Vera: Episode Death of a Family Man Music & List of Songs
Release date: 18 May 2014
Director: David Richards
Stars: Clare Calbraith (Shep), Brenda Blethyn (DCI Vera Stanhope), Kingsley Ben-Adir (Dr. Marcus Summer), Ian van Temperley (John Shearwood), Martin Oldfield (Billy's Solicitor), Jon Morrison (DC Kenny Lockhart), Billy Howle (Billy Shearwood), John Draycott (Tailor), Maibritt Saerens (Stella Shearwood), Moey Hassan (Malachi), David Leon (DS Joe Ashworth), Tom Hutch (DC John Warren), Robert Glenister (Owen Preece), Sonya Cassidy (Celine Ashworth), Mark Anthony Bolton (Deceased on Mortuary Table), Colin Tierney (Luke Shearwood), Olivia Armstrong (Jessie Ashworth), Tim Dantay (Mark Donovan), Agata Jarosz (Cleaning Lady), Clare Kerrigan (Gemma Makins), Melissa Jane Sinden (Eileen) see more...
Haulage contractor John Shearwood's body is dragged from a river and the bruises on his knuckles suggest that his death was not suicide. Estranged wife Stella and brother Luke thought that he was in Dublin on business but customs investigator Owen Preece tells Vera that John was working on his behalf to expose a smuggling racket by John's manager Mark Donovan. Donovan however was not at the murder scene at the time of death though both Stella and Billy, John's teen-age son, a recovering drug addict were both in the vicinity. John was leading a double life with a girl-friend Gemma Makins though she turns out to be the mother of a young boy whom a drunken Billy once accidentally ran over and killed. But then Billy makes a startling confession which eventually leads Vera to solving the case.