and gives life to Vera in a way that we really feel for her, and her lonely personal life.

* The only negative I can think of is the departure of her co-star David Leon. They really were a good match, and I miss his presence in the latest series.

dakjets 12 August 2015

I'll make this review short, English not being my native language.

This is a very very good crime TV series of the following reasons: * always an intriguing and interesting plot, that keep the suspense up all along.

* The characters are credible, and you get to know their personal challenges too.

* Blenda Blethyn really gives life too the main character, With conviction. She really is an outstanding actress, and gives life to Vera in a way that we really feel for her, and her lonely personal life.

* The only negative I can think of is the departure of her co-star David Leon. They really were a good match, and I miss his presence in the latest series.

ranchu-35192 13 April 2017

Vera watchseries. A perfect blending of superb acting, brilliant dialogue, exceptional photography, somber, moody landscapes and an understated and totally appropriate musical score all result in just about the best detective mystery program I've seen on TV. Totally believable and never overdone. A must see program.

DevikaSethi 26 May 2012

Inspector Morse's departure from our screens and lives left a gap that was not easy to fill, but Vera seems to have stepped right into his shoes. Brenda Blethyn is a talented actress who brings life to the well-written plots of this new TV crime drama. The setting, in and around Newcastle, is charming too, very different from gritty inner city dramas as well as from picture perfect villages that are typically the sites of crime shows. The relationship between Vera and her sergeant mirrors that of Morse and Lewis (the single work obsessed detective and his long-suffering family oriented colleague). While Morse as a fifty-something bachelor was presented as an oddly desirable, enigmatic, man with his occasional liaisons, Vera as a fifty-something single woman is depicted as lonely and frumpy. Morse's love of booze was endearing; Vera's is merely pathetic. This is, sadly, a realistic comment on the different ways in which single men and women are perceived the world over. Unlike Morse, which was pretty much a two-character series, this one involves the larger detection team as well. The resolution is not the result of inspired, instant, intuition, but careful detection. I watched the series in reverse order, and preferred series 2 to series 1; the second episode of the second series is superb.

mcjdcw 31 August 2015

I have to totally disagree with the previous reviewer who said Vera's character isn't believable. Certainly Vera is moody and temperamental (aren't we all flawed in some ways?),but she gets the job done and gets her team to produce results. While she has her own demons, she's tenderhearted when she needs to be and ultimately kind to her staff if they do their jobs and deserve her kindness. The way she gets people to tell her things is calculated, but the method works on the show and in real life. I find the acting in "Vera" to always be superb, and the plots are clever, fresh and full of surprises. Also, David Leon (Joe) is gorgeous--and this from a 75-year-old woman. I'll miss him in upcoming episodes, but I'm sure the shows will still be top quality. Vera is one of the reasons this U.S. Midwesterner has become a fan of British TV. Aside from public television, sports and a couple of series, I hardly watch any U.S. TV anymore.

drednm 7 March 2018

Gutsy, gritty police drama series has an unusual format and a great star: Brenda Blethyn.

This is not a weekly series, nor is it a miniseries. It's a yearly series of four 90-minute movies that loosely tie up together, especially in the character of Vera Stanhope, a driven and crotchety character who excels in her work but who has trouble connecting to the people around her or in dealing with her past life.

Brenda Blethyn is just perfect as the middle-aged copper and just as changeable as the North England weather. She's just as likely to lash out at her colleagues as she is the suspects in the series of murders she must solve.

Chief among the supporting cast are David Leon as Vera's sergeant Joe Ashworth, later replaced by Kenny Doughty as Aiden Healy. There's also Jon Morrison as Kenny Lockhart and Riley Jones as Mark Edwards. In the first couple of seasons, Peter Ritter as the weirdly comic pathologist Billy Cartwright is a delight. But there are plenty of other quirky coppers and suspects lurking about the Yorkshire dale and towns. The location shooting is quite stunning as well.

The mysteries are based on characters created by Ann Cleeves and most of them are excellent. It's never easy to guess the killer. You won't see a parade of famous actors but that works in the show's favor.

A great show for mystery fans and those who like great acting.

And how is it possible that this great show has never gotten a single BAFTA nomination?

dewaltcr-929-824955 20 February 2014

Love this series...only downside is they make me feel cold! :-) The weather where it's filmed is terrible! So different from Southern California where I live. It's really great to see a smart mature woman as the lead. At least she's not a 20 year old blonde bimbo! Too many series in the US are full of the tall skinny blondes...boring! This is true of many of the British series that make it over to the United States. They are full of characters who look like REAL people and not Hollywood starlets or runway models. You see the same in "Scott and Bailey", another British TV series I really love. I wish we'd see more of British dramas and comedies. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting the quality of programs the Brits put on. Keep up the great work.

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