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Causes viewers twists, gasps, and jumps in their chair.
on January 25, 2014
Writer Lynda La Plante thrillers again. Above Suspicion 3 is fast action suspense, violent crime, a again investigated by a sexy cop. coarse realism of London crime fighting includes blood and f-language; suitable only for adults. 3 episodes are parts of the same 2.3 hour multilayer investigation, "Silent Scream." And scream you may.
The ongoing series is lead by Kelly Reilly ( twice in `Sherlock Holmes', `Poldark'), DI Travis, red hair over a pixie face, tight togs, and ambition fire. DCS Langton (Ciaran Hinds- `Road to Perdition') case head but working toward vengeance. Continuing from past Above Suspicion series are: DCI Lewis (Shaun Dingwall); DC Maddox (Michelle Holmes); DS Barolli (Celyn Jones); DC Faulkland (Amanda Lawrence).
Many young stars are guests on "A.S.: Silent Scream." The murdered film star Delany by Joanna Vanderham (`The Paradise'--strongly recommended DVD). Her druggie flatmates include Felicity (Bryony Hannah -`Call the Midwife' a must own) and Jeannie (Kate O'Flynn). Saraa Stewart (`Philomena') is the murdered actress's agent, while Geoff Bell (`War Horse') is her driver. There is Danny Webb (`Land Girls'), Ray Fearon. . . well . . . the list goes on.
SDH SUBTITLES for the entire 2 1/3 hr feature as well as 37 min of video bonus.
Episode 1 -A murder of film star Amanda Delany just as DCS Langton is bypassed for promotion. (Fallout from Above Suspicion's last great thriller.) Langton leads the murder team which includes DI Anna Travis, already pushing for her own fast-track promotion. Langton uses this case to spend time finding which old team member grassed and cost him his advancement.
Episode 2 -Travis deduces the murder victim may have planned a revealing autobiography. Travis/Langton relationship is professional but cool, issues past unresolved. Is she his mole? If not, who? This 2nd plot heats up while a 3rd related death is discovered.
Episode 3 -Motive is needed for the original murder. How did the drugs connect? It all leads to a shocking and high action thriller ending. Will this series continue? I'm guessing yes. Lynda la Plante (also known for `Prime Suspect') has at least 2 more novels ready for series adaptation.
I own them all. All worth viewing again, even when you know the ending. Top acting and writing is the reason.