Vera ITV filming switches location as crew spotted at North east landmark

Vera film crews at South Shields Town Hall
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The cast and crew of ITV's beloved drama, Vera, have been spotted filming at a new location - a renowned South Tyneside building.

This comes after the announcement last month that the popular series will conclude next year following its 14th season. Stars including Brenda Blethyn and David Leon reunited last week to commence shooting for the final two episodes. Their journey began in Cambois, Northumberland, with Brenda and her character's iconic Land Rover spotted near Blyth beach.

The subsequent day saw a flurry of activity both inside and outside Gateshead's Old Town Hall, followed by sightings of production vehicles at Ashington train station. As the new week unfolded, more locations were added to the list for Vera's 14th series.

On Wednesday, scenes were captured being filmed at residences in Whitburn, with local extras participating in the shoot. An early start was on the cards for the Vera team on Thursday as they were seen setting up outside the Town Hall in South Shields.

In recent weeks, there have been multiple calls for North East residents to participate in the new series of Vera, with supporting roles available for all ages. Before returning to Blyth for additional filming on Friday, May 10, young extras were needed to portray teenage bikers in a scene, and adults were sought to play passers-by.

Over the last decade, Vera, which is based on a series of books from author Ann Cleeves, has filmed across several popular spots around the North-east and Teesside. Just last summer, film crews were spotted on the Redcar Esplanade and Hartlepool headland, with many fans posing for pictures with Brenda and co-star David Leon.