The BEST Episodes of Vera
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2021
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.
#1 - Dark Road
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 31, 2016
Vera investigates the murder of a 56-year-old grandmother discovered by a young girl on the wild and desolate Northumberland moors.
#2 - Death of a Family Man
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 18, 2014
Vera delves into the tangled life of a businessman found floating in the water under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
#3 - The Seagull
Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.
#4 - Blood and Bone
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2018
Vera is called to a chilling murder scene when the charred remains of a body are discovered in an abattoir incinerator.
#5 - Tuesday's Child
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 7, 2016
Vera investigates the death of a local lad whose body is found wrapped in plastic sheets at a rural teenage hang out.
#6 - The Sea Glass
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 21, 2016
Vera investigates the mysterious death of a fisherman found tangled in the nets of a North Sea trawler.
#7 - Young Gods
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 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.
#8 - Prodigal Son
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2013
Vera's investigation into the murder of an ex-Met officer turns out to be far more complicated than initially imagined.
#9 - Protected
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 4, 2014
Vera unearths a 30-year-old mystery after a brutal murder on the sands of a seaside resort.
#10 - Broken Promise
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 2, 2017
Vera is called to Northumberland University when a student plummets to his death from the top of a disused faculty building.
#11 - The Blanket Mire
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 9, 2017
Surveyors out on the Northumberland moors make a shocking discovery: the body of a young woman buried beneath the soil.
#12 - Cuckoo
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2019
Vera must get to the bottom of why a teenage boy is found murdered far away from his home in a coastal town.
#13 - Old Wounds
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 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.
#14 - Black Ice
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#15 - Blind Spot
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2019
Vera investigates the murder of a trainee forensic psychologist found dead on a Northumberland landfill site.
#16 - Dark Angel
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 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.
#17 - Castles in the Air
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 2013
A young physiotherapist is brutally murdered and Vera leads the investigation into her death.
#18 - Darkwater
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2018
Vera is confronted with a tragic mystery when the dead body of teenager Ethan Dewley is found floating in a reservoir.
#19 - The Deer Hunters
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 11, 2014
Vera delves into the tragic last months of a failed novelist after he is gunned down on a remote Northumberland moor.
#20 - Muddy Waters
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2015
Vera investigates the death of an unidentified man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote Northumberland farm.
#21 - On Harbour Street
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 27, 2014
Vera investigates the mysterious death of a pensioner on a busy commuter train.
#22 - Natural Selection
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 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.
#23 - Home
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2018
Quiet life in suburbia takes a dark turn when a woman is discovered lying dead in her back garden.
#24 - The Escape Turn
Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.
#25 - Cold River
Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 2019
A beauty empire is shaken to the ground when one of three sisters is found dead in the River Tyne. DCI Vera Stanthorpe investigates.