Vera (Brenda Blethyn) has to unravel the circumstances of self- styled entrepreneur Freddie Gill’s (Jonathan Spencer) death when his body is found by bailiffs attempting to repossess his house.

Freddie is estranged from his wife and son – Jade (Charlotte Pyke) and Riley Gill (Josh Barrow) – who are now living back at her family’s beloved pub with her formidable mother Tina Tripp (Marian McLoughlin), volatile brother Lee (Brian Lonsdale) and taciturn uncle Darren (Barry Aird). Matters are further complicated when Vera finds out Jade’s father Arthur, having recently succumbed to terminal illness, had secretly been keeping ties with Freddie despite him having been ejected from the family.

Vera soon discovers Freddie’s professional life is just as turbulent when she learns the used-car sales company he runs with business partner and lifelong friend Nasir Ali, is failing and it is targeted by an arson attack. Vera must uncover whether the motive behind Freddie’s death comes from the trouble at the heart of his family, his desperate financial crises or his glances with organised crime.


  • Dci Vera Stanhope Is Played By Brenda Blethyn
  • Ds Aiden Healy Is Played By Kenny Doughty
  • Dc Kenny Lockhart Is Played By Jon Morrison
  • Dc Jacquelin Williams Is Played By Ibinabo Jack
  • Pathologist Dr. Malcolm Donahue Is Played By Paul Kaye
  • Dc Mark Edwards Is Played By Riley Jones
  • Tina Tripp Is Played By Marian Mcloughlin
  • Agrah Ali Is Played By Jay Saighal
  • Anna Wilby Is Played By Anine Birkett
  • Riley Gill Is Played By Josh Barrow
  • Freddie Gill Is Played By Jonathan Spencer
  • Laura Whitelock Is Played By Amaka Okafor
  • Nathan Whitelock Is Played By Simon Trinder
  • Laura Whitelock Is Played By Amaka Okafor
  • Nathan Whitelock Is Played By Simon Trinder
  • Danny Gillespie Is Played By David Birrell
  • Saddiq Ali Is Played By Viraj Juneja
  • Darren Tripp Is Played By Barry Aird
  • Nasir Ali Is Played By Ajay Chhabra
  • Lee Tripp Is Played By Brian Lonsdale
  • Jade Gill Is Played By Charlotte Pyke
  • Sean Forrest Is Played By Jalaal Hartley
  • Paramedic Is Played By Charity Bedu-addo

Vera returns on Sunday 12th January 2020 at 8.00pm on ITV.