Vera's Brenda Blethyn films in Glanton as village pub holds 'clue' to ITV plot

Vera star Brenda Blethyn was seen filming scenes for the final series of the hit drama in Glanton ion Tuesday, with the new name for the village's pub holding a potential 'clue' to the plot of the final episodes.

BAFTA winner Brenda has been playing the no nonsense sleuth for 14 years now, having appeared in her first scenes in the role back in 2011, in the show's pilot episode that also featured a young Sam Fender as a teenage murder victim. As well as scoring consistently high ratings for ITV, with its series 13 launch beating BBC rival Call The Midwife, Vera has become a big hit across the globe, earning a worldwide fanbase.

Fans in the likes of America, Australia and Japan have become hooked on the drama, meaning upset over Vera ending spread much further than British soil, when it was announced back in April that it would be wrapping up with two final episodes in early 2025. Filming on those got going at the end of May and, after residents in Glanton got notification of filming a few weeks ago, the Vera cast and crew descended on Tuesday.

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And, as well as revealing that Glanton had had its name changed to Ghyllstead for the purposes of the storyline, local pub The Queen's Head was also given a new identity as The Stanhope Arms. The significance of its new identity will not be lost of Vera fans as the detective's second name is of course Stanhope.

Vera's Brenda Blethyn films in Glanton
Vera's Brenda Blethyn films in Glanton -Credit:Glenn Martin

The move suggests that the last ever instalments of Vera could offer more insight into Brenda's character personal life and family past, with it being eluded to do in past episodes including series 12 finale The Darkest Evening.