Acorn Media UK has announced that both series of popular ITV crime drama Above Suspicion will be released on DVD from their website exclusively early before a general release in 2011.


Above Suspicion is a TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion and The Red Dahlia. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciaran Hinds. It features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC Anna Travis. The first series, Above Suspicion, was shown on the fourth and fifth of January 2009; the second series, Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia, was shown on the fourth, fifth and sixth of January 2010.


In the first series of Lynda La Plantes gripping Above Suspicion, DC Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly) has been assigned to her first murder case. Under the watchful eye of DCI James Langton (Ciaran Hinds), she joins a team investigating a series of brutal and shocking murders.


They started eight years ago, and the body count - all prostitutes and drug users was up to six, but now a seventh body has been found. This time the victim is a beautiful, young student, with the murderer no less ugly in his slaughter. Is every victim innocent, or are some more innocent than others?


In Above Suspicion 2 The Red Dahlia DC Anna Travis (Kelly Reilly) is back, reunited with the inimitable DCI James Langton, to face her most challenging and terrifying case yet. When the body of a young woman is discovered, sadistically mutilated and drained of blood, it would seem an ominous re-enactment of the infamously unsolved murder from 1940’s Los Angeles, dubbed the Black Dahlia.


The first part attracted high audience figures of 6.8 million viewers. The Daily Telegraph called the show "Lynda La Plante's younger, sassier successor to Prime Suspect." Audience viewership figures increased to 7.3 million in the second and concluding instalment.


ITV have confirmed that "Above Suspicion" will return for a third serial, based on Lynda La Plante's Deadly Intent, with Kelly Reilly, Ciaran Hinds, Celyn Jones, Amanda Lawrence and Shaun Dingwall all reprising their respective roles. Ray Fearon, Robbie Gee and Andrew Woodall will also star.


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