Vera ITV final series filming starts in Northumberland as cast and famous Land Rover spotted

Vera fiming in Tynemouth -Credit:PA
Vera fiming in Tynemouth -Credit:PA

Filming has officially started on the final series of Vera as the cast, including leading lady Brenda Blethyn, crew members and the TV detective's famous Land Rover were spotted in Northumberland on Monday.

It's now been a week since ITV announced that Vera will end next year, with the new broken in a statement that including quotes from Brenda, who admitted she'd be sad at saying 'cheerio' to a character she's been playing since 2011. In a message to fans, Brenda also thanked the people of the North East for their 'friendship' over the last decade or so, with the BAFTA winner often spending months away from home as she films each series.

On the same day that Vera's fate was sealed, Brenda and her co-stars reunited for a first read through of the new scripts and, on Monday morning, were clocked filming scenes for the two final feature length episodes. An eagle eyed fan clocked Vera's Land Rover parked in Cambois, with their instincts then cemented with the sight of Brenda in her alias' trench coat and fishing hat garb, standing not far away from returning sidekick David Leon.

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Photos taken by the fan were posted on Facebook, with fellow lovers of all things DCI Stanhope quick to react. One replied: "She loves Cambois and North Blyth," with another commenting "The series will be a big miss"

The Vera team are no stranger to Northumberland, with Cambois featured in the show's early days, as well as Blyth, Cramlington, Seahouses and Craster. Cambois was also one of the locations used for new Alibi thriller The Red King, which will air its second episode this week.