Paranoid (2016– )
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When local GP Angela Benton is murdered by an oddly behaving man, detectives Bobby Day, Nina Suresh and Alec Wayfield commence what appears to be a straightforward investigation - but there is more to her death than meets the eye.


Mark Tonderai


Bill Gallagher, Bill Gallagher (created by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Indira Varma ... Nina Suresh
Robert Glenister ... Bobby Day
Dino Fetscher ... Alec Wayfield
Neil Stuke ... Michael Niles
Christiane Paul ... Linda Felber
Lesley Sharp ... Lucy Cannonbury
William Flanagan William Flanagan ... Luke Benton
Emma Bispham Emma Bispham ... Angela Benton
Anjli Mohindra ... WPC Megan Waters
John Duttine ... Eric Benton
Alexis Platt Alexis Platt ... Neighbour
William Ash ... Henry Appley
Michael Maloney ... Dr. Crowley
Jason Done ... Dennis
Shobna Gulati ... Dr. Parcival


Detectives Nina Suresh, Bobby Day and Alec Wayfield investigate when family doctor Angela Benton is murdered in a children's playground. The apparent killer, schizophrenic Jacob Appley, is later found dead but Alec disbelieves Doctor Crowley's view that it was suicide. Ageing, ailing Bobby befriends Lucy Cannonbury, a witness and friend of the victim, whilst Nina, dumped by boyfriend Dennis, turns to Alec. The detectives get wind of a bogus policeman, Galen, of whom there is no official record, and whom they name the Ghost Detective before a postcard arrives at the police station, saying Look At Angela's Past. This leads to Dusseldorf, home of Angela's ex-partner Ruben Lucana, and detective Linda Felber, who finds a dead man at Ruben's house. Then another card arrives for Bobby with the words You Have No Idea What You Are Up Against. Written by don @ minifie-1

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22 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Nina Suresh: Is there anybody out there doesn't know my boyfriend's dumped me? I'm thirty-eight years old. I'm childless. My arse is starting to sag. And the flake I thought was gonna marry me has given me the shove.
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A Murder With Broad Implications
16 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Like so many first episodes, this is expository. A young woman is killed in a playground by a man in a hoody. The man runs off. A young schizophrenic is suspected and he later kills himself. Interesting character development. The detectives have different problems: one has panic attacks, one has just been dumped by her boyfriend of four years, one has an adversarial relationship with a psychiatrist who has treated his mother. There is also a nasty kind of approach to the case at the station. They find out that a man pretending to be a detective is interviewing their witnesses. It sets up great tension.

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