Vera ITV filming in Northumberland village 'postponed' due to election as new date confirmed

TV's Vera at Points Bridge in Wyl;am
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Filming on the last ever series of Vera, due to take place in a small Northumberland village, has now been 'postponed' due to the upcoming General Election, with the scrapping of planned road closures meaning that locals will be able to go cast their votes without any issue.

It was announced last week that the cast and crew of the hit ITV drama will soon descend on Glanton to shoot more scenes for the final two feature length mysteries of Vera's 14 year stint on screen. The episodes are set to air on ITV1 in early 2025 and Northumberland has already been visited by Brenda Blethyn and co since cameras started rolling in May, just a week after it was announced that the show will be coming to an end.

The first location BAFTA winner Brenda was spotted was Cambois, as she filmed alongside returning sidekick David Leon, before she was then seen in Blyth and production vehicles were also spotted in Ashington. Vera filming in Glanton was confirmed last week, after residents received letters informing them that the team from ITV would be descending on both Tuesday, June 25 and then again on Thursday, July 4 - the same day as the country goes to the polls in the General Election.

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Hiwever, in an update delivered by local Councillor, Steven Bridgett, on Wednesday, June 19, it was announced that the second lot of filming, which is set to see village pub The Queen's Head have a starring role, has now been pushed back a day, to Friday, July 5.

Coun. Bridgett's update read: 'Filming will still place on Tuesday, June 25 as set out in the letter sent out to residents. However, following discussions and at the request at the Election Team at County Hall, there are to be no road closures in place in Glanton on July 4 that would impede or discourage anyone from casting their vote in the general election.

"For this reason, filming will not take place on Friday, July 5 and follow the proposed timings that were set out in the letter to residents for July 4."