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The Suspect

  • Episode:

    3 of 5

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 12 Sep 2022

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 37 2022 : Sat 10 Sep - Fri 16 Sep

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  • Published:

    Wed 31 Aug 2022

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The Suspect

Series overview

Doctor Joe O’Loughlin, played by Aidan Turner, appears to have the perfect life – a devoted wife, a loving daughter, successful practice as a clinical psychologist, media profile and a publishing deal. He’s even a hero online after rescuing a young patient who was ready to jump from the tenth floor of the hospital where Joe works.

When a young woman is found in a shallow grave in a West London cemetery, veteran police officer DI Vincent Ruiz (Shaun Parkes) and his young partner DS Riya Devi (Anjli Mohindra) are assigned to the investigation. But has the young woman been murdered or is this a case of suicide?

As a successful author, Doctor Joe’s opinion is much sought after and when he meets DS Devi he’s only too willing to offer help with profiling and his expertise.

Now known for his risk-taking and rule-breaking does Joe have more to hide? His recent diagnosis with a degenerative condition could explain his behaviour. But as the investigation into the woman’s death gathers pace, we start to ask, do we know the real Joe, or does he have a secret life? And has his work as a clinical psychologist allowed him to develop a criminal mindset? Or worse?

Episode 3

The rift between him and his wife Julianne sees Joe at his lowest ebb, but still determined to untangle the web he’s caught up in. Joe believes there’s a pattern to be found amongst all the coincidences, and a breakthrough sets him on a new path of investigation: if the police won’t look for the truth, then he will.

DI Ruiz and DS Devi are newly determined to get justice for Catherine, but their investigation has hit a roadblock. Convinced that Joe is somehow linked to Catherine’s murder, they must watch and wait to see where he leads them.

As Joe probes deeper into the past to try and make sense of the present, he unearths details which point to a culprit uncomfortably close to home.