Prime Suspect (1991)

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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

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 DCI Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1991)
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 DS Bill Otley (2 episodes, 1991)
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 DCS Michael Kernan (2 episodes, 1991)
Jack Ellis ...
 DI Tony Muddyman (2 episodes, 1991)
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 D.I. Frank Burkin (2 episodes, 1991)
Mossie Smith ...
 WPC Maureen Havers (2 episodes, 1991)
Ian Fitzgibbon ...
 DC Jones (2 episodes, 1991)
John Bowe ...
 George Marlow (2 episodes, 1991)
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 DC Rosper (2 episodes, 1991)
Philip Wright ...
 DC Lillie (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Moyra Henson (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Hawley ...
 DC Richard Haskons (2 episodes, 1991)
Mark Spalding ...
 DC Oakhill (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Peter Rawlins (2 episodes, 1991)
Jeremy Warder ...
 Joey (2 episodes, 1991)
Andrew Abrahams ...
 Tilly (2 episodes, 1991)
Gareth Tudor Price ...
 Willy Chang (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Pam (2 episodes, 1991)
Angela Bruce ...
 Helen Masters (2 episodes, 1991)
James Snell ...
 Arnold Upcher (2 episodes, 1991)
Michael Fleming ...
 Major Howard (2 episodes, 1991)
Daphne Neville ...
 Mrs. Howard (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Michael (2 episodes, 1991)
Julie Sumnall ...
 Karen / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
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DCI Jane Tennison has been passed over time and again to lead a murder investigation, so when one of her fellow DCIs has a heart attack just before he's ready to charge their prime suspect, Jane sees her chance to lead a murder investigation. But the murder squad she takes over is hostile to her, the men upstairs are eager to pull the plug on her investigation, her personal relationships suffer from her obsession with work, and the prime suspect remains elusive. Jane has her work cut out for her as she and her team work their way through computer data trails, legwork, intuitive leaps, chases, arrests, and confessions to find the killer. Written by Kathy Li

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On the documentary following the second half of Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006), Helen Mirren notes that Jackie Malton and her colleagues gave the first "Prime Suspect" a standing ovation because they felt it was the first time the police had been accurately portrayed on television. See more »

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George Marlow: This is a mess, isn't it?
DCI Jane Tennison: [Nods her head]
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Jane Tennison is an adorable and admirable character because of it's passionate quest for justice.
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PS 1 is fantastic! The intensity of the whole George Marlow storyline is simply brilliant. You can tell why this one started the whole series. PS 2 while not as good as the first, still delivers. PS 3 is also good and continues the same "homicide feel" of 1 & 2.

PS 4 is a 3 movie episode season. "The Lost Child" would of excelled all preceding story lines had it not being for "Scent of Darkness" which continues the George Marlow storyline and becomes to me the best PS story of the entire series. It outdoes it's self.

PS 5 is purely and simply a disappointment. It goes into an entirely different direction and ambient that makes this series so great. worst of the series.

PS6 WOW!! Simply the best episode of the entire series to me. Not because it is the best plot written, the George Marlow storyline is still superior, but I choose this one as the best because it emphasizes into Jane Tenison's ever-growing sense of justice and how she never allows anything/anyone to obstruct justice from being served. In previous season's Jane overcomes obstacles made by her superiors to solve each case. In this season the obstacle is as "high as it can be".

PS7 should not have being made. The case is very weak and it focuses far too much into the character's weakness and life misfortunes. Which is not what audiences want to see. We know jane has personal problems but it is her gigantic sense of justice that we fell in love with and we come to admire her for. This is the key to Prime Suspects success. I absolutely love this series and rank it amongst the top 5 best British TV series ever made.

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