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Blethyn on the unorthodox Vera

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BY BILLY SUTER

AFTER six seasons, the top-rated British crime-drama series, Vera, returns to DStv’s ITV Choice (channel 123) for another season at 8pm on Wednesday, March 29. 1,503 more words

Television

Award-winning actress, Brenda Blethyn, returns to ITV Choice in 'Vera'

Multi-award-winning British actress, Brenda Blethyn, returns as the unorthodox, but brilliant, DCI Vera Stanhope, in the highly-anticipated seventh season of Vera on ITV Choice (DStv channel 123) at 8pm on Wednesday, March 29. 1,688 more words

Interview: Brenda Blethyn, Vera

Series seven of Vera starts tonight (Sunday 19th March) on ITV in the UK, and, as ever, it showcases the talents of one of Britain’s finest actors – Brenda Blethyn. 1,931 more words

British Crime Drama

Raven Black

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It diverged from the TV series just enough to keep me interested. 187 more words

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Yes, I Know I'm Just an Outcast*

As this is posted, it’s the 167th anniversary of the publication of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic The Scarlet Letter. As you’ll know, it’s the story of Hester Prynne, who has a child out of wedlock and is therefore, punished for adultery. 1,205 more words

Agatha Christie

ITV announces transmission date for series seven of Vera

ITV’s adaptations of Ann Cleeves’s best-selling Vera Stanhope novels have attained national treasure status, largely thanks to the brilliant Brenda Blethyn in the lead role. Now the series is back for a seventh run, and Vera and her team are drawn into four new mysteries, including the death of a wildlife ranger left alone overnight on a remote and inaccessible island. 103 more words

British Crime Drama

Quote of the day, Feb. 6

Ann Cleeves, on libraries

“Rather than the grey and dreary institutions of public perception, these should be places of innovation and experiment, where readers can take a chance on a book, pick one because they like the look of the cover or the title or because they see it returned by the gorgeous young man who lives in their street. 14 more words

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