In the second episode of the new series of Vera, based on Ann Cleeves’ series of detective novels, a seemingly beloved resident of a coastal community flees by car from a funeral into the wilds of Northumberland. Soon after, she’s deliberately forced off a lonely country road by another vehicle and so badly injured, she isn’t expected to survive.
So who else would you call for than the formidable Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn). Bute even by Vera’s standards this is a complex inquiry. She must dig up the victim’s past in the hope of unmasking the killer.
Vera: Black Ice is scheduled for broadcast tonight (Wednesday 17 January) at 21.00 on itvCHOICE (DStv channel 123), with repeat showings on Thursday 18 January at 00.50 and 13.15, and Sunday 21 January at 14.10.