Crime drama Vera faces criticism over 'abysmal' accents

Viewers love Vera – even though they aren't convinced by the accents.

Crime drama Vera has been criticised by viewers who claimed the Northumberland accents on the show are “abysmal”.

The ITV series starring Brenda Blethyn as frumpy but loveable DCI Vera Stanhope is a huge hit with viewers and its return on Sunday night was welcomed with open arms.

But some fans claimed that the dialect was not up to scratch.

However, despite the accent worries, the debut of the seventh series went down a storm on social media.

Some viewers said they had chosen Vera instead of Nazi drama SS-GB over on BBC1.

The series, which is adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 book of the same name and looks at what would have happened if the Nazis had won the Battle Of Britain, has received mixed reviews.

It has also faced criticism over its sound quality, with viewers complaining that some of the actors mumbled.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Anyone still watching that #ssgb nonsense should switch to @itv +1 for #VERA now.”

“Sorry SS-GB but Vera calls and it was my Mum’s name. Did you hear me, was I mumbling?,” quipped another.

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