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

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 DI Anna Travis / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 DCI Mike Lewis / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 DC Joan Faukland / ... (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 DS Paul Barolli (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 DC Barbara Maddox (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Veronica Malins (5 episodes, 2009-2012)
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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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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 »

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About par "Above Suspicion"
6 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another run-out for Ciaran Hinds, Kelly Reilly and the team, this time on the trail of the murderer of a promiscuous, drug taking young actress. As usual with La Plante, there are suspects a-plenty, sometimes there you fell just to flesh the story out and a major sub-plot with Hinds on the look-out for whoever's loose-lips cost him a coveted promotion. The convoluted plot, interspersed with a series of flash-backs, is brought, on thus occasion, I felt, to a less than riveting conclusion by the final scene, with the murderer in fact turning himself in by that point.

As for the acting, Hinds is good, perhaps helped by his more developed character, now less chauvinistic and shouty than before. Kelly Reilly as the ambitious, intuitive maverick in the pack still looks more befuddled than brainy in he part. There's some good acting in support, especially amongst the murdered girl's junkie so-called friends.

LaPlante no doubt felt at home portraying the acting world as scabrously as she does here and her dialogue for the most part rings true, but I felt an hour could have easily been lopped off the running-time and a few less unnecessary red-herrings dropped along the way which would have made the production correspondingly tighter and more compelling.


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