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Vera

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Two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn stars in a new British detective series based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves. DCI Vera Stanhope is a solitary, obsessed, caustic, brilliant investigator, and a bit disheveled; think female Columbo. Filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books, the set includes four feature-length, character-driven crime dramas.
Starring
Brenda BlethynDavid Leon
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Castles in the Air
    August 24, 2013
    1 h 32 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Three girlfriends spend the weekend partying at an isolated country retreat, and one ends up dead with a shotgun blast to the chest and a local hunter the prime suspect. Too late, Stanhope realizes that the dead woman was not the intended target any more than her suspect was the actual shooter.
  2. 2. Poster Child
    September 1, 2013
    1 h 31 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A respected surgeon is murdered and his two teenage daughters abducted, leaving a wife and mother distraught and Stanhope at a loss for a motive. Ashworth spurs his boss to look for a family link to both the killing and the kidnappings.
  3. 3. Young Gods
    September 8, 2013
    1 h 32 min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When an extreme sports fanatic plunges to his death from a cliff after an apparent fight, Stanhope and Ashworth begin to search for potential enemies. An estranged ex-girlfriend will shed no tears at the young man's death, but the detectives discover that someone else has been holding a grudge as well.
  4. 4. Prodigal Son
    September 15, 2013
    1 h 32 min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The fatal stabbing of a former police officer outside a Newcastle nightclub sets Stanhope on a quest to recreate the victim's last movements. What she finds leads her back 25 years, to a web of deception, lies, and ultimately a brutal death.

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Directors
William SinclairPaul CotterDusan LazarevicThaddeus O'Sullivan
Producers
Elaine CollinsMargaret Mitchell
Network
Acorn Media
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence