DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1992  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson
Stars: Helen Mirren, Thomas Russell, James Laurenson
Prime Suspect (1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus
Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood
Cracker (1993–1996)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien
Cracker (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Anthony Flanagan, Stefanie Wilmore
Prime Suspect 1973 (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Stars: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison
Touching Evil (TV Series 1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.

Stars: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
...
...
Jack Ellis ...
 DI Tony Muddyman 2 episodes, 1992
...
 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
...
 DC Rosper 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Sgt Calder 2 episodes, 1992
...
 DCI Thorndike 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Esme Allen 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Vernon Allen 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Tony Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Ashley James ...
 Cleo Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Junior Laniyan ...
 David Allen 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Sarah Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Josephine Melville ...
Tom Watson ...
 David Harvey 2 episodes, 1992
Cynthia Powell ...
 Silver Haired Lady 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Eileen Reynolds 2 episodes, 1992
Matt Bardock ...
 Jason Reynolds 2 episodes, 1992
...
 Joanne Fagunwa 2 episodes, 1992
Anna Lorimer ...
Stefan Kalipha ...
 Jonathan Phelps 2 episodes, 1992
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 December 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Epäilyksen polttopiste  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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?
See more »

Connections

Followed by Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A must-see movie, a great mistery involving a great policewoman.
25 July 2002 | by (Constanta, Romania) – See all my reviews

DCI Jane Tennisson finds herself having a bit awkward case involving a body in decomposion for over 3 years. It is supposed to be a black girl living in the neighbourhood where she lived, abused by a white man. The story reveals some rasisim from the british policeman regarding the black neighbourhood. Also DCI Tennison finds herself with an affair with one of her colleague-detectives, who is also black. Hellen Mirren does a great job acting in the second part of this mini-series.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page