TV Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (ITV 2010 with Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds) Published 4 years ago on March 14, 2015 UK | ITV1 Network RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 3 | AIRDATES: 4 – 6 January 2010 WRITER: Lynda La Plante | DIRECTOR: Gillies MacKinnon In the second three part Above Suspicion story that is The Red Dahlia rising DC Anna Travis is once again teamed with DCI James Langton in another unmissable but occasionally downright gruesome murder mystery. It begins with the discovery of the body of a young woman by the Thames River found in a style that seems to echo the famous unsolved 1947 Los Angeles murder case that was dubbed the Black Dahlia by the press. Langton insists on a press embargo on the horrific nature of the injuries, but a cleaned-up photograph of the girl is issued to aid identification. The move pays off when Sharon Bilkin contacts Travis after recognising the victim as her flatmate, Louise Pennel. Louise had recently been seen in the company of a tall man in his fifties who had greying dark hair and was wearing a long, black coat. Travis races to stay one step ahead of the killer, using the original case as a sort of instruction manual, but a one night stand with journalist Richard Reynolds threatens to derail the investigation when the shocking details of the murder make headlines in every newspaper. Langton is livid at Travis’s naivety and orders her to stay off the case. However, the pair are forced to pull together to stop the depraved copycat killer before he strikes again. Above Suspicion is definitely one of the best crime dramas on the box, it’s the kind of thing that la Plante excels at however it is unnecessarily graphic. You don’t need to see so much detail when it comes to the victims, too much is sometimes too much you know. cast KELLY REILLY as DC Anna Travis CIARAN HINDS as DCI James Langton NADIA CAMERON-BLAKEY as Commander Jane Leigh SHAUN DINGWALL as DI Mike Lewis HOLLIDAY GRAINGER as Sharon Bilkin MICHELLE HOLMES as DC Barbara Maddox CELYN JONES as DS Paul Barolli SYLVIA SYMS as Mrs Hedges SIMON WILLIAMS as Charles Wickenham EDWARD MacLIAM as Richard Reynolds AMANDA LAWRENCE as DC Joan Faukland TY GLASER as Louis Pennel HANNAH MURRAY as Emily Wickenham EDWARD BENNETT as Edward Wickenham Above SuspicionCiaran HindsCrime And MysteryHolliday GraingerITVKelly ReillyMichelle HolmesSimon WilliamsSylvia Syms Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes10 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes10 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes10 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes10 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes10 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes10 hours ago Shameless: You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It (S9EP12 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) You’ll Know the Bottom When You Hit It: When a blackout hits the South Side, Kevin and Veronica come up... Episodes10 hours ago True Detective: Now Am Found (Season finale Sun 24 Feb 2019) Now Am Found: Wayne (Mahershala Ali) struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the... Episodes10 hours ago Victoria: A Public Inconvenience (S3EP7 PBS Sun 24 Feb 2019) A Public Inconvenience: Albert and Palmerston put their reputations on the line, and Victoria must fight against her better judgment... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.