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Vera Shadows in the Sky (2011– ) Online

Vera Shadows in the Sky (2011– ) Online
Original Title :
Shadows in the Sky
Genre :
TV Episode / Crime / Drama / Mystery
Year :
Directror :
William Sinclair
Cast :
Brenda Blethyn,Kenny Doughty,Jon Morrison
Writer :
Ann Cleeves,Martha Hillier
Type :
TV Episode
Time :
1h 29min
Rating :
Vera Shadows in the Sky (2011– ) Online

Dock safety manager Owen Thorne falls to his death from the top of a multi-storey car park. His family, including foster daughter Lila, adored him, but some blamed him for the accident that killed a young co-worker. The boy's father, Mick McKittrick, rang Owen the night he died and Lila's criminal father Logan also fought with him. Vera learns that he was in frequent touch with Hannah, a young runaway, though solely as a platonic helper, but then it transpires that they actually had a very different relationship, and another person in that relationship could well be Owen's killer.
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda Blethyn Brenda Blethyn - DCI Vera Stanhope
Kenny Doughty Kenny Doughty - DS Aiden Healy
Jon Morrison Jon Morrison - DC Kenny Lockhart
Cush Jumbo Cush Jumbo - DC Bethany Whelan
Kingsley Ben-Adir Kingsley Ben-Adir - Dr. Marcus Summer
Raquel Cassidy Raquel Cassidy - Gloria Edwards
Nadine Marshall Nadine Marshall - Ellie Thorne
Daniel Ezra Daniel Ezra - Cameron Thorne
Carla Melaco Carla Melaco - Lila Tilley
Levi Heaton Levi Heaton - Hannah Ferris
Lisa Hammond Lisa Hammond - Helen Milton
Riley Jones Riley Jones - DC Mark Edwards
Rob Jarvis Rob Jarvis - Mick Mckittrick
Bill Fellows Bill Fellows - Alec
Niall Greig Fulton Niall Greig Fulton - Logan Tilley

User reviews



Vera and Aidan walk into a troubled family in "Shadows in the Sky," the last episode of season 5.

A man, Owen, is found, face up, at the bottom of a car park. Did he commit suicide? Fall by accident? Or was he pushed? From the way he fell, it looks to Vera like he was pushed. In the investigation that follows, the man had problems at his job. A man died on his watch, after he claimed he had done the required safety checks. The man's father is seeking damages, but the case has been closed in favor of the company.

Owen's family consists of a wife, a son, and a young girl about to be adopted by them after they had fostered her for some time. A murder investigation puts the adoption in danger, but Vera can't leave anyone out of her investigation. His son is convinced that his father was having an affair, and a young woman he was spending time with, Hannah Ferris, is questioned.

But it's all more complicated than that.

Really interesting story and not easily figured out.

The landscape in this episode is beautiful, but so spare and desolate. Somehow it matches the show's atmosphere, though I find Vera has lightened up considerably over the years.


This episode contains a major flaw - the character Gloria is meant to be covering for Owen in the office at the same time as being admitted to a&e! Otherwise a good episode with plenty of possible suspects!