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Vera

  • Episode: 

    1 of 4

  • Title: 

    Blind Spot
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 13 Jan 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 03 2019 : Sat 12 Jan - Fri 18 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Series overview
 
Following the huge success of series eight, award winning actress, Brenda Blethyn dons her infamous mac and hat to play the unorthodox but brilliantly perceptive Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, in four chilling feature length episodes set against the backdrop of the North East.
 
Episode 1 - Blind Spot
 
DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) is called to the tragic scene of the murder of Joanne Caswell. Joanne’s body is found dumped on a landfill site. Dr. Pathologist Malcolm Donahue (Paul Kaye) concludes that this has compromised any clear forensic links to the circumstances of her death.
 
Joanne was a trainee forensic psychologist with the promise of a bright future and a sterling reputation. Despite rifts between her parents (Adrian Lukis and Amira Ghazalla), Joanne’s life seems to be perfect and doesn’t indicate any reason why someone might have a motive to kill her.
 
Eventually Vera alights on the fact that Joanne had been investigating the original crime of a former prisoner. Vera must continue to follow the trail that Joanne had left behind to uncover who might have had a motive to kill her.
 
Cast
 
DCI Vera Stanhope - BRENDA BLETHYN
DS Aiden Healy - KENNY DOUGHTY
DC Kenny Lockhart - JON MORRISON
DC Mark Edwards - RILEY JONES
Pathologist Dr. Malcolm Donahue - PAUL KAYE
Matthew Wells - PETER DAVISON
Graham Caswell - ADRIAN LUKIS
Natalie Webb - JODIE McNEE
Ava Caswell - AMIRA GHAZALLA
Sandra Madani - SEETA INDRANI
Jim Paisley - ANDREW READMAN
Melanie Kirk - FAITH ALABI
Kieran Webb - JAMES ATHERTON
Paul Eastman - SEAN CERNOW
Ashleigh Beck - CAITLIN DRABBLE
Joanne Caswell - SHARON SINGH
Peter Lyle - EDWARD KINGHAM
Nazeem - NAVINDER BHATTI
Frank Payne - GERARD MCDERMOTT
Simon Beck - CHRIS IDDON
Natalie’s mum - HEATHER WALKER