SUSPECTS Series 4 premiere press buzz and in-depth preview


Jack is back on Wednesday night and the Suspects Series 4 premiere is not to be missed.

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Suspects returns tomorrow night on Channel 5 and we’re here with all the details on the series premiere.

Suspects Series 4 Premiere Date

Suspects returns for its fourth series tomorrow, Wednesday 25 November 10pm on Channel 5.

Suspects Series 4 Premiere Cast

Damien DS Jack Weston, Fay Ripley (DI Martha Bellamy) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (DC Charlie Steele) return as CID team 1 alongside guest cast including by Rupert Proctor (Criminal Justice, Complicit), James Harkness (Silent Witness, The Program) Polly Eachus (The Bill) and Benjamin Davies (Fast & Furious 6)

Damien Molony, Fay Ripley and James Harkness, Suspects Series 4 premiere

Damien Molony, Fay Ripley and James Harkness, Suspects Series 4 premiere

Suspects Series 4 Premiere Synopsis

The new series kicks off with a tough and tense investigation for the top CID team 1 when they face a missing persons case. The opening episode delivers a gripping storyline with the hallmark twists and turns Suspects has become known for.

Check out the detailed synopsis below.
(Fair warning: the following contains episode spoilers!)

Suspects Series 4 Episode 1 ‘AWOL’ synopsis.
When a soldier fails to turn up to his motherʼs funeral, the team launch a missing persons investigation. Martha and Jack are called to a rooftop protest to talk an emotional Ken Baxter (Rupert Proctor, ʻCriminal Justiceʼ, ʻComplicitʼ) out of doing something drastic. Ken is worried about his son Pete, an army Lance Corporal who has been missing for a week. Ken buried his wife two days ago and is convinced that Pete would not have missed the funeral unless something was very wrong.

Charlie learns from the army that Pete is suffering from PTSD following a harrowing incident on his last tour of duty. Fears for the soldierʼs safety increase when the police receive an anonymous message claiming that “the missing soldier is dead”. Has Pete taken his own life?

Jack talks to Caitlin Neames (Polly Eachus) and Eddie Mulville (James Harkness), two of Peteʼs army pals who were out with him on the night before he disappeared. They confirm that Pete was in an odd mood that night, but they do not know where he went afterwards or where he is now. Or so they say…

Charlie tracks down Sophie West (Cassie Bradley), the third pal out with Pete that night and a former girlfriend of his. She is just about to question her when Sophie becomes the target of a deliberate hit-and-run…
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Suspects Series 4 Premiere Press

Ahead of the premiere, the new series is already receiving well deserved press buzz. Numerous publications praise the actors’ performances and the show’s fresh, semi-improvised, fly on the wall format which has established Suspects as a standout amongst police procedurals.

The TV Times Magazine gives the opening episode 5 stars.

The stripped back semi improvisational style that makes this police procedural drama so refreshing is, thankfully, intact”

All the answers are revealed in a typically skilful understated way that will leave you quietly gripped until the credits roll”

Suspects Series 4 episode 1 | TV Times

Digital Spy recommend Suspects as one of the 6 TV Shows you must see this week, calling it one of their “personal guilty pleasures”.

Damien Molony and Fay Ripley are among the actors who devise much of their own dialogue, making it feel more like an episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody than a drama. Maybe True Detective could take a leaf out of Channel 5’s book? You heard it here first.”

suspectss Series 4 Episode 1 Digital Spy

The Telegraph single out Damien as “the standout performer” and describe the show an “underrated gem of a crime drama”, also applauding the improvised dialogue and format:

This gives the police procedural a gritty sense of realism and natural spontaneity, strengthened by the wobbly camerawork and naturalistic feel.”

suspects Series 4 episode 1 Telegraph

The List gives the Series 4 premiere a glowing review, calling Suspects “The best original programme Channel 5 has ever produced.”


Suspects Series 4 Trailer

The action packed trailer comes with the tagline: “THE WORST TRUTHS LIE BEHIND POLICE LINES” and promises another gripping series with arresting stories and performances.


We are deeply excited to see the positive previews for the much anticipated return of our favourite crime drama and will be tuning in tomorrow. After all, it is what (Weston) Wednesdays were made for.

Suspects Series 4 episode 1 airs 10 pm Wednesday 25 November on Channel 5.


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