Channel 5 orders second series of ‘Suspects’

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Improvised crime drama Suspects will return to Channel 5 with new episodes for a second series this autumn.

Executive-produced by Paul Marquess (The Bill, Footballers’ Wives), Suspects launched last month.

Starring Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), Damien Molony (Being Human) and Clare-Hope Ashitey, the show sees the actors  improvise the dialogue from a tightly-plotted storyline, using filming techniques and a directorial approach usually associated with fly-on-the-wall documentaries

Ben Frow, Director of Programmes, Channel 5 commented: “Suspects has been an incredible critical success for Channel 5, and praised for its innovative and game-changing approach to procedural drama. We’re thrilled by the reaction and are excited about commissioning a further series for later in the year.”

Executive producer Paul Marquess added: “Suspects is the most exciting show I’ve ever made, so we can’t wait to get back into production and we’re delighted to be working with Ben and Greg Barnett again.”

A third series of Suspects has also been commissioned for 2015.

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