British detective series worth investigating
Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn (pictured) stars in a new British detective series based on the bestselling mysteries by Ann Cleeves. DCI Vera Stanhope is a solitary, obsessed, caustic investigator – and a bit dishevelled. Filmed in the Northumberland villages of the original books, the set includes four feature-length, character-driven crime dramas. In the first, a handsome young man and a coquettish student teacher are murdered, their bodies left meticulously posed. David Leon, Wunmi Mosaku and Paul Ritter also star.