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Exposing Sinister Secrets and A Police Coverup

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Detectives Vera Stanhope and Jane Tennison will stop at nothing to make sure criminals are brought to justice.

8pm Friday VERA – Crime Drama
DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

CUCKOO - DCI Vera Stanhope is called to the tragic scene of an unidentified teenage boy found dead in a sleepy coastal town.

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Vera is confronted with the tragic scene of a teenage boy's murder. His body is found in a shipyard in the sleepy coastal town of Peyton-by-the-Sea. He is not recognized locally, so his identity is unknown. Eventually, Missing Persons records reveal that troubled Caden Lennon had absconded from the care of his support worker six weeks previously.

With few leads thrown up by the Newcastle estate where Caden came from, Vera looks to the Peyton locals to throw some light on the investigation. Beneath the quaint facade she discovers that there is a growing drug problem. But, with local dealer Tony Briggs now apparently going straight, it's not clear why. Vera begins to question whether Caden's connections to Newcastle and Peyton run deeper and whether the lack of leads points to a ring of silence with darker forces at play. Vera must uncover the missing link to find Caden's ruthless killer.

9:30pm PRIME SUSPECT Crime Drama
A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades. Starring Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison.

KEEPER OF SOULS PT 1 - Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of homicide. Soon a homicide case impinges on her new job. A young male prostitute, 17-year-old rent boy, Colin 'Connie' Jenkins is murdered in the apartment of Vera Reynolds, a trans woman and cabaret performer. Jane is on the trail of the boy's brutal pimp, James Jackson, but her investigation is complicated by the Old Boy's Network, which is spying on her and is more concerned with preventing scandal than bringing the villain to justice.