Series 10 will see Brenda Blethyn to take up the role of Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope once more.
She will be joined by Kenny Doughty as Detective Sergeant Aiden Healy, Jon Morris as Detective Constable Jon Morrison, Ibinabo Jack as Detective Constable Jacqueline Williams and Riley Jones as Detective Constable Mark Edwards, while Paul Kaye returns as pathologist Dr Malcolm Donahue.
The first of four feature-length episodes will air from 8pm to 10pm on Sunday, January 12.
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Sunderland Greyhound Stadium features in episode 4. Picture: Kevin Brady
The stories, made by Silverprint Pictures, which is part of the ITV Studios, are inspired by the best-selling novels and characters created by crime writer Ann Cleeves.
Take a look at the North East (and nearby) locations featured in the new series ….
The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle features in episode 1. Also look out for the Tan Hill Inn, Gateshead Snooker Centre, Neptune Garage (Fisher Street), Tanfield School and Retro Bar in Newcastle. Picture: Google
The Grotto, Marsden Bay, can be seen in episode 4.
Tranwell Woods, near Morpeth Tranwell Woods appears in episode 1 when Vera (Brenda Blethyn) has to unravel the circumstances of self-styled entrepreneur Freddie Gill’s death when his body is found by bailiffs attempting to repossess his house.
The University Hospital of Hartlepool features in episode 2.
Mister Ridleys Ice Cream and Coffee at Ridley Park in Blyth also features in episode 1. Picture by Jane Coltman
City Tea Rooms, St Thomas Street, Sunderland features in episode 3. Planet House in Sunderland also features in this episode.
Longhoughton beach features in episode 2 when the body of 19 year-old apprentice electrician Dennis Bayliss is discovered, washed up on the shore of a North Northumberland rural estate. Filming also took place at Orchard House, Alnwick.
Whitley Bay can be seen in episode 2 along with various locations in North Shields.
Newcastle University features in episode 2, as does Newcastle Holiday Inn. Picture: Google
Eyemouth harbour features in episode 2, along with nearby Cockburnspath.
Burnmouth harbour, just north of Berwick, features in episode 2.
The Arriva bus depot in Jesmond features in episode 3. Picture: Google
The Beacon shopping centre in North Shields can be seen in episode 3. Picture: Google
The Brett Oils Factory in Gateshead can be seen in episode 3. Picture: Google
St Paul's Church, Whitley Bay, features in episode 4.
North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, features in episode 4.