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Twin2 Mon 14-Jan-19 13:31:16

New series started Brenda Blethyn great actress.

EllanVannin Mon 14-Jan-19 13:48:37

Ooops, I was being a bit premature when I mentioned this series on the " Call the Midwife " thread.
Yes, I watched this great actress in her starring role last night----in place of the midwives.
I liked her in Little Voice too. A very versatile actress but I love her in Vera.

Luckygirl Mon 14-Jan-19 13:54:17

I love Vera - I have been looking forward to it for weeks. A great programme for sitting in front of the fire - like Foyle's War.

I will have to watch the midwives and Les Miserables on catch-up.

callgirl1 Mon 14-Jan-19 16:36:27

Only one problem with Vera, it`s lovely to have it back on, but we only ever get 4 episodes, then have to wait another year for more!

Charleygirl5 Mon 14-Jan-19 18:07:27

I did enjoy last night's- no gratuitous violence and I could hear and understand what everybody was saying.

Lily65 Mon 14-Jan-19 19:31:59

Yes Charley, and how nice to see an"older lady" portrayed as interesting and intelligent.

Jane10 Mon 14-Jan-19 21:10:24

Actually the most interesting and intelligent!

paddyann Mon 14-Jan-19 22:47:57

Always look forward to Vera and to Shetland ,though I believe the next series will be the last .Good old fashioned crime drama without too much gore and bad language

merlotgran Mon 14-Jan-19 22:53:05

We like Vera although I do sometimes feel I ought to take notes because by the time it's half way through I start thinking, Who's he/she again?

Kalu Mon 14-Jan-19 23:08:10

Vera, Morse, Endeavour, Lewis, Silent Witness and Foyle’s War is our list of enjoyable viewing.

We have actually been watching re runs of the above, thoroughly enjoyable as newish programmes. 😁 anyone else have such a bad memory as we have? We do vaguely remember the story but, never the ending!

Missed Vera so will have to watch it on catchup.

Nandalot Mon 14-Jan-19 23:33:37

We enjoy watching it but although I think Brenda Blethyn is a good actress she seems too old for the role. She is about 73 and even if she is supposed to be playing an officer a decade younger she would probably be retired. I noticed it particularly this episode when she seemed to struggle a bit walking over the landfill, though trying to hide it. Her younger colleagues seemed to have no such problem. Mind you, I would have probably ended up on the landfill if I had had to walk over it.

Eloethan Tue 15-Jan-19 00:02:22

It's one of my favourites too.

Anniebach Tue 15-Jan-19 09:03:18

I too love watching Vera

Washerwoman Tue 15-Jan-19 09:22:20

We are late to Vera here and need a good crime fix.But looking on ITV hub there is a very random selection of episodes.The first ever one is there but then only another 10 episodes.I know that would keep us going for a while but I'd prefer to watch from the beginning in order, as even if it's a separate crime each time the central characters story develops too.Does anyone know if they are available elsewhere or will old episodes reappear?

o2barichgirl Mon 04-Feb-19 19:13:34

Love Vera! It's very well-made and the characters are so real. I have a light-hearted question about the ending of "Cold River." Did Vera actually buy a second-hand bra at the end of the show and is this the origin of the tag she removes? All asked in simple curiousity.

Cherrytree59 Mon 04-Feb-19 19:21:12

I thought she had bought a new but identical coat to the one she was already wearing.

Septimia Mon 04-Feb-19 21:14:16

I enjoy both series, too. Vera is especially entertaining because I look out for local places where the filming took place. In the last programme Vera was supposed to go to a place in the Borders (i.e. between England and Scotland) called ?Morna. In fact she was on the border of Durham and Northumberland, in Blanchland. Knowing the places doesn't make the programme any less enjoyable for me.

MiniMoon Mon 04-Feb-19 23:57:18

I like looking for the locations too. Last week, the hotel by the river was not on the Tyne. It was a hotel on the river Eden near Carlisle.
I have really enjoyed this series of Vera. I hope they make some more.

grannyactivist Tue 05-Feb-19 00:01:07

o2barichgirl - it's as Cherrytree said, Vera bought the coat that had been in the window and that was the identical style to the one she was wearing.

glammanana Tue 05-Feb-19 07:58:10

I always watch Midwives first then Vera on plus one my ideal 3 hours of TV on a Sunday evening.

ninathenana Tue 05-Feb-19 09:57:12

We love Vera. We also love Endeavour which replaces Vera next Sunday.

o2barichgirl Tue 05-Feb-19 17:47:24


o2barichgirl Tue 05-Feb-19 17:48:45

Thanks! Going back now to see how I missed this!

Floradora9 Wed 06-Feb-19 11:28:46

I was so looking forward to this last one but sadly it is from a very recent book which I had read.

travelsafar Sat 16-Feb-19 08:11:31

Started to watch this series on catch up. Quite good but the very loud music really spoils it for me.Does anyone else find this to be the case??