DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
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 DCI Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1992)
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 DS Robert Oswalde (2 episodes, 1992)
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 D Supt Michael Kernan (2 episodes, 1992)
Jack Ellis ...
 DI Tony Muddyman (2 episodes, 1992)
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 DI Frank Burkin (2 episodes, 1992)
Richard Hawley ...
 DS Richard Haskons (2 episodes, 1992)
Philip Wright ...
 DC Lillie (2 episodes, 1992)
Ian Fitzgibbon ...
 DC Jones (2 episodes, 1992)
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 DC Rosper (2 episodes, 1992)
Lloyd McGuire ...
 Sgt Calder (2 episodes, 1992)
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 DCI Thorndike (2 episodes, 1992)
Claire Benedict ...
 Esme Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Vernon Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Tony Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
Ashley James ...
 Cleo Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
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 David Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
Jenny Jules ...
 Sarah Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
Josephine Melville ...
 Esta (2 episodes, 1992)
Tom Watson ...
 David Harvey (2 episodes, 1992)
Cynthia Powell ...
 Silver Haired Lady (2 episodes, 1992)
June Watson ...
 Eileen Reynolds (2 episodes, 1992)
Matt Bardock ...
 Jason Reynolds (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Joanne Fagunwa (2 episodes, 1992)
Anna Lorimer ...
 Sandra (2 episodes, 1992)
Stefan Kalipha ...
 Jonathan Phelps (2 episodes, 1992)
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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison now deals with a racially charged murder. The long-dead body of a young black woman is discovered in a district recently convulsed by police brutality and which now is in the midst of a highly-charged political campaign. Her investigation is hampered by the hostility of the local populace, and the clumsy methods of some of her subordinates and irresponsible journalists make things worse. Can she solve the case before a race riot breaks out? Her job is complicated when a former lover is assigned to her command as a subordinate. Written by Reid Gagle

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In a 2006 interview, Helen Mirren stated that 'what did shock me profoundly was we had a storyline, where a house had been bought and they're re-modeling the garden and they find a dead body and then they find another one. And in my mind I was going - that's a little bit, you know, that's pushing it a bit - and then very shortly after that the Rosemary and Fred West case came about and I thought - my god. My god. Not only was it realistic. The real world went so much further'. See more »

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When Burkin is questioning a band member at a studio in relation to Nadine, the music starts despite the fact that bassist hasn't finished talking to Burkin, the bass can be clearly heard. See more »

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Gold: [Examining the decomposed corpse] Looks like it's a female, Oscar.
Oscar Bream: Oh, yes? What makes you say that, Mr. Gold?
Gold: It's wearing a bra.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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misses the narrative flow

I've seen three of the Prime Suspects and I like the series a great deal. This one messes up. I don't expect perfection. I tolerate the usual contrivances of the genre. The fatal narrative flaw here is that the plot starts with one girl's murder and never ties the pieces together, even though the mother of the girl plays a predominate, even intrusive role, this lead guest character disappears entirely. There's enough pieces to put the mystery to rest but it lies literally and figuratively jumbled on the evidence table. There needed to be a resolving scene with the principle victim's mother. I enjoy the intradepartmental friction and the political issues. Not at the price of dramatic satisfaction. After reading in other reviews that the writer/creator did not write this one, it makes sense. I like to understand cultural frictions in other societies, as well as ours; it's a disappointment that this didn't satisfy me on their own initial question. I can forgive this series one serious lapse because it's well done, in cinematography, directing, casting, and acting. I was so incredulous and felt betrayed - I saw it twice to be sure, I didn't miss it.

I didn't it wasn't there. I hope the other three parts are not as disappointing as this one.


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