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Above Suspicion: Set 1

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One her first day on the job, rookie detective Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly, Sherlock Holmes) throws up at a crime scene and faints at a postmortem. Does she have what it takes to succeed in what’s still mostly a man’s world? Based on the best-selling novels by Lynda La Plante, this hit British drama is a "younger, sassier successor to Prime Suspect" (Telegraph, UK). With Ciarán Hinds (There Will Be Blood) as DCI Langton, Anna’s brusque boss. 5 episodes, 5 hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Disc 1: Above Suspicion
Part 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.

Part 2
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
Part 1
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 Angeles—in 1947. When Anna’s senior officer, DCI Morgan, falls ill, Langton steps in.

Part 2
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.

Part 3
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
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 254 minutes
Format: Widescreen
Number of discs: 2
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Contains violence, graphic images, coarse language, and nudity.
"The best UK police drama in years"—The Times (UK)

"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)

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Above Suspicion 1, watched it all right away
By Beth from MS on 5/24/2013

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!

 
Above Suspicion, Set 1
By Turf from VA on 12/12/2012

Very Exciting Police Drama!

 
Above Suspicion - Series 1
By Charlie from CT on 10/28/2013

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!

 
Above the mark
By Dorene from CT on 8/5/2014

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.

 
Another La Plante Masterpiece
By Martin from MA on 12/4/2012

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.

 
Good. Kept my attention.
By Born from NJ on 10/4/2012

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.

 
gratuitous graphic slaughter scenes
By unabashed from NY on 2/21/2014

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.

 
Leave it to the lady!
By Murphyetal from SC on 2/11/2013

Where would these men be without Anna showing them the way! Great acting by the whole troupe!

 
One of the best
By Stephen from ON on 8/12/2013

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!!!

 
Suspicion 1 -
By Hugh from CA on 1/29/2014

Part of 3-part series. Also, excellent drama !

 
Too Expensive
By Debra from ON on 11/5/2013

By the time the dust settled and I paid the COD at the Post Office this item was simply too expensive.