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Vera (2011-2025)

14 seasons
3,77 202 votes

State: Returning Series

Genre: Drama

Origin: United Kingdom

Developed by: Ann Cleeves and Ann Cleeves

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison and Kenny Doughty

IMDb score: 8,2 (20.556)

Releasedate: Sunday 1 May 2011

Vera plot

Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope lives in the North East of England. This workaholic lady won't let herself be boxed in. Dressed in her oversized dresses, usually paired with a pair of chunky wellies, she's the police team's terror. She is strict with almost everyone except her right-hand man Joe Ashworth. She's on top of every murder case in quiet Northumberland. The stern Chief Inspector may seem tough, but has a small heart. Combined with her bravery, cynical sense of humor and high intelligence, she tries to bring every case to a successful conclusion.

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DCI Vera Stanhope

DS Joe Ashworth

DS Aiden Healy

DC Holly Lawson

DC Bethany Whelan

DC Mark Edwards

Billy Cartwright

Dr Marcus Summer

DC Mark Edwards

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Movsin

  • 191 comments
  • 133 votes
Sunday 7 April 2024
Vera season 4

Actually met Brenda Blethyn in "London River" (2009) and saw her as a perfect concerned mother figure. Rather folksy and with both determination and emotion in her act.
Far from finding her now in a role as a police officer in a successful series that has been running for years. However, her folksiness (Her coat and hat seem rather tatty and the word "love" as a term of address is never far away) and the decisiveness are certainly in her actions and in the fire with which she encourages her team. She saves the emotion for the end when she sympathizes with the suffering of victims and even perpetrators.
Good series with, as always, a varying level among the episodes that always form a separate story.

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ZAP!

  • 2744 comments
  • 711 votes
Sunday 29 January 2017
Vera season 6

Not quite sure why, but Vera often reminds me of Vrouwtje Thelepel (haven't seen it in years - isn't on TvMeter by the way...). Another 'new' (anno 2011) detective and another one that has caught on quite well and has been for seasons. Vera is a sober (in a sense) as well as a charming character (who constantly addresses everyone with 'love' and 'pet'), the murder cases are very nicely spun out with the necessary twists & turns and all kinds of side issues and characters add some jeu. ready for a concept (whodunnit with a haunted sleuth as lead) that should have been in a state of decomposition for years - pretty clever!

3.5*.

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