Paranoid (ITV 2016, Robert Glenister, Lesley Sharp)

In Paranoid a vicious murder takes place in full view of a group of children and parents playing at a park. The police investigate and it looks like a known man with psychiatric struggles is behind the death. He then turns up dead but was it suicide?

The cops investigating the murder have their own issues, Nina Suresh is having relationship troubles, Bobby Day is suffering panic attacks and struggling with depression and Alec Wayfield is the new boy finding it hard to stake his place in the team.

Meanwhile perfect witness Lucy Cannonbury might have something to hide.

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Paranoid had us hooked within the first five minutes. Wonderful playing from the ensemble cast and the dialogue was excellent. It’s also clear this is no ordinary murder mystery, especially when the cops start receiving cryptic notes from the “Ghost Detective”.

classic quote
“Life’s got claws, it never used to have.”

production details
UK / ITV / 8×45 minute episodes / Broadcast Thursday 22 September 2016 –

Writer: Bill Gallagher / Executive Producers: Nicola Shindler, Bill Gallagher / Producer: Tom Sherry / Director: Mark Tonderai

Indira Varma as Nina Suresh
Robert Glenister as Bobby Day
Dino Fetscher as Alec Wayfield
Neil Stuke as Michael Niles
Christiane Paul as Linda Felber
Lesley Sharp as Lucy Cannonbury
John Duttine as Eric Benton
Anjil Mohindra as PC Megan Waters
Emma Bispham as Angela Benton
Daniel Drewes as Cedric Felber
Jason Done as Dennis
Michael Maloney as Dr Crowley
Shobna Gulati as Dr Parcival
William Ash as Henry Appley
Alexis Platt as Neighbour
William Flanagan as Luke Benton
Moritz Krapohl as Niko Felber
Ludger Bokelmann as Gerd Felber

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1. EPISODE ONE (22 Sep 16)
2. EPISODE TWO (29 Sep 16)

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.