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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 »
NewsDesk:
(811 articles)
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User Reviews:
Excellent show See more (16 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 24 of 28)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Lynda La Plante, on the documentary about the making of "Prime Suspect" (1991), when she called the Metropolitan Police (aka 'Scotland Yard') and enquired as to how many female DCI's there were on the force, the woman who answered her call said, "Oh, quite a number! Four!" Jackie Malton appears on the same documentary, noting that she was one of three DCI's on the force at that particular time.See more »
Quotes:
George Marlow:This is a mess, isn't it?
DCI Jane Tennison:[Nods her head]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Top Gear: Episode #10.1" (2007)See more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Excellent show, 7 May 2007
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is in charge of the investigation to uncover a serial killer who rapes, tortures, and brutally murders prostitutes in London. Tennison is put in charge after one of her fellow DCIs has a heart attack and dies. She inherits the murder case and soon comes across the connected second murder. If trying to solve not one but two rape-murder cases is not enough, Jane's work is complicated by the hostility of her staff. The members of the male-dominated police department feel humiliated and have problems following the orders of the female boss, no matter how intelligent, tough, organized, and fit for the position she is. Tennison's obsession with the cases and fighting for credibility and respect from her colleagues don't help to her relationship with the boyfriend Peter Rawlins (Tom Wilkinson), either. Helen Mirren is superb as DCI Tennison playing the character that is sympathetic, tough, vulnerable, bright, very clever, and sexy - all at the same time. Mirren was voted the sexiest 60+ star in the world few months ago. I think she's been always incredibly attractive and desirable - and always will be. She definitely lit the screen at 46, in her first season of "Prime Suspect" (1991). Creator of the show, Lynda La Plante wrote the story that ranks among the best police procedures and it is terrific - complex, dynamic, with unexpected turns, and interesting multidimensional characters. Ralph Fiennes played one of his first roles as a boyfriend of a murdered girl and he was memorable in a very emotional scene opposite Mirren. I look forward for more DVDs with the rest of the seasons coming from Netflix.

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