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Vera

  • Episode: 

    1 of 4

  • Title: 

    Series 5 2015
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 05 Apr 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 15 2015 : Sat 04 Apr - Fri 10 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Episode 1 - Changing Tides
 
DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) investigates a suspicious fire that rips through a holiday park on the Northumberland coast. Three cabins are destroyed and the body of a woman is found inside. Park owner, Jim Viner (Wayne Foskett) returns from a weekend away with his daughter Clare (Katherine Rose Morley). He quickly suspects the body is his sister, Deena, but he can’t explain why she was there and not at the family home. Long-term resident Malcolm (Dorian Lough) returns to find his cabin has also burned to the ground.
 
A police report reveals Clare’s boyfriend Ryan (Elliott James Langridge) and his stags had been partying near the caravan hours before the blaze started. But where are they now? And where is Deena’s best friend Sally? When Vera discovers Deena was locked in her cabin, she knows this is more than just an accident.
 
Supported by her trusted team, DS Aiden Healey (Kenny Doughty), DC Bethany Whelan (Cush Jumbo) and DC Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison) Vera must use all her tenacity and instinct to expose the deep rift at the heart of this fractured family and ultimately discover the truth behind Deena’s tragic fate.
 
Written by Martha Hillier.