ITV shut down Newcastle’s Quayside to film Vera on Tuesday night

Pedestrians had to take a long route along the Quayside on Tuesday night as Vera began filming

The Quayside in Newcastle was brought to a halt on Tuesday night as the cast of ITV's Vera filmed on location.

The drama series closed the footpath on the Newcastle side of the Quayside outside the popular venue Riverside.

There was a large presence of cast and crew although, given the distance around the perimeter and low lighting, it was hard to make out which stars of the show featured in the scene.

Cameras rolled as what looked to be action from a night out was recorded - actors and actresses wooped and hollered as they queued outside the Riverside venue.

Passers-by stopped over the Swing Bridge to watch the cast and crew in action.

The British crime series follows the work of Vera Stanhope based on a series of novels by Ann Cleves.

It looked like some sort of club scene was being shot

The show was first broadcast in May 2011 and stars Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope.

Series 11 of the show was first aired in August 2021 and continued in January of this year.

With filming back in action, there looks set to be another series of the much-loved show on the way.

Access to the road was closed

Vera is known for championing Newcastle, Northumberland and the wider North East with some of the region's most famous backdrops famously appearing in the show.

Viewers will no doubt be looking out for the scene at Riverside which shut down the Quayside in episodes to come.