Suspects Series 2 Episode 1
Suspects Series 2
Wednesday 20 August 2014
10 – 11 pm
In part one of this week’s fast-paced series opener, Martha’s neighbour, barrister Jonathan Moxton, is found at home with serious head injuries, his wrists bound with a belt and a pair of knickers stuffed in his mouth. Jack guesses that he was involved in a sex game which went badly wrong.
Suspicion falls on Saul Hammond, who found Moxton, when Moxton’s wife Tanya reveals that he has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. As a result, he is accompanied by an appropriate adult – fellow hostel resident Sadie Burns – when he is interviewed at the station. After he admits that he argued with Moxton and that he is off his medication, the team search his room and find potentially incriminating evidence. However, Saul denies assaulting Moxton and insists that he saw someone flee the scene.
Saul is the prime suspect, but as the team dig deeper into the case they uncover more unsavoury facts about the Moxtons. A recovered voicemail suggests that Jonathan was being blackmailed by violent burglar Mick Shaw, and then a shocking connection between Shaw and Tanya paints her in a bad light.
Moxton’s computer also throws up connections between Jonathan and a 19-year-old gay man. Nate
Turner claims not to know Jonathan, but his DNA is all over Moxton’s house…
DS Jack Weston – Damien Molony
DI Martha Bellamy – Fay Ripley
DC Charlie Steele – Clare-Hope Ashitey
Saul Hammond – Dominic Power
Tania Moxton – Charlie Brooks
Sadie Burns – Katie Jarvis
Nate Turner – Luke Newberry
Carol Collins – Claire Cooper
Derek Collins – David de Keyser
Writer: Kathrine Smith
Director: Craig Pickles
Executive Producer: Paul Marquess
Series Producer: Kara Manley
Co-creators: Darren Fairhurst, Steve Hughes, Paul Marquess