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Ring In The New Year with A Little Mystery and Intrigue

Before the countdown to the New Year begins, Detectives Vera Stanhope and John Barnaby are in a time crunch of their own to catch a killer.

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

BLOOD AND BONE – When charred remains are discovered in a slaughterhouse furnace, DCI Vera Stanhope is called to investigate the horrific circumstances that led to the murder.

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The charred corpse of policeman Harry Fenton is discovered in the furnace of a slaughterhouse known for rule-bending, on the day of his retirement. Colleagues tell Vera he seemed distracted and he had lied to his wife Rita regarding his whereabouts. Security cameras shows Naz Ahmed, a driver for Dale Acreman's haulage firm, delivering to the facility around the time of Harry's murder and Vera learns from Gareth Hennings, son of Harry's best friend Jesse, that Harry had been investigating Naz and other drivers for fraud and money laundering. Vera now believes that Harry was murdered to prevent him reporting the goings on at the haulage company but faces a barrage of lies before she can solve the case.


DCI John Barnaby investigates murder and mystery in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices.

HARVEST OF SOULS - DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson are called when an equestrian-center owner is trampled to death by his own horse. Upon further investigation, the two uncover a complex feud from the past.

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The annual harvest fair and the daredevil riders of the Wall of Death come to Midsomer village Whitcombe Mallet. When the owner of an equestrian center is trampled by his horse, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to unravel a complex feud from the past, where nothing is what it seems.

While the unfair Whitcombe Mallet is in full swing, arrogant stable owner Harry Wyham, son of local squire Jasper and his wife Serena, is killed with a large dose of ketamine. Harry's plans for expansion angered many villagers, notably Wall of Death owner Butch Nevins and vet Clara Myerscough, mother of Harry's volatile ex-wife Jessica, whom Harry had barred from seeing their daughter. Butch's son Sean is a prime suspect as he is dating Harry's sister Beth, causing the two men to fight and the Nevins family are also in the frame when Jasper's horses are stolen. When two more of Harry's adversaries are slain Barnaby closes down the funfair but a secret affair from the past is then exposed and the vengeful killer takes drastic action. Barnaby must act quickly to prevent further victims of the harvest of souls.

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