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3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

It stars Brenda Blethyn and takes place in England in the country.

It's really a British show and sometimes I have a hard time understanding their accented English.  It is a crime drama, different every week, and I am usually surprised at the ending when the culprit is discovered by Vera.  She is brilliant in the series.

 

Google her; she is an interesting woman.  Age 66 and has said "I don't care what I look like in a role."   Vera is rather dumpy, over weight and a plain Jane.  But so intelligent; you will love her.

 

Have you seen Vera?

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I just can't watch anything when they have a British accent. I try and try and can't understand a word! 

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I've seen all the episodes through season 3 or 4.  What channel is showing it on Sunday nights?

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I love British shows but, like you, have a hard time understanding the accent.  So I turn on the "closed caption " so that I see the words.  Works like a charm!

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

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I lived in England, so I think it's easier for me to understand what they are saying.  I love Vera.  You can watch her on Acorn tv, too. I remember going to Scotland and the family I was staying with asked me to slow down when I spoke because they couldn't understand my American accent.  I had to ask them the same thing. 

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I have wanted to see Vera for years!! We don't get her. I take it you watch on a PBS station? On Sundays? I have 3 stations and am going to look more closely for it and also write to my station-whoops, better not since I'm not a member anymore.

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I have seen Vera and really like the shows......see it on my PBS channel.......but the prob is the shows are shown "here and there" and i like to watch a series in order......i did notice while going to the local library for another series that they did have the Vera series available...but i am not sure if the "whole" series was available.............something you can check out at  your local library if you can't get it on TV.

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I've seen the Vera series in the past. Is another season coming on?  It was shown on Sat. nights.  

 

Not all PBS shows are not the same schedule.  We get 3 PBS channels here and they will often show the same series but on a different day and often weeks later than the channel it premiered on.

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

Closed captioning is your friend when it comes to many of the British programs shown on PBS

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Re: 3/13/17: Do you watch "Vera" on Sunday nights?

I don't understand why there is such a difference in PBS stations.  I don't get Vera (wish I did).  I don't get Agatha Raisin (wish I did).  I didn't think I lived in the hinterland.