Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders


ITV - 2020

Following the success of series nine, award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn returns as DCI Vera Stanhope in four self-contained crime stories which are inspired by the best-selling novels and characters created by acclaimed crime writer Ann Cleeve.

Episode two of the four feature length episodes, Parent Not Expected, is a story which includes a salmon fishing farm that was filmed at Burnmouth Harbour in the Scottish Borders.

Blethyn recalls: "It rained and it rained and it rained. We had to keep
changing location because of the rain. Improvising around it. But it
sometimes proved beneficial!"

St Abbs, a popular filming location which featured in Avengers: Endgame, also makes an appearance in the episode which screened on ITV in January 2020.