Above Suspicion

9:30pm Friday, January 27 on TV One

Crime writer par excellence Lynda La Plante (Prime Suspect) launches a new heroine in the gripping crime thriller Above Suspicion.

Based on her best selling novel, the series introduces Detective Constable Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly), a young and ambitious officer who is fast-tracking her way through the ranks, eager to prove herself to be as successful as her late father.

In tonight’s episode, a young girl’s body is dumped, horrifically mutilated and drained of blood. Her death is an ominous mirror image of an unsolved 1940s case in Los Angeles known as “The Black Dahlia”. DC Travis must race against time to catch this copycat killer, dubbed “The Red Dahlia”, from the flower his victim wore in her hair. But there are no suspects and media frenzy is spiralling out of control.

“A cracking plot and a terrific lead character” – The Daily Telegraph

UKTV – Mondays from 22 February, 9.30pm

Based on Lynda La Plante’s best selling novel, this two-part drama introduces DC Anna Travis, a young and ambitious officer who is fast-tracking her way through the ranks, eager to prove herself to be as successful as her late father.

Anna has been assigned to her first murder case – a gruesome series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. The murders started eight years ago, and now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, and the victims are all drug-users and prostitutes.

Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same, but the victim is a young student.

Determined to earn recognition from her boss, the brusque Detective Chief Inspector Langton, and the respect of her male colleagues, Anna works hard to find a vital piece of information which links one man to the murders.

The suspect is Alan Daniels, a much-loved actor on the brink of international stardom. His arrest would create media frenzy. But if he is found innocent Anna’s hard fought for reputation would be destroyed.

Starring: Kelly Reilly (Pride and Prejudice, Agatha Christie’s Poirot), Ciarán Hinds (There Will Be Blood, In Bruges, Miami Vice, Munich), Shaun Dingwall (Sex, the City and Me, Doctor Who, The Young Victoria), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider, The Pianist, The Beach).