Prime Suspect 2 (1992)

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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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Complete series cast summary:
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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)
Fraser James ...
 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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D Supt Michael Kernan: Senior policemen are politicians first and foremost, Jane. Remember that if you're up for super.
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Just Two Comments?
31 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Yes, this terrific four-hour (really 3.? hours) miniseries (actually, just a long movie when you think about it) deserves far more accolades on this here site.

I don't have much to add, except to say that I thought this was a notable improvement on PS I -- truly impressive stuff that, for me, didn't QUITE live up to the hype.

This one, however, exceeds it. If you're a fellow fan of T.V. police procedurals, this is possibly better than even the very best episodes of "Homicide" and definitely far more fleshed out and believable than any episode of "Cracker" -- and with an lead actor every bit the equal of the amazing Robbie Coltrane. This one was powerful stuff indeed, upsetting at times, complex in the best possible way and constantly fascinating.

And Helen Mirren as Jane Tennyson is, in her own way, almost as morally ambiguous and psychologically messed up as poly-addicted Fitz of "Cracker"...In a world where most movie cops fear promotions and the specter of a desk job more than death itself, she just may be the first truly careerist detective hero.

The only thing missing is that there's little humor here, but that's probably appropriate too. In the case of Jane Tennyson, a policeman's lot is definitely not a happy one!


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