Vera ITV filming to shut down road in Northumberland for 14 hours as cast switch locations

Vera production crew outside a property on Kenton Avenue. Brenda Blethyn spotted amongst other cast members in Gosforth
Brenda Blethyn spotted amongst other cast members in Gosforth -Credit:Newcastle Chronicle

Vera has the power to bring criminals to justice and she also apparently has the hour to close roads, as filming on the new series will shut a road for 14 hours on Thursday.

Following the announcement that Vera series 14 will be the last for the hit ITV drama and the cast reunited for a script read through last week, production has now started on what look set to be the last ever episodes, with plans for two new feature length mysteries to air in early 2025.

The first location the Vera cast and crew were spotted on their return to the North East was Cambois, with Brenda Blethyn and David Leon seen filming a scene surrounded by a small number of crew, as Vera's famous Land Rover was parked nearby. A few hours later, fans in the vicinity of Blyth beach were put on high alert, as Brenda was seen there and her stunt double caused confusion for one fan, with footage getting a big reaction on TikTok.

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On Tuesday, filming moved to Gateshead, with Brenda and her Land Rover being seen at the Old Town Hall and, as extras are recruited for more filming in Blyth next week, another location has now been revealed, thanks to a road closure notice that has appeared online.

It's been confirmed that this Thursday, May 2, the C131 Shadfen Junction to Bothal Bridge will be closed between 7am and 9pm, to allow a safe space for the cast to film.

As well as appearing on a traffic network site, residents were informed of the closure via a post on Pegswood Parish Council's Facebook page, with one fan reacting: "ooooh I could have a little walk to bothal!!"

Road closures being put in place for Vera filming are something residents have got used to over the last 13 years, last year residents in a particular street in Tynemouth were also asked to move their cars for production vehicles.