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Vera (S3)

Published: Fri 02 Aug 2013

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Adapted for ITV by the ITV Studios drama team with series co-creator Paul Rutman (Marple, Lewis), the third series of Vera is written by Paul and fellow writers Gaby Chiappe (Lark Rise to Candleford, Survivors) and Marston Bloom (Stuart: A Life Backwards, The Wyvern Mystery). 
Inspired by the best selling novels and characters created by acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeves, Oscar nominated and award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn reprises her lead role as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope alongside actor and filmmaker David Leon who plays Vera’s trusty sidekick and surrogate son Detective Sergeant Joe Ashworth.