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

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Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood
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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)
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 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 »

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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 »

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Jessica Smithy: [Reguarding his tie] Choose them yourself, do you?
Insp. Larry Hall: No - my girlfriend does.
Jessica Smithy: I'd get rid of her if I were you.
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Follows Prime Suspect 2 (1992) See more »

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I Want to Be Loved By You
Sung by Linda Taylor
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3 December 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Everything everyone is saying about this one is true. One thing to add: it's a lot for a single sitting. It runs almost four hours. People couldn't have had an option when it was transmitted on telly - they had to wait for the subsequent episodes - but when you rent or purchase it now you can't be forced into that option - and you'll find it nigh on impossible to break things off at the hour or two hour mark - it's just too good as everyone says.

Perhaps the best news is that Lynda La Plante is back. Episode two wasn't bad - but it wasn't La Plante's writing and it didn't have her magical hand on it. This one does. It's as if she took all the stuff she found out worked in the first episode, concentrated it, and flung it back. Everything is deeper, grittier, gorier.

There are seven huge episodes in this opus, all told twenty two hours of viewing. So to single out any one episode and say it's 'best' is going to be difficult, but taking only the first three it's not hard to see which excel more than others, and this one has to rank right at the very top.


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