TV Series created by Lynda La Plante

Prime SuspectPrime Suspect
NBC, 2011 | Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.5/5

About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.


Above SuspicionAbove Suspicion
ITV, 2009 | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 3/5

From the creative mind behind Prime Suspect, Above Suspicion followed DC Anna Travis, a rookie detective determined to prove herself in the male-dominated police department by solving a trail of gruesome murders left by an unknown serial killer.


The CommanderThe Commander
ITV, 2003 | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 3/5

There are only four female commanders in the Metropolitan Police and only one of them specialises in murder. The Commander stars Amanda Burton as Commander Clare Blake, who is the Commander of the homicide devision, who's team consists of the sinister D.C.I. Hedges, played by Matthew Marsh, who is against her from the beginning. The Commander was created by Lynda La Plante, who has created other police dramas, such as Prime Suspect and Trial and Retribution. It is made by her production company La Plante Productions and broadcast on the ITV network. The role was created especially for Amanda Burton after La Plante saw her in an episode of Silent Witness.


Trial and RetributionTrial and Retribution
ITV, 1997 | Drama, Crime, Mystery

Lynda La Plante presents a new way of looking at a crime drama in Trial And Retribution. Most crime dramas consist of the investigation or the trial, but the series includes the crime, investigation and the trial. The series is a gritty and serious drama that centers around the crimes, its detection and the characters who are involved in the crime and investigation.


Prime Suspect (UK)Prime Suspect (UK)
ITV, 1991 | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 3/5

This is a long-running occasional detective drama series starring Helen Mirren as DCI (later Detective Superintendent) Jane Tennison, based on stories by Linda La Plante. The show has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic.