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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Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

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Cast

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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)
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 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)
Junior Laniyan ...
 David Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
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 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)
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 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 further 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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Oscar Bream: Perhaps if you were ready to model in the nude...
DCI Jane Tennison: That's sexual harassment.
Oscar Bream: What isn't nowadays?
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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

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solid police procedural
25 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

DCI Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) demonstrates interrogation techniques with DS Robert Oswalde (Colin Salmon). She has a fling with him and breaks up. A skeleton is found buried in the yard of a home in a black community. Racial tension is high and the case uncovers dark secrets. D Supt Michael Kernan (John Benfield) recruits Oswalde to be the token black investigator on the case.

The chain-smoking is gone and so is the blatant sexism. There is racial politics instead. This is more in line with a police procedural and I like this case better than the first series. Colin Salmon is a terrific actor and has great acting chops to match Mirren. The whodunit aspect is good. Overall, it's a solid TV cop movie.


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