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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. Mature audiences.


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"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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Disc 1

Part 1

When beautiful but troubled film star Amanda Delany is murdered, DCS James Langton is called in to lead the investigating team. He wants to solve the case quickly and get his career back on track. DI Anna Travis interviews possible suspects including Delany's former lovers.

 

Part 2

Travis learns that Amanda was planning a tell-all book, and the list of suspects grows longer. Langton visits Travis late one night, and it's evident that matters between them are unresolved. The team views CCTV footage from the night of the murder, and a fight breaks out at Amanda's funeral.

 

Part 3

What was the motive for Amanda's murder? Jealousy, money, or sex? What part did her dim-witted drug dealer play? As the case speeds towards its shocking conclusion, Travis pursues a lead and finds herself in grave danger.

•Meet the cast (20 minutes)

•Interviews with Lynda La Plante and crew (17 minutes)

•Photo gallery

Packaging: Single disc

Run Time: 140 minutes

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 1

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR.  Contains violence and coarse language

“The best U.K. police drama in years” —The Times (UK)

 

“Gripping…crime thriller” —Daily Record (UK)

Above Suspicion 3

2 Stars

Daisy's mom from VA on 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Not as good as the first two.

Great series

5 Stars

Jerri from NC on 3/17/2014 4:00:00 PM wrote:

Loved the Parts 1 and 2 on Acorn...and this one was even better!!

Above Suspicion Set 3

3 Stars

Linda Pace from AZ on 3/17/2014 1:42:00 PM wrote:

My husband didn't like it at all. I thought it was OK but not all that memorable. The tension betweenthe two maun characters was kind of silly. A pretty young girl like that would never be into an old ugly man like that.

Above Suspicion: Set 3

5 Stars

Charlie from CT on 2/14/2014 1:13:00 PM wrote:

This is an excellent series--all three series! Why did they cancel it? I would have liked to see the story lines in the series continued. The acting is great the story lines are great there's just enough interpersonal tension and intrigue. I wish they would have continued on!!!!!

Above Suspicion 3

5 Stars

I respectfully decline to say anything more about myself at this from PA on 2/5/2014 2:07:00 PM wrote:

Bought it so as to have all 3 sets (to date). I heard that this series will continue. I hope so. I like the detective genre.

Above Suspicion 3

5 Stars

Joseph f. Mayer from PA on 2/5/2014 2:07:00 PM wrote:

Bought it so as to have all 3 sets (to date). I heard that this series will continue. I hope so. I like the detective genre.

Suspicion 3 -

5 Stars

Hugh Grant from CA on 1/29/2014 1:44:00 PM wrote:

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

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Disc 1

Part 1

In London, ex-cop Frank Brandon is shot dead in a drug den and his glamorous widow, Julia, is strangely unmoved. With little help from her distracted supervisor, and despite Langton’s orders, Travis goes in search of the truth.

 

Part 2

As the body count rises, Langton acknowledges that Travis may be on to something. The detectives get a confession about the Frank Brandon shooting, but the other murders remain unsolved. An international drug lord seems poised to introduce a new drug to the U.K.

 

Part 3

Three are dead, and Julia could be next. She tells the truth about her marriages to Frank Brandon and Anthony Collingwood, also known as Alexander Fitzpatrick. The team catches a break when a CCTV camera captures a partial image of a killer’s face.

Behind-the-scenes featurette

Conversations with the cast, crew, and Lynda La Plante

Photo gallery

 

Packaging: Single disc

Run Time: 138 minutes plus bonus programming

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 1

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, and coarse language.

“Gripping . . . crime thriller” —Daily Record (UK)

 

“The best U.K. police drama in years” —The Times (UK)

 

“Excellent” —The Guardian (UK)

Above Suspicion Set 2

5 Stars

from on 2/5/2014 4:12:00 PM wrote:

Great actors and story lines

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5 Stars

from CO on 2/5/2014 4:12:00 PM wrote:

Great actors and story lines

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1 Star

Helen from AL on 9/23/2013 11:45:00 AM wrote:

There were only two or three scenes that were clear. A lot of green and pink in the viewer and unable to see for the "static" on the screen. Sound good but video awful.

Good, solid acting

4 Stars

Hoekstrp from MD on 2/25/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I like this series a lot; especially the two main characters. Very solid acting and storyline that will keep you interested. I had already purchased series 1 and 3; adding 2 and 4 to fill my set out. Hopefully there will be more to come.

Keeps you guessing!

4 Stars

BritJan from NJ on 2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this (set 2) because I really enjoyed set 1. This one is just as good. The plot is realistic and the characters are believable. Really enjoyable.

Above Suspicion 2

5 Stars

What do you want to know? from FL on 2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this tape because I liked Above Suspicion 1. This tape was equally good. The characters are fascinating. One is a gorgeous woman who doesn't appear to be a policewoman; the other is a standard cop who is rough and mouthy but very good.

Above Suspicion 2

5 Stars

from MI on 2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this tape because I liked Above Suspicion 1. This tape was equally good. The characters are fascinating. One is a gorgeous woman who doesn't appear to be a policewoman; the other is a standard cop who is rough and mouthy but very good.

Above Suspicion 2

5 Stars

Ciaran Hinds fan from NJ on 2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I bought this tape because I liked Above Suspicion 1. This tape was equally good. The characters are fascinating. One is a gorgeous woman who doesn't appear to be a policewoman; the other is a standard cop who is rough and mouthy but very good.

above suspicion 2

4 Stars

Penny from VA on 1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I wish that there was more. It seems like it takes forever for another season to come out. Can't wait for some more.

Above Suspicion, Set 2

4 Stars

David Murray from GA on 12/23/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

As with many British Misteries,the plots are excellent and the actors project real people in real life situations. DI Anna Travis(Kelly Reiilly), shows that although she comes to police work by family tradition, she does have a brain in her head and is an excellent investigator.

Above Suspicion

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from CO on 12/10/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Can't wait to see season 3, if there is one.

Above Suspicion,Set 2

5 Stars

from CA on 11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I enjoyed the DVD very much. I like mysteries of all kinds. I especalley the English ones.

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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)

gratuitous graphic slaughter scenes

2 Stars

unabashed male from NY on 2/21/2014 2:55:00 PM wrote:

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.

Suspicion 1 -

5 Stars

Hugh Grant from CA on 1/29/2014 1:46:00 PM wrote:

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

Too Expensive

2 Stars

Debra MacLennan from ON on 11/5/2013 6:26:00 PM wrote:

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

Above Suspicion: Series 1

5 Stars

Charlie from CT on 10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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!

One of the best

5 Stars

Stephen Richards from ON on 8/12/2013 9:51:00 AM wrote:

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!!!

Above Suspicion 1, watched it all right away

5 Stars

Beth Johnson from MS on 5/24/2013 9:10:00 PM wrote:

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!

Leave it to the lady!

5 Stars

Murphyetal from SC on 2/11/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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

Above Suspicion, Set 1

5 Stars

Turf from VA on 12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

Very Exciting Police Drama!

Another La Plante Masterpiece

5 Stars

Martin Smith, devoted fan of police dramas from MA on 12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.

5 Stars

Born and raised in the London area. Lived in the USA since 1988 from NJ on 10/4/2012 12:00:00 AM wrote:

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.