TV Review: Vera

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It’s enough to make a Sherlock fan weep. After a hiatus of only six months (it’ll probably be that many years until we see the deerstalker again), Vera is back on ITV.

On Sunday actress Brenda Blethyn donned DCI Vera Stanhope’s cardie and boots to investigate the murder of an older woman on a train.

I’ve been looking forward to this episode for months. As a recent blow-in to the North East, I feel an exaggerated loyalty to anything set here. I’m also working on Crime Story, a ‘how to’ forensics festival for crime writers based around a murder commissioned from Ann Cleeves – the author behind the book behind the TV show.

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