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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
23 January 1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades. Full summary »
Awards:
11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superb Police Mystery drama See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Helen Mirren ... DCI Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1991)

Tom Bell ... DS Bill Otley (2 episodes, 1991)

John Benfield ... DCS Michael Kernan (2 episodes, 1991)
Jack Ellis ... DI Tony Muddyman (2 episodes, 1991)

Craig Fairbrass ... 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)

Andrew Tiernan ... DC Rosper (2 episodes, 1991)
Philip Wright ... DC Lillie (2 episodes, 1991)

Zoë Wanamaker ... Moyra Henson (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Hawley ... DC Richard Haskons (2 episodes, 1991)
Mark Spalding ... DC Oakhill (2 episodes, 1991)

Tom Wilkinson ... 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)
Jessica Turner ... 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)

Ralph Fiennes ... Michael (2 episodes, 1991)
Julie Sumnall ... Karen / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
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Series Directed by
Christopher Menaul (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Lynda La Plante (2 episodes, 1991)

Series Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Don Leaver .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ken Morgan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Edward Mansell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Roy Stonehouse (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tom Brown (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sheelagh Killeen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tracey Dilley .... makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
Jane Hatch .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Michael Moustafi .... key makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Sian Richards .... prosthetic makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Colin Ware .... prosthetic fabricator / prosthetic makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
David Meddick .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tania Norman .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
David Weir .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm (unknown episodes)
Chris Stephenson .... design assistant (unknown episodes)
Peter Terry .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ray French .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Paul Griffiths-Davies .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Ian Hills .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
David Rees .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Brian Saunders .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Simon Walton .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
John Whitworth .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Peter Brayham .... fights (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Pollard .... aerial shoot camera operator (1 episode, 1991)
Brian Warner .... second assistant camera (1 episode, 1991)

David Bell .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
John Camp .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Bob Gregory .... grip (unknown episodes)
Graham Hazard .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Howard Somers .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Matt Squire .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Black .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jackie Ophir .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mark Beeton .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Wayne Docksey .... animal master (unknown episodes)
Craig McNeil .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Lynne Merriott .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Hilda Miller .... continuity / production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm (unknown episodes)
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Jenny Sheridan .... script associate (unknown episodes)
Sue Whitley .... coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
207 min (2 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Lynda La Plante made this film after watching reality-TV crime shows. After calling Scotland Yard and learning that there were only four female DCIs, she interviewed one of them (Jackie Malton), who impressed her so much that La Plante decided to base the plot on Malton's experiences during her career.See more »
Quotes:
[Searching Moyra Henson's house]
DI Frank Burkin:Where's your bathroom?
Moyra Henson:[voice] This is harrassment you know! You've already been here two days on the trot! What are you looking for this time? I've got an appointment to keep you know!
[Moyra comes into camera view]
Moyra Henson:How long are you going to be this time?
[Frank picks up her laundry basket]
Moyra Henson:And you can put that laundry back, sonny! Unless your a perverted crotch sniffer. Those are my dirty knickers! And I know how many there are!
DCI Jane Tennison:How'd you feel about your boyfriend picking up prostitutes?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Superb Police Mystery drama, 16 October 2012
Author: pavanratnaker

This just is the best of the lot. I have seen many a police drama but this one near perfect and very believable. The key here is the story and the in each of the 3 seasons I've seen it just gets better and better. The emphasis is here is on good old policing involving evidence gathering , deduction , and superb interrogation technique within that permitted by law. There's very minimal use of science and technology. Also the conclusions are very realistic and almost true to what happens in reality. The direction is superb and is well matched with the editing. The casting crew needs to be be given a pat on the back. And last but not the least Helen Mirren is superb . I saw all the 3 seasons in 2012 and probably was as entertained by it as anyone so would've seen it on initial release, if not more. A must watch !

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