Brenda Blethyn returns as DCI Vera Stanhope in March.
Brenda Blethyn returns as DCI Vera Stanhope in Season 7 of Vera on ABC in early March.
There are 4 episodes, set around Newcastle and the stunning Northumberland countryside, with co-stars Kenny Doughty, Jon Morrison, Noof McEwan, Lisa Hammond and Riley Jones.
Other actors joining them include Christopher Colquhoun, Suzanne Packer, Robert Pugh, Ace Bhab, Struan Rodger, Annie Hulley, Emily Joyce and Steve Evets.
This aired in the UK a year ago and on Pay TV in June.
Ep1: “Natural Selection”
DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) is drawn into a suspicious death on Ternstone, a remote and inaccessible island off the coast of Northumberland, home only to numerous species of birds and the rangers who observe them. The last thing they expected to see was a body, cruelly washed up on the shore. Gemma Wyatt, 28, was an experienced ranger who lived and worked on Ternstone for the Northumbria Wildlife Trust. While her devastated fiancé, Ryan (Matthew Wilson), and colleagues, led by Head Ranger Sophia (Suzanne Packer), believe Gemma’s death was an accident, marks found on her body quickly prove otherwise; Gemma was strangled. But as Gemma was left alone on the island overnight, the question remains, who could have made the treacherous journey out to sea and up the island’s impenetrable coastline to kill her, and why? As suspicions turn to Gemma’s family and workmates, Vera starts to piece together an altogether different portrait of the popular and successful ranger, aided by DS Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty), DC Hicham Cherradi (Noof McEwan), DC Kenny Lockhart (Jon Morrison) and the latest addition to the team, pathologist Dr Anthony Carmichael (Christopher Colquhoun). In the process, she will unearth a web of secrets, rivalries and years of buried resentment that will lead her to the killer.
Sunday, 3 March, 8:40pm on ABC.