Prime Suspect 3 (1993– )

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

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 DCI Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Sgt. Bill Otley (2 episodes, 1993)
Karen Tomlin ...
 WPC Norma Hastings (2 episodes, 1993)
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 James Jackson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Vera Reynolds (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Supt. Halliday (2 episodes, 1993)
Liza Sadovy ...
 WPC Kathy Bibby (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Insp. Larry Hall (2 episodes, 1993)
Terrence Hardiman ...
 Commander Chiswick (2 episodes, 1993)
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 DI Brian Dalton (2 episodes, 1993)
Richard Hawley ...
 DS Richard Haskons (2 episodes, 1993)
Philip Wright ...
 DC Lillie (2 episodes, 1993)
Mark Drewry ...
 DI Ray Hebdon (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Chief Supt. Kernan (2 episodes, 1993)
Terence Harvey ...
 John Kennington (2 episodes, 1993)
Pearce Quigley ...
 Red (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Edward Parker-Jones (2 episodes, 1993)
Andrew Dicks ...
 Billy Matthews (2 episodes, 1993)
Alyson Spiro ...
 Margaret Speel (2 episodes, 1993)
Steven Crossley ...
 Mark Lewis (2 episodes, 1993)
John Axon ...
 Jackson's Lawyer (2 episodes, 1993)
Kelly Hunter ...
 Jessica Smithy (2 episodes, 1993)
Felix Bell ...
 Rutter (2 episodes, 1993)
Robin Polley ...
 Club MC (2 episodes, 1993)
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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of homicide. But soon a homicide case impinges on her new job when a very young male prostitute is murdered in the apartment of Vera Reynolds, a female impersonator. Soon Jane is on the trail of the boy's brutal young pimp (played by David Thewlis). But her investigation is complicated by the Old Boy's Network, which is spying on her and is more concerned with preventing scandal than bringing the villain to justice. Written by Reid Gagle

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In his lecture at the beginning of the film, Jake says that all known serial killers are male -- with exception to a recent case in the United States. This is a reference to Aileen Wuornos, who was arrested and charged in 1992 for murdering seven men. See more »

Goofs

When Parker-Jones walks into the police station, he is alone, but after the interrogation room door is closed, his lawyer suddenly appears. See more »

Quotes

DCI Jane Tennison: [to Otley] Dig around and see what you come up with on the quiet.
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Followed by Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995) See more »

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I Want to Be Loved By You
Sung by Linda Taylor
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So good.
17 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

At first, we had a hard time understanding the accents, but by the second episode we caught up and enjoyed it a great deal. Then again, we were watching a home-taped VHS copy, so the sound was a little muted.

The acting and the writing were excellent.


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