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Above Suspicion 

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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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Lynda La Plante
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kelly Reilly ...  DI Anna Travis / ... 11 episodes, 2009-2012
Ciarán Hinds ...  DCS James Langton / ... 11 episodes, 2009-2012
Shaun Dingwall ...  DCI Mike Lewis / ... 11 episodes, 2009-2012
Amanda Lawrence ...  DC Joan Faukland / ... 11 episodes, 2009-2012
Celyn Jones ...  DS Paul Barolli 9 episodes, 2010-2012
Michelle Holmes ...  DC Barbara Maddox 8 episodes, 2009-2012
Thusitha Jayasundera ...  Veronica Malins 5 episodes, 2009-2012
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Scream See more »

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Portugal See more »

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| (2 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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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 »

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

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Still not doing much for me
23 May 2016 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee 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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