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The Long Call to be a TV series starring Ben Aldridge

Ben Aldridge will star in a new four-part ITV series of The Long Call Our Girl and Fleabag actor Ben Aldridge is set to take the leading role as DI Matthew Venn in ITV’s new adaptation, The Long Call. The evocative and gripping four-part event drama is inspired by the best-selling novel of the same title from … >

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‘Vera’ Season 7 episode guide: What happens next?

Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning writer Ann Cleeves, crime drama Vera returns to ITV for a seventh season. Set around Newcastle and the stunning Northumberland countryside, DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) and her team are drawn into four more compelling mysteries, including the death of a wildlife ranger, left alone overnight … >

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Watch trailer for the new season of crime drama ‘Vera’

Brenda Blethyn is back as DCI Vera Stanhope this weekend and ITV has released a trailer for the new season of Vera. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning writer Ann Cleeves, the crime drama returns to ITV at 8pm on Sunday 19 March with the first of four new stand-alone films. Buy the complete … >

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ITV confirms return date for seventh season of ‘Vera’

Vera will return to ITV later this month. Based on the bestselling Inspector Stanhope books by award-winning writer Ann Cleeves, the crime drama is back with four new stand-alone films. Set around Newcastle and the stunning Northumberland countryside, the new season sees DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) and her team take on more compelling mysteries, including … >

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‘Shetland’ Season 3 episode guide

Adapted from the award-winning novels by writer Ann Cleeves, BBC One’s murder-mystery series Shetland returns for a new thrilling six-part tale. DI Jimmy Perez is played by Douglas Henshall, Leanne by Sara Vickers, Robbie by Andrew Rothney, Tosh by Alison O’Donnell, Sandy by Steven Robertson, Freya by Saskia Reeves, Michael by Ciaran Hinds, Rhona Kelly … >

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‘Vera’ Season 6 episode guide

Brenda Blethyn is back as Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in a sixth season of Vera. Set in contemporary Northumberland and Newcastle, ITV’s crime drama reunites Blethyn with co‐ stars Kenny Doughty, Cush Jumbo, Jon Morrison, Kingsley Ben‐Adir, Lisa Hammond and Riley Jones in four new stand‐alone films. Guest stars in Season 6 include Sharon … >

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‘Shetland’ Season 3 Episode 3 review: Perez and Tosh head to Glasgow

Following the climatic death of Ciaran Hinds, Michael Maguire, at the end of Episode 2, and following a two-week absence due to the BBC’s FA Cup coverage, Shetland returned to these shores with more intrigue and drama. In this week’s episode, Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) and Tosh goes to Glasgow to investigate why Michael Maguire’s … >

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‘Shetland’ Season 3 Episode 2 review: Confident, bold storytelling

The second episode of BBC One’s new six-part Shetland story cranked up the tension as the Robbie Monroe storyline gained speed, and Jimmy Perez’s chasing of Michael Maguire continued apace – albeit ending with Maguire being shot and falling off a cliff to his death. The crime drama continues to create an atmosphere of eeriness … >

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‘Shetland’ return date and Season 3 trailer revealed

Douglas Henshall returns as DI Jimmy Perez this week for a third season of Shetland. Adapted from the award-winning novels by writer Ann Cleeves, the murder-mystery series is back for a new thrilling six-part tale. > Buy the Season 1-2 box set on Amazon. Season 3 begins at 9pm on Friday 15 January on BBC … >

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