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.
IMDb 8.120134 episodes
- S3 E1 - Castles in the AirAugust 24, 20131 h 28 minThree 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.Free trial of BritBox
- S3 E2 - Poster ChildSeptember 1, 20131 h 27 minA 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.Free trial of BritBox
- S3 E3 - Young GodsSeptember 8, 20131 h 29 minWhen 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.Free trial of BritBox
- S3 E4 - Prodigal SonSeptember 15, 20131 h 28 minThe 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.Free trial of BritBox