ITV Cancels ‘Above Suspicion’ & ‘Kidnap And Ransom’

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Exclusive: ITV has cancelled drama series Above Suspicion & Kidnap and Ransom, TVWise has learned.

Above Suspicion, based on the novels by Lynda La Plante, ran for four seasons on ITV, with the most recent (subtitled Silent Scream) having finished its run on January 23rd. The drama series starred Kelly Reilly as Detective Inspector Anna Travis and Ciaran Hinds as Detective Chief Superintendent James Langton as they attempted to solve a high profile murder investigation. In the case of Silent Scream, that case was the murder of film star Amanda Delany. Above Suspicion was produced by La Plante Productions, with Lynda La Plante and Liz Thorburn serving as executive producers.

Kidnap & Ransom finishes its run after airing only two seasons (and six episodes) on ITV. The drama series, which was created by Patrick Harbinson, followed the exploits of international hostage negotiator Dominic King (Trevor Eve). In the show’s second season, Dominic King was in Srinagar, Kashmir negotiating the release of the Mehtas, a British Asian family kidnapped while on holiday visiting their son Mahavir. The drama series was produced by Trevor Eve’s Projector Pictures in association with Talkback Thames, with Trevor Eve, Jonathan Young and Rachel Gesua serving as executive producers.

TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information.

  • Nicholas I

    But the last season of Above Suspicion was so diverse. It had articulate, clever, hard-working, well-spoken and efficient Golliwogs in key roles, so it should have been popular.

  • Nicholas I

    You are so intolerant, and annophoboic.

  • Nicholas I

    British TV shows have to feature more non-whites and queers. Just being a female professional facing sexism is not enough. It’s the current year.

  • Nicholas I

    Two WHITE main characters! You racist!

  • Christiane H.

    I want MORE of “Above Suspicion”.
    You want more, too?

    Maybe we should write at:

    Press contact for ITV:
    Kate Richards
    Tel: 020 7157 3039
    Email: [email protected]
    Picture Contact for ITV:
    Patrick Smith
    Tel: 020 7157 3044
    Email: [email protected]
    For La Plante Productions:
    Una Maguire, Milk Publicity
    Tel: 020 7520 1087 | 07801 036272
    Email: [email protected]

  • Karen Petersen

    There should be a Season 5 of Above Suspicion. Major mistake on ITV’s part.