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    Sun 21 Jan 2018
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    8.10pm - 10.10pm
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Episode 3 - Home
Quiet life in suburbia takes a dark turn when a woman is discovered lying dead in her back garden. 
DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) realises that the neighbours aren’t all that they seem. Buried secrets must be unearthed to catch the killer of murder victim and mother of two, Alison Glenn. Vera and Aiden (Kenny Doughty) try to uncover the kind of woman Alison was by looking to her local community. But they are forced to expand their enquiry when Alison's long lost family come out of the woodwork and suspicions begin to mount. 
And then she discovers that the Glenns have secrets of their own. Vera must endeavour to identify which of the underlying conflicts in Alison’ life have prompted the crime of passion that caused her death. 
Series overview:
Led by BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope, ITV’s top-rating crime drama returns for an eighth series. 
Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope novels by 2017 CWA Diamond Dagger recipient, Ann Cleeves, Vera and her team are drawn into four more compelling cases; the body of a police officer discovered in an abattoir incinerator, a mysterious car crash, a suburban back-garden murder and the circumstances that led to the death of a teenage boy.
Set around Newcastle and the stunning Northumberland countryside, Vera features complex and intriguing cases, atmospherically-shot landscapes and captivating performances.
Brenda is joined by co-stars Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Ibinabo Jack, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Riley Jones. 
Other actors joining them across four new stand-alone films include Ben Batt, Vincent Regan, Ben Crompton, Ian Puleston-Davies, Steve Evets and Rita Tushingham.
Series eight is produced by Letitia Knight and directed by Paul Gay, David Leon, Chris Baugh and Lee Haven-Jones. Phil Hunter returns as Executive Producer for his second series.