DCI Vera Stanhope (two-time Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn) and her sergeant, DS Aiden Healey (Keny Doughty), investigate the deaths of a grandmother found on the desolate Northumberland moors, a young man who worked at a traveling fairground, a fisherman found tangled in the nets of a North Sea trawler, and the mysterious double murder of a moth enthusiast and a 22-year-old victim of a hit-and-run. "Blethyn shines"-Daily Telegraph (UK). 4 feature-length dramas, over 6 hrs, 4 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Disc 1: Dark Road
Vera investigates the murder of a 56-year old grandmother discovered by a young girl on the wild and desolate Northumberland moors.
Disc 2: Tuesday's Child
Vera investigates the death of a local lad whose body is found wrapped in plastic sheets at a rural teenage hang out.
Disc 3: The Moth Catcher
Vera investigates the murder of a 22-year-old victim of a hit and run in a remote Northumberland Valley.
Disc 4: The Sea Glass
Vera investigates the mysterious death of a fisherman found tangled in the nest of a North Sea trawler.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 370 minutes
Number of discs: 4
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
Rating: NR. Contains disturbing images.
Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, David Leon, Riley Jones, Paul Ritter, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Tom Hutch, Kenny Doughty, Sonya Cassidy, Cush Jumbo, Clare Calbraith, Lisa Hammond, Wunmi Mosaku, Mia Wyles, Mark Anthony Bolton, Helen Coverdale, Michael Wilson-Dukes
"Sheer heaven for fans of police procedurals" - Philadelphia Inquirer
"A first-rate mystery series" - The Times (UK)
"DCI Vera Stanhope is now nothing less than a TV institution" - Mail on Sunday (UK)
"Classy crime-drama" - The Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Nothing less than a TV institution" - Mail on Sunday (UK)
"Blethyn is wonderful" - The Times (UK)
"...quality performances, excellent cinematography, quality mysteries, and well done direction..." - DVD Talk
"Extremely well-acted" - DVD Verdict
"Wonderful" - Film Monthly
Crime Thriller Awards, Dagger Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress (Brenda Blethyn, 2014)
Crime Thriller Awards, Dagger Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (David Leon, 2014)
Crime Thriller Awards, Dagger Award Nomination for Best Leading Actress (Brenda Blethyn, 2012)
Crime Thriller Awards, Dagger Award Nomination for Best TV Drama, Serial or Season (2011)
Royal Television Society Award Winner for Best Drama (2015)