Filming for the new series o ITV1 's Vera is now underway across the North East - so where will the intrepid detective venture next?
The soaring success of the Northumberland -set crime drama has been credited with bringing an influx of visitors to the region.
The so-called “Vera effect” - with viewers proving keen to see the on-screen beauty spots for themselves - has had welcome knock-on results for the local economy too.
And now these are being felt wider afield as DCI Vera Stanhope - a role which Brenda Blethyn made her own - has been exploring more and more of the area outside her usual patch over the series’ run.
By now, cast and crew have filmed over much of the region, with Vera’s cases and escalating crime luring her into the city centre and around North and South Tyneside.
The landscapes used are increasingly varied, ranging from the sweeping splendour of Dunstanburgh Castle to the industrial backdrop of the former Swan Hunter shipyard in Wallsend .
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