Election night 1979: the sus laws made it legal for police to stop and search anyone – purely on suspicion. Two detectives on the graveyard shift in an East London police station place bets on which party will win. A black man is picked up, accused of his wife’s murder. He is incensed, believing that he’ll be fodder for an incoming government keen to flex its law-and-order muscles.
Written by acclaimed writer Barrie Keeffe (The Long Good Friday) and brought to life by the team behind last year’s WEARING COLOURS, SUS is A powerful, politicised cry against the still-current threat of institutional racism and uncompromisingly depicts a corrupt world which looks all too familiar today.