Vera: Blood and Bone


Tonight, itvCHOICE welcomes back Brenda Blethyn as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope for the eighth series based on the novels by Ann Cleeves and set around the wilds of Northumberland.

In tonight’s opening episode, titled ‘Blood and Bone’, the detective is called in to investigate when charred human remains are found burned to death in an abattoir incinerator, and begins her attempt to deduce who they belong to and how they came to be there. The bones are identified as belonging to a fellow detective, and she uncovers a web of dark secrets as she investigates his fraud squad.

As Vera (Brenda Blethyn) and her little team dig deep, all of their potential witnesses are defensive or just plain rude.

But there will be no diversion as the cops probe the death of one of their own, a man who looked uncharacteristically distracted during his final weeks.

Vera: Blood and Bone is scheduled for broadcast on itvCHOICE (DStv channel 123) tonight (10 January) at 21.00, with repeat showings on Thursday 11 January at 00.50 and 13.15, Saturday 13 January at 17.25 and 22.30 and Sunday 14 January at 14.20.