The murder of a young actress starts an investigation that uncovers on-screen tensions, a complex private life, controversial memoirs, and suspected abuse.


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Series cast summary:
 DI Anna Travis / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
 DCS James Langton / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
 DCI Mike Lewis / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Amanda Lawrence ...
 DC Joan Faukland / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
 DS Paul Barolli (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
 DC Barbara Maddox (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
 Veronica Malins (5 episodes, 2009-2012)


Young Detective Constable Anna Travis joins the team led by D.C.I. Langton to investigate a series of gruesome murders of young women, which first began eight years previously. All the victims were prostitutes and all killed in the same way. Then a seventh body is found but this is the corpse of a student, though a vital piece of evidence links her death to the others, involving a house in Manchester where Alan Daniels, a popular young actor, grew up. Anna goes undercover to get to know him better but finds herself getting emotionally involved. Written by don @ minifie-1

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4 January 2009 (UK)  »

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Silent Scream  »

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16 : 9
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Although the series as a whole was axed by ITV, in a interview on 9th September 2013 Lynda La Plante said there would be another 4 Above Suspicion stories produced and they were just waiting for Kelly Reily to become available for filming. See more »


Followed by Above Suspicion: The Red Dahlia: Part 1 (2010) See more »

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good start, creepy uncle vibe
24 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly) is a new police detective. Her first day does not go well as a decomposing body is discovered. Her new boss DCI Langton (Ciarán Hinds) is her late father's mate. The dead woman is related to a whole series of dead women and a possible serial killer. American acting star Alan Daniels becomes the prime suspect. She begins a relationship with him and also investigates him.

This starts well with an adorable Reilly stumbling through her first day. Hinds is a great mentor character. These two characters have the potential for building a great police procedural. There is no mystery with only one main suspect. The other problem is that Anna goes from zero to a hundred in a flash. She's completely incompetent in the first ten minutes and she quickly turns into one of the best detectives. The show is over-extended and the flirtations between Travis and Langton are really creepy considering his relationship with her. He's basically a creepy uncle. It would be better to eliminate his connection to her father.

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