The shooting of a former drug squad officer opens yet another intriguing case for DI Travis and her sidekick.






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Series cast summary:
 DI Anna Travis (3 episodes, 2011)
 DCS James Langton (3 episodes, 2011)
 DCI Mike Lewis (3 episodes, 2011)
 DS Paul Barolli (3 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Lawrence ...
 Joan Faukland (3 episodes, 2011)
 Marshall / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Richard Clothier ...
 Pete Jenkins (3 episodes, 2011)
James Clyde ...
 Julias D'Anton / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
Stine Stengade ...
 Julia Larson (3 episodes, 2011)
 Sadie D'Anton (2 episodes, 2011)
 DCI Sam Power (2 episodes, 2011)
 Silas Roach (2 episodes, 2011)
Ashley George ...
 Eddie Court (2 episodes, 2011)
 Helga Nolan (2 episodes, 2011)
Kim Rømer ...
 Faber (2 episodes, 2011)
 Joshua White (2 episodes, 2011)
 Damian Nolan (2 episodes, 2011)
Enzo Squillino Jr. ...
 Danny Petrozzo (2 episodes, 2011)
 Andrej (2 episodes, 2011)
Callum Sutherland ...
 Frank Brandon (2 episodes, 2011)
 David Rushton (2 episodes, 2011)


DI Anna Travis reunited with DCS James Langton as they investigate the fatal shooting of Frank Brandon, an ex-police officer from the drug squad, whose body is found in a drug dealer s squat. Travis begins to uncover suspicious links between Brandon and the notorious drug-trafficker, Alexander Fitzpatrick, one of the most wanted men in the Western world who has eluded arrest for 20 years and has not been sighted until now. No one involved with the case can be trusted; witnesses, suspects, victims all appear to be lying. What can be so precious, valued, loved, that it s worth dying for? The answer lies behind a Deadly Intent. Written by Bye

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Still not doing much for me
23 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a fan of mystery/detective dramas, 'Above Suspicion' is yet to grip me. It is not a terrible series and does have its good points, but has several big flaws. So far "Deadly Intent" is the weakest of the three seasons seen so far (have yet to see the fourth).

Sure, it is filmed stylishly and atmospherically and the locations are used well. No drabness or choppy editing in sight. The story never makes you want to look at your watch or do something else, though it is never completely gripping. The villain has some menace to him.

On the other hand, there are still a lot wrong with "Deadly Intent". Kelly Reilly gives her worst performance of the series yet, her expression is so limited, her line delivery has little expression and she is incredibly wooden. You can never shake off the feeling that she is implausibly young either. Even Ciaran Hinds, who actually was pretty good in the first two series, is not enough to save "Deadly Intent". Again Langton is too much of a sleaze and is too cartoonish, and while Hinds is more commanding and involved than Reilly he chews the scenery here to uncomfortable and misplaced effect.

The characters fail to be interesting, instead riddled with badly written and explored clichés. The relationship between the two characters continues to be contrived. The sound continues to sometimes be sloppy and out of sync, the dialogue never sounds natural and while it has its moments the story is convoluted in places and throughout lacks tension or suspense. The ending doesn't ring true at all either.

In conclusion, didn't do much for me and manages to be weaker than the average at best previous two series. 4/10 Bethany Cox

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