Suspects Series 2: UK air date confirmed for 20 & 21 August and 2-part premiere


Jack is back!

© Channel 5

© Channel 5

After months of excited anticipation, we are finally able to reveal the UK airdate for Suspects Series 2 – the critically acclaimed crime drama will premiere with an exciting 2-part special airing 10 pm Wednesday 20 August and 10pm Thursday 21 August on Channel 5.

The new series kicks off with a gripping new case for DS Jack Weston (Damien), DI Martha Bellamy (Fay Ripley) and DC Charlie Steele (Claire-Hope Ashitey) and introduces a host of new suspects, played by top UK soap and drama talent including Charlie Brooks (Eastenders, I’m A Celebrity), Dominic Power (Emmerdale, The Bill), Claire Cooper (Hollyoaks), Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank) and Luke Newberry (In The Flesh).

Check out the synopsis below.

This two part special opens with barrister Jonathan Moxton found naked, tied up and covered in blood – it looks like a sex game has gone very wrong indeed. DI Martha Bellamy (Fay Ripley) and her team, DS Jack Weston (Damien Molony) and DC Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Steele (Clare-Hope Ashitey) soon suspect that it was actually a premeditated attack. Who hit Jonathan with a hammer? And why is DS Jack Weston so rattled by this case?

Soon falling under suspicion are Jonathan’s dutiful and respectable wife, Tanya Moxton (Charlie Brooks), paranoid schizophrenic Saul Hammond (Dominic Power) and Saul’s appropriate adult Sadie Burns (Katie Jarvis). Uncovering more of Jonathan’s secrets leads the team to Nate Turner (Luke Newberry). When a second man is found battered with a hammer, Martha, Jack and Charlie are horrified – this time the attack is fatal. Is Saul Hammond – whom they let out on bail – responsible for both attacks? As the investigation unfolds, drug-user Carol Collins (Claire Cooper) also comes under the spotlight. The team must catch this serial offender before they strike again.


First glimpses of series 2 footage have also debuted in a ‘New Drama’ trailer for the channel, alongside other upcoming shows.


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Suspects Series 2 Episode 1 airs 10pm 20 August, Episode 2 airs 10 pm 21 August, only on Channel 5.


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