Genre: British Crime Series
First Transmission: 2011-
DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of murders all set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.
Best Episode [ S6 Ep1 ]
Dark Road – A 56-year-old grandmother is discovered by a young girl on the wild Northumberland moors.
31 January 2016
Worst Episode [ S1 Ep1 ]
Hidden Depths – A handsome young man, a coquettish student-teacher, nothing in common between them – except that both were murdered and left with their bodies meticulously posed.
1 May 2011
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.
#1 Hidden Depths (2011) [89m]-
Two bodies are found, meticulously posed.
#2 Telling Tales (2011) [89m]-
Vera has to solve an eleven-year-old murder and stop a killer murdering again.
#3 The Crow Trap (2011) [89m]-
A local woman who opposed a rock quarry is found murdered.
#4 Little Lazarus (2011) [89m]-
Vera finds herself acting as caretaker for a boy whose mother was murdered.
#5 The Ghost Position (2012) [89m]-
Vera reunites with her first mentor after a firebombing.
#6 Silent Voices (2012) [89m]-
A well-respected social worker has been drowned.
#7 A Certain Samaritan (2012) [89m]-
A young man is found dead with heroin in his blood and a stolen credit card in his wallet.
#8 Sandancers (2012) [89m]-
Vera doubts an Afghanistan War veteran committed suicide.
#9 Castles in the Air (2013) [89m]-
A young physiotherapist is brutally murdered.
#10 Poster Child (2013) [89m]-
A surgeon is murdered and his daughters abducted and Vera must trace the killer.
#11 Young Gods (2013) [89m]-
Vera has to investigate the death of an extreme sports enthusiast.
#12 Prodigal Son (2013) [89m]-
Vera has to investigate the death of an ex-met officer.
#13 On Harbour Street (2014) [89m]-
A pensioner dies in mysterious circumstances on a commuter train.
#14 Protected (2014) [89m]-
A brutal murder at a seaside resort unearths a 30-year-old mystery.
#15 The Deer Hunters (2014) [89m]-
A failed novelist is gunned down on a remote Northumberland moor.
#16 Death of a Family Man (2014) [89m]-
A businessman is found floating in the water under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Vera delves into his tangled life.
#17 Changing Tides (2015) [89m]-
Vera investigates a mysterious holiday park fire.
#18 Old Wounds (2015) [89m]-
The remains of a teenage girl are found buried in a wood.
#19 Muddy Waters (2015) [89m]-
Vera investigates the death of a man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote farm.
#20 Shadows in the Sky (2015) [89m]-
Vera investigates the death of a family man who fell from a multi-story car park.
#21 Dark Road (2016) [89m]-
A 56-year-old grandmother is discovered by a young girl on the wild Northumberland moors.
#22 Tuesday’s Child (2016) [89m]-
The corpse of a local lad is found at a teenage hangout.
#23 The Moth Catcher (2016) [89m]-
A young man is murdered in a hit-and-run incident.
#24 The Sea Glass (2016) [89m]-
A fisherman is found tangled in the nets of a trawler.
#25 Natural Selection (2017) [89m]-
Vera investigates a suspicious death on a remote island.
#26 Dark Angel (2017) [89m]-
A young man is found face down in a river by the woods.
#27 Broken Promise (2017) [89m]-
A student plummets to his death from a disused faculty building.
#28 The Blanket Mire (2017) [89m]-
The body of a young woman is found buried beneath the soil.
#29 Blood and Bone (2018) [89m]-
The charred remains of a body are discovered in an abattoir incinerator.
#30 Black Ice (2018) [89m]-
Vera is called to the scene of a violent car crash and quickly realises that the crash was not accidental and that another driver tried to kill the victim.
#31 Home (2018) [89m]-
A woman is discovered lying dead in her backyard.
#32 Darkwater (2018) [89m]-
A teenager is found floating in a reservoir.
#33 Blind Spot (2019) [89m]-
A trainee forensic psychologist is found dead on a landfill site.
#34 Cuckoo (2019) [89m]-
A teenage boy is found murdered far away from his home in a coastal town.
#35 Cold River (2019) [89m]-
A beauty empire is shaken when one of three sisters is found dead in the River Tyne.
#36 The Seagull (2019) [89m]-
Vera must find the connection between a skeleton discovered underneath the site of a burnt-out nightclub and a present-day murder.