Above Suspicion is a British crime drama television series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream which follows the career of La Plante's latest heroine Detective Inspector Anna Travis as she solves a variety of gruesome crimes.
The series aired in the UK on ITV from 4 January, 2009 to 23 January, 2012. There are 11 hour-long episodes in four seasons.
Above Suspicion premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Monday 8 August 2011, at 20h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 - entitled Deadly Intent - premiered on BBC Entertainment on Monday 14 May 2012, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are three episodes in the third season.
Kelly Reilly returns as the newly promoted DI Anna Travis in Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent, adapted from Lynda La Plante's fourth novel in her best-selling series about the rookie detective.
Reilly stars alongside Ciarán Hinds, who reprises his role as her boss, the volatile Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton.
They are joined by Shaun Dingwall as Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lewis, who will be heading up his first murder case, Celyn Jones as Detective Sergeant Paul Barolli and Amanda Lawrence as Joan Faukland.
Guest stars in the new season include Ray Fearon, Robbie Gee, Andrew Woodall, Julian Sands and Richard Brake as well as acclaimed Danish actresses Stine Stengade and Benedikte Hansen.
Following a fatal shooting in a notorious drug dealer's squat, the murder team, headed up by DCI Mike Lewis (Shaun Dingwall), quickly identify the victim as Frank Brandon - an ex-police officer from the drug squad, and friend of DCS James Langton (Ciarán Hinds).
The team begin the task of trying to connect the presence of their ex-colleague in such desperate and squalid surroundings.
After further investigation Travis (Kelly Reilly) begins to uncover suspicious links between Brandon and the notorious drug-trafficker, Alexander Fitzpatrick, one of the most wanted men in the Western world.
Operating under numerous aliases, he has eluded arrest for 20 years and there have been no sightings of him... until now.
Energised by her findings and with the body count mounting, it seems more likely that this infamous drug baron is back in the UK. Will they figure out Fitzpatrick's plan in time or will he be the one that got away...
Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent is a La Plante Production for ITV1. The executive producers are Lynda La Plante and Liz Thorburn. The producer is Hugh Warren and the director is Gillies MacKinnon.
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (2 episodes)
Premiere: 8 August 2011 | Finale: 15 August 2011 | Mondays, 20h00
Season 2 (3 episodes)
Premiere: 22 August 2011 | Finale: 5 September 2011 | Mondays, 20h00
Season 3 (3 episodes)
Premiere: 14 May 2012 | Finale: 28 May 2012 | Mondays, 20h00
Season 4 (3 episodes)
Premiere: 23 May 2014 | Finale: 6 June 2014 | Fridays, 20h00