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Village’s starring role as set for crime drama

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A popular TV crime drama programme, which features a north Northumberland seaside village as its backdrop, airs this weekend.

Last summer, award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn and the ITV Studios production team filmed on location in Alnmouth for series four of Vera.

The first part of the new series is being screened on ITV tomorrow at 8pm.

Alnmouth features in the opening episode, which is entitled On Harbour Street and also stars David Leon, Sonya Cassidy, Jon Morrison and Eva Birthistle.

DCI Vera Stanhope, played by Blethyn, investigates the death of Margaret Kraszewski found stabbed on a Newcastle train at rush hour.

The trail leads the team to a quiet Northumberland coastal town where clues appear to lead to one particular street - but why are the residents so reluctant to talk?

Vera is based on the character created by crime novelist Ann Cleeves.

Previous episodes have been filmed in Northumberland, such as Druridge Bay, Low Hauxley and Embleton and the programme has been hailed for boosting tourism.

Our video shows actor David Leon (wearing blue show protectors) and the film crew outside The Village Tearooms in Alnmouth during filming on the longest day of the year in June 2013. It also shows the impressive set constructed on the beach.

 

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