Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Spain, land of mystery and suspense...

- Bajo Sospecha (Antena 3, January 12). [Spoiler-Free] The second series of the hit Spanish crime/mystery drama (10 x 70-minute instead of 8 x 70-minute for Series 1) started this week. Produced by Bambú Producciones, the company behind Velvet and Grand Hotel (Gran Hotel), for Atresmedia Televisisión 

Isabel Freire, head nurse at the Hospital Policlínico Montalbán (a nod to Manuel Vázquez Montalbán?), is kidnapped in the car park of the hospital and later found dead elsewhere. Undercover cop Victor (Yon González) is sent by Commissioner Casas (Lluís Homar) to the Montalbán hospital as a nurse in order to find out who killed her. There seem to be a link between this murder and the disappearance of Catherine Le Monnier, daughter of a French politician and a Spanish woman, three weeks ago. Victor must investigate in conjunction with new (or not so new) colleagues.

The first series was sold as "Broadchurch in Spain" (1), whereas it was rather the worthy successor to the beloved mystery drama Grand Hotel. The premiere episode of this new case of Bajo Sospecha doesn't disappoint. The great Concha Velasco (Ángela in Gran Hotel) plays Adela Valcárcel. Gonzalo de Castro (Miguel Manrique) was Mateo Sancristóbal in Doctor Mateo (2009-2011), the Spanish Doc Martin. Alain Juillard is performed by French actor Hugo Becker (A Very Secret Service, Gossip Girl).

Music composed once again by Federico Jusid. Created by Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira (Grand Hotel). Produced by Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández-Valdés. Ramón Campos, Teresa Fernández-Valdés and Carlos Portela exec produce. Bajo Sospecha is distributed by Beta Film.

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