Suspect is the latest drama to air on Channel 4 this year, which is led by James Nesbitt, and is based on the Danish series Forhøret.

The official synopsis for the series says that it follows veteran detective, Danny Frater (Nesbitt), who turns up at a hospital mortuary for what he thinks is a routine ID check on a young woman’s body, but gets a devastating shock when the corpse turns out to be his estranged daughter, Christina (Imogen King).

As reported by the Radio Times, when the series was first announced last year, Nesbitt said: "I could relate to Danny, with his flaws, vulnerabilities and the devastating situation he faces, from the very first moment I picked up the script.

"Each episode of Suspect is an intensely theatrical double-hander, a psychological battle of wits between Danny and another character who may know something about his daughter's untimely death, and I really can't wait to lock horns with my fellow cast members and to lead this incredible array of acting talent."

When is Channel 4's Suspect on TV?

The first episode will air at 9pm on Channel 4 on Sunday, June 19 with the second episode airing immediately after.

In an unusual turn for a drama series, the episodes are 30 minutes long rather an hour.

Following the two episodes on Sunday, there will be two episodes a day starting at the same time until Wednesday, June 22.

Who is in the cast of Channel 4's Suspect?

  • James Nesbitt as Danny Frater
  • Joely Richardson as Jackie
  • Anne-Marie Duff as Susannah
  • Richard E. Grant as Harry
  • Ben Miller as Richard
  • Niamh Algar as Nicola
  • Antonia Thomas as Maia
  • Sacha Dhawan as Jaisal
  • Sam Heughan as Ryan
  • Imogen King as Christina