ITV Vera’s DC Mark Edwards star teases ‘bucket list worthy’ prize to fans of drama

ITV Vera’s DC Mark Edwards star teases ‘bucket list worthy’ prize to fans of drama

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 14/02/2024

- 20:17

Series 14 was recently confirmed but some fans won't have to wait too long for their next Vera fix

Vera fans have been left delighted by one star’s generous offer to give away the chance for them to visit the set and enjoy a dinner with him.

DC Mark Edwards actor Riley Jones took to social media to announce the special opportunity, which fans of the crime drama have been sent into a frenzy over.

Last week, the actor shared on X: “Hands up who wants to win a Vera set visit and dinner with myself?!

“To be in with a chance just buy one of my signed prints. Your name will be entered into the draw for every print you buy. (They make great presents!) Limited run so don’t miss out!” (sic)

It didn’t take long for viewers of the ITV series to swoop to the comments section to express their excitement.

One enthused: “This would definitely make my birthday and my screenwriting dreams!!!”

Vera and Mark

Vera fans have been jumping at the chance to win the special gift


“Oh my word. That would be a dream come true. Just bought my print. fingers crossed,” a second commented hopefully.

Another penned: “I love mine x Great keepsake to have if you’re a true Vera fan.”

Another fan wrote: “A gracious and generous prize, very bucket list worthy. I am hoping they’re still available for a little while longer so that I can buy one. #Vera.”

“Most definately, the ultimate prize,” a fifth added while another simply commented: “Yes please!” (sic)


Vera fans were pleased to learn the drama will be returning next year


Fans of the show were delighted to find out another series had been confirmed for next year, with no apparent plans for the trench-coat-wearing favourite DI Vera Stanhope (played by Brenda Blethyn) to step away from the role anytime soon.

It was confirmed by ITV the programme would return in 2025, but some were disappointed to learn series 14 would consist of just two episodes.

The most recent series was only formed of three, feature-length instalments, so it isn't unusual for the show to air just a handful of episodes in each series.

The only exception seems to be 2021, with the series being made up of an entire six episodes, leaving fans thrilled.

Riley Jones as Mark

Riley Jones has starred in the series since 2011

Riley Jones youTube

Sarah Kameela Impey, Brenda Blethyn and Riley Jones

Riley Jones offered the prize on his X account


The new instalments will be filmed in spring, but currently, there is no release date for fans to look forward to.

Having first hit screens back in 2011, the series remains a favourite among crime drama fans and has built up a huge following.

Fans also enjoy keeping up with the cast, so it's not surprising Jones' offer saw a swarm of hopeful fans wanting to take part.

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