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Release Date:
28 April 1994 (USA) See more »
Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police. Full summary »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Top 5: Where Are They Now? Brits on TV
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Paul Marcus obituary
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 55)

Helen Mirren ... DCI Jane Tennison (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
David Drury (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Lynda La Plante (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Lynda La Plante .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Marcus .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
David Odd (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Edward Mansell (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Chris Truelove (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Tom Brown (unknown episodes)
Julian Parry (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Jane Hatch .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
Margaret O'Keefe .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Colin Ware .... special makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
David Meddick .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Fahy .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Sue Whitley .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Simon Dalton .... props (unknown episodes)
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Tony Mills .... chargehand asm (unknown episodes)
Mark Nuttall .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Pippa Rawlinson .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
David Eve .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Jackie Ophir .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
John Senior .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Nick Steer .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
John Whitworth .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Andy Wyatt .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Bell .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Camp .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Mike Fisher .... camera grip (unknown episodes)
Howard Somers .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Rudd .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Neil Parker .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Gwenda Bagshaw .... script associate (unknown episodes)
Jeff Bowen .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Wayne Docksey .... animal master (unknown episodes)
Craig McNeil .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Rob Partridge .... armourer (unknown episodes)
Milly Preece .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Valery Ryan .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Sue Wild .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Gareth Williams .... production financing (unknown episodes)

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207 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
DCI Jane Tennison:[to Otley] Dig around and see what you come up with on the quiet.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Blue Angel (1930)See more »
Falling in Love AgainSee more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
She's Back, 3 December 2006
Author: Rick Blaine from London

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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