Suspect Channel 4: Everything to know about gripping new whodunnit starring James Nesbitt, Richard E Grant and Joely Richardson

Suspect is Channel 4's latest crime thriller: What's it about, who's in it, and how to watch it from anywhere in the world

Suspect Channel 4: Channel 4's new crime thriller's cast.
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Suspect, Channel 4's latest crime thriller, has the kind of all-star cast that dreams are made of. If the cast isn't enough to whet your appetite, wait until you hear about the plot - which is sure to have you hooked!

You may think that the mercury rising means it's time to crack out the best thriller books and get outdoors but there's always a little room for top-notch entertainment. Channel 4's Suspect has that in droves and is about to be your new TV obsession.

Here's everything you need to know and how to watch this exciting new series.

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Suspect Cast

Suspect: Channel 4's new crime drama starring Joely Richardson.

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After Silent Witness 2022 came to an end, and the Silent Witness ending left fans in a twist - you may have thought you'd had enough of shows featuring pathologists. Think twice because Joely Richardson, sister of the late Natasha Richardson and daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, stars as pathologist Jackie Snowdon.

Richard E. Grant stars as Christina's mentor, who other characters describe as 'some rich prick'. The Oscar winner, who's also starring in upcoming the upcoming Netflix production of Jane Austen Persuasion, is also a sort of surrogate father to Christina.

Suspect: Channel 4's new crime thriller stars Richard E. Grant.

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Danny’s ex-wife Susannah is played by Shameless star Anne-Marie Duff, Danny’s Detective Superintendent is played by Ben Miller of Bridgerton fame, Christina’s partner Nicole is played by Irish star Niamh Algar of Deceit and Antonia Thomas of Small Axe plays Maia, Christina’s best friend.

What happens in suspect on Channel 4?

Suspect: Channel 4's new crime drama stars James Nesbitt.

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Suspect tells the story of veteran detective Danny Frater (James Nesbitt) who's called to a hospital mortuary to identify a corpse only to find it is his estranged daughter. Traumatized by the news she died by suicide, and unable to accept that was the case, he sets out to discover the truth about her death. 

What ensues is an intricate web of revelations full of twists and turns in the detective's hunt to discover what happened to his daughter Christina (Imogen King).

Is Suspect a true story?

Suspect isn't based on a true story, but it is based on another show, the hit Nordic noir TV series Forhøret.

The Danish TV series has the same premise, although it's unclear if the ending is the same, the series lasted for three seasons - meaning there may be a season 2 of Suspect!

How to watch Suspect

Suspect begins this this Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 9pm. It's an eight part series, with each episode lasting only 30 minutes - did somebody say ideal for a TV marathon?!

You can watch it live and all episodes will be available to stream on All4. Unfortunately, All4 is only available to those based in the UK - but all's not lost!

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