Vera set to take dark turn over family feud as series 11 continues with murder probe

By Simon Duke

After the return of Vera attracted a large audience last weekend, the series 11 drama is set to take a dark turn on Sunday night as focus turns to the mysterious death of a teacher.

In excess of 4.5 million people tuned into see Brenda Blethyn once again don the now famous deer stalker hat and rain coat ensemble of her famous on screen alias, as the ITV drama returned after the new series was put on hold in the autumn.

Having gripped viewers for over a decade now, Vera made a triumphant comeback with the third episode of the new run 'Tyger Tyger,' which got off to a action packed start when a man was seriously injured in a robbery attempt at a Blyth fishing point.

He later died in hospital and, as he was critically injured in intensive care, the plot took a sinister twist when it was revealed that his young son had gone missing.

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Last Sunday's episode concluded with gripping scenes shot at Ocean Beach theme park in South Shields and the Vera action will continue on January 16 with As The Crow Flies.

Lizzy Swann, a primary school teacher, is found dead at the bottom of a cliff-side coastal walkway.

But, What appears at first to be a terrible accident, quickly becomes a murder investigation as Vera discovers evidence the body has been tampered with.

Lizzy's family are left devastated by her death, given that it is the latest in a long line of blows.

Her husband Phil was pensioned out of the army following an injury, his brother died in a car accident and the family’s farm is falling into ruin.

However, what they don't initially divulge is that Lizzy was feuding with a number of people before her death.

There was no love lost between her and envious sister-in-law, Rose; a clash with her youngest daughter’s wilful boyfriend, Greg and a public confrontation with Phil’s close-friend and tenant,Jamie ‘Macca’ McCarthy.

That means there are no shortage of suspects in the frame for her death as Vera and her team attempt to get to the bottom of the grim discovery.

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