Sunday, ABC, 8.30pm
Brenda Blethyn (pictured) returns as tough middleaged detective Vera Stanhope in the third series of this mystery crime series set in the moody english countryside. Although the episodes are no longer based on the bestselling and dense novels by Ann Cleeves, we still have a long runtime to contend with tonight’s “Poster Child” clocks in at a whopping 90 minutes, making it akin to movie viewing, so buckle in. After a respected surgeon, who was about to retire, is shot dead and his teenage daughters kidnapped from the family home, Stanhope and her team are on the case. With one of the girls needing her insulin shots to survive, time is more than ever of the essence.