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Release Date:
15 December 1992 (UK) See more »
DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [25])

Helen Mirren ... DCI Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1992)

Colin Salmon ... DS Robert Oswalde (2 episodes, 1992)

John Benfield ... D Supt Michael Kernan (2 episodes, 1992)
Jack Ellis ... DI Tony Muddyman (2 episodes, 1992)

Craig Fairbrass ... 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)

Andrew Tiernan ... DC Rosper (2 episodes, 1992)

Lloyd McGuire ... Sgt Calder (2 episodes, 1992)

Stephen Boxer ... DCI Thorndike (2 episodes, 1992)
Claire Benedict ... Esme Allen (2 episodes, 1992)

George Harris ... Vernon Allen (2 episodes, 1992)

Fraser James ... Tony Allen (2 episodes, 1992)
Ashley James ... Cleo Allen (2 episodes, 1992)

Junior Laniyan ... 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)

Nina Sosanya ... Joanne Fagunwa (2 episodes, 1992)
Anna Lorimer ... Sandra (2 episodes, 1992)
Stefan Kalipha ... Jonathan Phelps (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Directed by
John Strickland (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Allan Cubitt (2 episodes, 1992)
Lynda La Plante (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Paul Marcus .... producer (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Cinematography by
Ken Morgan (2 episodes, 1992)
David Odd (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Film Editing by
Edward Mansell (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Production Design by
Chris Truelove (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Makeup Department
Jane Hatch .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Michael Moustafi .... key makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Linda Strath .... assistant makeup artist (2 episodes, 1992)
Colin Ware .... makeup effects designer and application (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Production Management
David Meddick .... production manager (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Bird .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Rochelle Broman .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Ian Galley .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Art Department
David Butterworth .... assistant designer (2 episodes, 1992)
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer (2 episodes, 1992)
Terry Nixon .... props (2 episodes, 1992)
Mark Nuttall .... graphics (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Sound Department
Tony Cooper .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1992)
David Eve .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1992)
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1992)
John Senior .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1992)
Nick Steer .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1992)
John Whitworth .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Andy Wyatt .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Stunts
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Bell .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1992)
Steve Brookes .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1992)
Jimmy Camp .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1992)
Mike Fisher .... grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Mike Heaney .... grip (2 episodes, 1992)
Steve Oxley .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1992)
Howard Somers .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Casting Department
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Rudd .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Location Management
Ken Mair .... location manager (2 episodes, 1992)
Series Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Wayne Docksey .... animal master (2 episodes, 1992)
Catriona McKenzie .... script editor (2 episodes, 1992)
Craig McNeil .... production executive (2 episodes, 1992)
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist (2 episodes, 1992)
Milly Preece .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1992)
Sue Wild .... continuity (2 episodes, 1992)

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Additional Details

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203 min (4 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
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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Movie Connections:
References Conan the Barbarian (1982)See more »


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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Just Two Comments?, 31 July 2002
Author: Bob Westal

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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