Cast and crew of hit ITV show Vera back filming in Northumberland

Filming of Vera at Howick Seahouses Farm. Picture by Jane Coltman
Filming of Vera at Howick Seahouses Farm. Picture by Jane Coltman

Filming for ITV crime drama Vera is once again taking place in Northumberland.

The cast and crew from the popular show are back in the county, this time capturing scenes for the seventh series.

A set for Vera in position on the beach at Rumbling Kern. Picture by Jane Coltman

A set for Vera in position on the beach at Rumbling Kern. Picture by Jane Coltman

Shooting took place at Rumbling Kern, near Howick, today.

The team will be filming in Craster tomorrow and Friday and then Seahouses and the Farne Islands on Saturday. They will be back in Craster on Monday.

It is not the first time that the show has used locations in Northumberland for filming.

Location manager Martin Campbell said it was a delight to be back in the county and said that Brenda Blethyn – who plays the show’s DCI Vera Stanhope – is present for filming.

Cast and crew at Howick Seahouses Farm. Picture by Jane Coltman

Cast and crew at Howick Seahouses Farm. Picture by Jane Coltman

He told the Gazette: “We chose Northumberland to film scenes for Vera because of the pure beauty of the place.

“It has fantastic locations and it is very visual. It looks fantastic on camera and there is so much variation.

“Not only that, but the people of Northumberland are so nice and so friendly.”

Mr Campbell said he did not know when the seventh series would be screened. He said that it could well be early next year, but could not confirm this.

The set at Rumbling Kern, near Howick. Picture by Jane Coltman

The set at Rumbling Kern, near Howick. Picture by Jane Coltman

Lead star Blethyn has previously spoken of her affection for Northumberland.

Last year, during an interview with ITV’s This Morning programme, she said: “Northumberland really is beautiful. It is a joy to be up there and the people are so friendly, really nice.”

The county is often used as a filming location for movies and television shows.

Earlier this year, Alnwick won a public vote to be named as the UK’s favourite film and TV location.