Vera is a British detective television series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves. It stars Brenda Blethyn and is broadcast on ITV1.
S02E01 The Ghost Position. Vera ends up being reunited, under tragic circumstance, with her first ever Sergeant, Stuart Macken. After his house is petrol bombed, Stuart is left badly hurt and his 18 year old daughter, Stella is fighting for her life in intensive care. Vera is surprised to discover that Stuart is a shadow of the man she knew twenty years before and he ends up committing suicide by throwing himself from the hospital balcony. Vera becomes determined to catch the assailant and find out why somebody would attempt to kill Stuart and Stella.
S02E02 Silent Voices. Vera is called in to investigate the murder of a social worker called Jenny Lister. Working out the motive behind the murder of a woman who presented herself as honourable and well liked proves difficult. Vera and her team end up uncovering the failure of an understaffed and overworked social work system. Vera is determned to uncover the truth until she finds out the real secret at the heart of Jenny’s death.
S02E03 (delayed for legal reasons) Sandancers DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate a suspicious death in an army barracks. Although the scene has been made to look like a suicide, Vera quickly establishes that Staff Sgt 'Dev' Deverson was murdered. Sensing a connection to a soldier named Ollie who was killed in Afghanistan, Vera interviews Dev's loyal comrades and Ollie's grieving family, exposing a deeply concealed trauma at the heart of the crime.
S02E04 A Certain Samaritan. Last in series. DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the murder of 29-year-old Niall Coulter. With those closest to Niall intent upon obscuring the truth, it is not until the body of a drug dealer is found washed up on a Northumberland beach that the dreadful truth begins to emerge about Niall’s past. While coping with revelations from her own past, Vera sifts through evidence of the grief, love and addiction that characterised Niall’s life and deduces that his murderer acted through selfless and unrequited love.
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