Vera: Home

Brenda Blethyn as Vera
Brenda Blethyn as Vera in "Home". Photo: ITV

When a little boy finds his mother dead in the garden of their home on a smart estate, Vera (Brenda Blethyn) and her faithful sidekick Aiden (Kenny Doughty) are called in to investigate the case.

The victim’s skull has been cracked by a rock and the case leads the detective pair to delve into the disturbing secrets and ongoing conflicts that lurk beneath the surface of the victim’s seemingly peaceful suburban community.

Vera works her way through a succession of potential witnesses, all of whom are shifty, rude and dismissive, including an unnecessarily aggressive neighbour.

The case takes a more complicated turn when the dead woman’s estranged family make an unexpected reappearance, including the dead woman’s prison officer husband who isn’t quite what he seems.

It appears that several of her neighbours may have had cause to carry out a crime of passion, while her relatives may have had compelling motives of their own to kill.

Vera: Home is scheduled for broadcast tonight (Wednesday, 24 January) at 21.00 on itvCHOICE (DStv channel 123) with repeat broadcasts on Saturday 27 January at 17:15 and 22:30, Sunday 28 January at 14:10 and Monday 29 January at 00:30.