Driven by her own personal demons and assisted by her trusted and long-suffering colleague, DS Joe Ashworth (David Leon), Vera faces a number of daunting cases. She investigates the ruthless murder of a young physiotherapist who is gunned down at a luxury country retreat (Castles in the Air); faces tragic repercussions when dealing with the abduction of two teenage sisters (Poster Child); delves into the past of an extreme sports fanatic when he plunges from a Northumberland cliff top in a ball of flames (Young Gods) and unpicks the tangled love life of an ex-met police officer (Prodigal Son), consequently confronting a secret from her own past.
Inspired by the novels written by renowned crime writer Ann Cleeves and shot with outstanding landscapes and atmospheric production, these gripping stories are enhanced by the captivating performance of Brenda Blethyn as shambolic yet brilliant detective Vera Stanhope.
The third series sees the return of Jon Morrison as D.C. Kenny Lockhart, Clare Calbraith as D.C. Rebecca Shepherd, Paul Ritter as pathologist Billy Cartwright and Sonya Cassidy as Celine Ashworth, wife to Joe and new recruit to the department, Riley Jones (DC Edwards).
Castles in the Air