Vera: Dark Road

Vera Dark Road
KINGSLEY BEN-ADIR as DR Marcus Summer,BRENDA BELTHYN as DCI Vera Stanhope and CUSH JUMBO as DC Bethany Whelan. ©ITV

Brenda Blethyn returns for a new series of investigations as DCI Vera Stanhope tonight on itvCHOICE.

In the first episode of the sixth series, a body is discovered on the Northumberland moors, and identified as a woman who made a distressed 999 call on the night of her death – suggesting she may have been abducted by someone she knew.

Vera takes on the case, and discovers the victim was a controversial figure in her home town, who had a complicated relationship with her family and a number of well-hidden secrets.

Vera also stars Kenny Doughty as DS Aiden Healy, Jon Morrison as DC Kenny Lockhart, Cush Jumbo as DC Bethany Whelan, Kingsley Ben-Adir as Dr Marcus Summer and Sharon Duce as Marcia.

Vera: Dark Road is scheduled for broadcast tonight (1 February) at 21.00 on itvCHOICE (DStv channel 123), with repeat showings on Tuesday 2 February at 00.50 and 12.20, and Sunday 7 February at 20.35.