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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

  • Published:

    Thu 27 Dec 2018

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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