Vera: Broken Promise (ITV 2 Apr 2017, with Brenda Blethyn)

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Award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn returns to her role as the caustic, complex DCI Vera Stanhope of the Northumbria and City Police for a new series of four dramas based on the characters created by bestselling author Ann Cleeves.

In episode three, Broken Promise, Vera is called to the University of Northumberland when Jamie Marshall, a young, promising journalism student, plummets to his death from the top of a disused faculty building.

With no eyewitnesses and no immediate leads, Vera turns to friends and family to glean all she can about Jamie, and to discover who might have wanted him dead. Her investigation delves further into Jamie’s academic and personal life, as it becomes apparent that all is not as it seems. His sunny persona is betrayed by vlog posts that cast Jamie in a different light altogether, with anger and resentment bubbling to
the surface.

But what was Jamie rallying against? In writing part-time for the local newspaper, could this bright, popular student have made enemies who would want to silence him? Facing deception from all quarters, Vera must unravel the tangled web of relationships in Jamie’s life before an unexpected chain of events leads to disastrous consequences.

Vera: Broken Promise Season 7 Episode 3 (of 4) airs on Sunday 2 April 2017 from 8.00pm-10.00pm on ITV

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