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The Suspect

  • Episode:

    5 of 5

  • Transmission (TX):

    Mon 26 Sep 2022

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    9.00pm - 10.05pm

  • Week:

    Week 39 2022 : Sat 24 Sep - Fri 30 Sep

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  • Published:

    Wed 14 Sep 2022

  • Amended:

    Fri 16 Sep 2022

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 5

Having finally uncovered the truth, Joe (Aidan Turner) now faces the challenge of convincing those around him before it’s too late.

DI Ruiz (Shaun Parkes) takes a calculated risk – will it pay off, or backfire horribly?

At the moment Joe thinks he is finally out of the woods, the stakes suddenly become life or death. Can Joe’s skills as a psychologist get him out of trouble one more time?