Friday, 29 April 2011

Vera Preview (Vera Stanhope Books by Ann Cleeves)

A Must See

"Vera names the day
ITV have at last revealed when we can see the eagerly awaited television detective drama series based on Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope books. Episode 1 - Hidden Depths - will be screened on the evening of Sunday May 1st, on ITV1 from 8.00 to 10.00 pm.

After two young people are killed in the same way - placed in water and surrounded by flowers - DCI Vera Stanhope knows that she must catch the murderer before they strike again. Aided by her team, especially her trusted right-hand man Sgt Joe Ashworth, she unpicks the complex and dysfunctional relationships amongst a group of bird-watching friends. As the friends' loyalty turns to betrayal, Vera finds that a small act of teenage blackmail and an illicit affair may have driven someone to kill. With Brenda Blethyn, David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku, Paul Ritter, and Juliet Aubrey.
Watch video interviews with Brenda Blethyn, who stars as Vera, and David Leon, who plsys her sidekick Joe Ashworth. Or read an interview in The Independent with Brenda Blethyn.

Will Vera be the new Morse? The Northern Echo thinks she might be..."

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