The BEST episodes of Vera

Every episode of Vera ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Vera!

DCI Vera Stanhope is obsessive about her work. With her caustic wit and guile, the unorthodox but brilliant detective investigates chilling crimes set in Northumberland with her trusted colleagues.

Last Updated: 1/10/2023Network:ITV1
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Dark Road
star
8.11
369 votes

#1 - Dark Road

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/31/2016

Vera investigates the murder of a 56-year-old grandmother discovered by a young girl on the wild and desolate Northumberland moors.

Directors: Marek Losey
Watch Now:Amazon
Death of a Family Man
star
8.09
313 votes

#2 - Death of a Family Man

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/18/2014

Vera delves into the tangled life of a businessman found floating in the water under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Directors: William Sinclair
Watch Now:Amazon
Blood and Bone
star
8.03
314 votes

#3 - Blood and Bone

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2018

Vera is called to a chilling murder scene when the charred remains of a body are discovered in an abattoir incinerator.

Directors: Paul Gay
Watch Now:Amazon
The Seagull
star
7.99
261 votes

#4 - The Seagull

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/3/2019

Vera must find the connection between a skeleton discovered underneath the site of a notorious burnt-out nightclub and a present day murder.

Directors: Declan O’Dwyer
Watch Now:Amazon
Young Gods
star
7.98
311 votes

#5 - Young Gods

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/8/2013

Vera investigates the death of an extreme sports fanatic, who was seen by a group of campers jumping into the lake while on fire from head to toe.

Directors: Dusan Lazarevic
Writer: Gaby Chiappe
Watch Now:Amazon
Prodigal Son
star
7.96
303 votes

#6 - Prodigal Son

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/2013

Vera's investigation into the murder of an ex-Met officer turns out to be far more complicated than initially imagined.

Watch Now:Amazon
Broken Promise
star
7.95
389 votes

#7 - Broken Promise

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/2/2017

Vera is called to Northumberland University when a student plummets to his death from the top of a disused faculty building.

Directors: Lee Haven Jones
Watch Now:Amazon
The Sea Glass
star
7.94
302 votes

#8 - The Sea Glass

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/21/2016

Vera investigates the mysterious death of a fisherman found tangled in the nets of a North Sea trawler.

Directors: Paul Gay
Watch Now:Amazon
Castles in the Air
star
7.94
340 votes

#9 - Castles in the Air

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/25/2013

A young physiotherapist is brutally murdered and Vera leads the investigation into her death.

Directors: Will Sinclair
Tuesday's Child
star
7.93
343 votes

#10 - Tuesday's Child

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/7/2016

Vera investigates the death of a local lad whose body is found wrapped in plastic sheets at a rural teenage hang out.

Directors: Jill Robertson
Watch Now:Amazon
Protected
star
7.92
280 votes

#11 - Protected

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/4/2014

Vera unearths a 30-year-old mystery after a brutal murder on the sands of a seaside resort.

Directors: Daikin Marsh
Watch Now:Amazon
The Deer Hunters
star
7.90
269 votes

#12 - The Deer Hunters

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/11/2014

Vera delves into the tragic last months of a failed novelist after he is gunned down on a remote Northumberland moor.

Directors: Will Sinclair
Watch Now:Amazon
Old Wounds
star
7.90
284 votes

#13 - Old Wounds

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/12/2015

When the remains of a teenage girl are found half-buried in a wood, Vera and her team find themselves investigating a 30-year-old mystery.

Directors: Daikin Marsh
Watch Now:Amazon
Blind Spot
star
7.89
291 votes

#14 - Blind Spot

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/13/2019

Vera investigates the murder of a trainee forensic psychologist found dead on a Northumberland landfill site.

Directors: Paul Gay
Writer: Paul Logue
Watch Now:Amazon
Dirty
star
7.88
196 votes

#15 - Dirty

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/26/2020

DCI Vera Stanhope must piece together Luke Sumner's final hours in order to investigate his murder.

Directors: Delyth Thomas
Writer: Sally Abbott
Watch Now:Amazon
Dark Angel
star
7.88
402 votes

#16 - Dark Angel

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/26/2017

The body of a young man is discovered face down in a river by Thrunton Woods. But tracing the victim's identity proves difficult for Vera and her team.

Directors: Louise Hooper
Watch Now:Amazon
On Harbour Street
star
7.87
298 votes

#17 - On Harbour Street

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/27/2014

Vera investigates the mysterious death of a pensioner on a busy commuter train.

Writer: Paul Rutman
Watch Now:Amazon
Darkwater
star
7.87
306 votes

#18 - Darkwater

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/28/2018

Vera is confronted with a tragic mystery when the dead body of teenager Ethan Dewley is found floating in a reservoir.

Directors: Lee Haven Jones
Watch Now:Amazon
Shadows in the Sky
star
7.87
280 votes

#19 - Shadows in the Sky

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/26/2015

Vera uncovers a life of secrets and lies when a well-loved family man plummets to his death from a multi-story car park.

Directors: William Sinclair
Watch Now:Amazon
The Moth Catcher
star
7.87
332 votes

#20 - The Moth Catcher

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/14/2016

Vera investigates the murder of 22-year-old Alex Gartside, victim of a hit and run in a remote Northumberland Valley.

Directors: Jamie Childs
Watch Now:Amazon
Black Ice
star
7.87
306 votes

#21 - Black Ice

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2018

Vera is called to the scene of a violent car crash, and quickly realizes that the crash was not accidental and that another driver tried to kill victim, Faye Wakeland.

Directors: David Leon
Watch Now:Amazon
The Blanket Mire
star
7.86
394 votes

#22 - The Blanket Mire

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/9/2017

Surveyors out on the Northumberland moors make a shocking discovery: the body of a young woman buried beneath the soil.

Directors: John Hayes
Watch Now:Amazon
Muddy Waters
star
7.86
276 votes

#23 - Muddy Waters

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/19/2015

Vera investigates the death of an unidentified man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote Northumberland farm.

Directors: Stewart Svaasand
Watch Now:Amazon
Natural Selection
star
7.85
433 votes

#24 - Natural Selection

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/19/2017

Vera is drawn into a suspicious death on Ternstone, a remote and inaccessible island off the coast of Northumberland, home only to numerous species of birds and the rangers who observe them.

Directors: Jamie Childs
Watch Now:Amazon
The Escape Turn
star
7.84
200 votes

#25 - The Escape Turn

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/2020

Vera investigates the case of a wealthy betting shop tycoon who was murdered during a home invasion in front of his wife and daughter.

Watch Now:Amazon

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