Season 07, Episode 03 – Broken Promise
DCI Vera Stanhope is called to the University of Northumberland when Jamie Marshall, a young, promising journalism student, plummets to his death from the top of a disused faculty building. With no eyewitnesses and no immediate leads, Vera turns to friends and family to glean all she can about Jamie, and to discover who might have wanted him dead.
The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she’s lonely, she doesn’t show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long-suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together, they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.