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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
23 January 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
Intelligent, political, and mercurial See more (16 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:
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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:
George Marlow:This is a mess, isn't it?
DCI Jane Tennison:[Nods her head]
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent, political, and mercurial, 19 December 1999
Author: loth-2 from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

A common problem with great British series is that as time passes, rather than become better they lose their steam or atypicality. By the time Prime Suspect 4 came about, but for the rare scene it had become virtually identical to a common copper flick.

The first series, concerning the serial killings attributed to George Marlow (With accomplices), is the most complex and riveting, more so than even Cracker's first series. I have seen the episodes through their completion on several rotations and am still finding subtle aspects of character and plot. Helen is integral and can portray a paradoxical human in every episode consistently. Almost as integral is Marlow who can just about convince you that he's innocent -- but not quite, not in the right way.

In the Prime Suspect world, everything is politics. La Plante examines the seperate realms of politics and how they interact; this is what makes up most of the running time and all of my interest. Physical details and clue tables are pushed to the side to examine one person's brain, how it reacts to the world, and how the world reacts to it. Politics, Jane, that's what it's all about.

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