Above Suspicion: Set 1
For eight years, someone has been murdering women, following the same brutal ritual each time. The most recent victim doesn’t fit the profile, but evidence links her to the others. Anna volunteers to go undercover to crack the case.
Langton allows Anna to spend an evening at the ballet with the prime suspect, a handsome actor on the brink of stardom. A discovery at the place where one of the victims lived helps Anna set a trap. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Anna and Langton.
Disc 2: The Red Dahlia
A young woman’s body is found by the Thames, horribly mutilated and drained of blood. It’s exactly like the famously unsolved Black Dahlia murder that happened in Los Angelesin 1947. When Anna’s senior officer, DCI Morgan, falls ill, Langton steps in.
After a second victim is discovered, Anna gets too close to a journalist that the copycat killer has involved in the case. When an angry Langton suspends her, Anna has her own reasons to regret the attachment. A suspect is identified, but he seems to have an alibi.
An anonymous tip leads Anna and Langton to a deeply troubled family with long-buried secrets, a vain and arrogant father, and a fiercely protective housekeeper. When the murderer is cornered, the case takes a shocking final turn.
- Series 1 behind-the-scenes segments
- Series 2 making-of featurette
- Cast interviews
- Lynda La Plante biography
- Cast filmographies
- Photo galleries
Run Time: 254 minutes
Number of discs: 2
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains violence, graphic images, coarse language, and nudity.
"Bravura acting"The Financial Times (UK)
"Gripping Lynda La Plante crime thriller"Daily Record (UK)
"A cracking plot and a terrific lead character"The Telegraph (UK)
"A younger, sassier successor to Prime Suspect"The Telegraph (UK)
Enjoyed it immensely! Very good acting and plenty of suspense. I hope you will have each of the other sets on here, so I can buy them!
Very Exciting Police Drama!
We enjoy the British made series and this one surely meets the standard! The characters are believable, there is plenty of tension in the story line and the personal interactions ring true, and there is not all the shooting, explosions, and noisy nonsense that pervades too much of this genre of entertainment when it is produced in the US. Unfortunately there are only two stories in this series. We would like more!
I have loved the Inspector Lewis and Prime Suspect series. This is of the same quality. A little more gore, sometimes, but worth watching the interaction of all the characters.
This series is very much in the tradition of Prime Suspect and Trial and Retribution. The plots are engrossing. The pacing is fast. The lead characters are flawed but admirable. My wife and I are about to start Set 2.
I bought it because I am British, living in the USA and I miss the British television mysteries and thrillers. I watch PBS and BBC America, but having a nice DVD to settle down and enjoy when ever I want to, is a nice comfortable link to home that I really need.
How many times do you have to look at mutilated bodies? Main detective characters would be fired immediately for their behavior. Disappointed. Was ready for something better.
Where would these men be without Anna showing them the way! Great acting by the whole troupe!
Bought season 2 last fall and enjoyed it immensely, watch it often and now we have season 1, so it is easier to understand the characters. Great mystery and well done, acting is superb. More Engish mysteries please!!!
Part of 3-part series. Also, excellent drama !
By the time the dust settled and I paid the COD at the Post Office this item was simply too expensive.