5 x 90 mins   |   ITV  |   Created by Ann Cleeves   |   Produced by Phil Hunter & Letitia Knight   |   Music by Ben Barlett

Brenda Blethyn stars as the principal character, Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. She plods along in a constantly dishevelled state, but has a calculating mind and, despite her irascible personality, cares deeply about her work and comrades. Every episode focuses on a new case for her and her team, as she races to solve them all.