Episode 5: Vital Signs

The charred remains of local GP, Doctor Lucy Yo, are found in the back of a burned out car that’s been abandoned in a deserted quarry. Her husband states that she was called out to a patient on the evening in question but we soon discover from her colleagues at the surgery that there is no record of any patient. So who lured Doctor Yo out that night and who would want her dead?

As Vera probes further into Doctor Yo’s life she uncovers a web of intrigue, betrayal and deadly secrets. An elaborate affair, accusations of malpractice and an investigation into prescription fraud are just the tip of the iceberg with this case. As Vera seeks out the truth amongst the bed of lies the real Doctor Lucy Yo is revealed.


  • Angela Sims as Pat Cringle
  • Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope
  • Danyal Ismail as Yousef Adwan
  • Frances Grey as Olivia Parmer
  • Freya McNulty as Zoe McShane
  • Garry Cooper as Cliff Clingle
  • Geoffrey Lumb as Rob McShane
  • Heather Bleasdale as Val Kirkstall
  • Hugh Quarshie as Dr Leon Parmer
  • Ibinabo Jack as DC Jacqueline Williams
  • Isabel Butt as Raya Bellingham
  • Issey King as Martha Parmer
  • Jon Morrison as DC Kenny Lockhart
  • Joyce Veheary as Dr Lucy Yo
  • Kenny Doughty as DS Aiden Healy
  • Kirsten Foster as Tasmin Yo
  • Paul Kaye as Malcolm Donahue
  • Riley Jones as DC Mark Edwards
  • Sean Kearns as James Stratton
  • Spike Leighton as Aaron Kirkstall

Vera returns tonight on ITV1 at 8pm