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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:
Jane Tennison is an adorable and admirable character because of it's passionate quest for justice. 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:
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:
DCI Jane Tennison:So what do you think?
DI Frank Burkin:About what, sir?
DCI Jane Tennison:My voice suddenly got lower, has it? Maybe my knickers are too tight. Listen, I like to be called Governor or The Boss. I don't like Ma'am - I'm not the bloody Queen. So take your pick.
DI Frank Burkin:Yes Ma'am.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Jane Tennison is an adorable and admirable character because of it's passionate quest for justice., 30 January 2012
Author: roisfamily from United States

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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