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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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Stunning performance by Mirren and cast See more (8 total) »


 (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 »
Commander Chiswick:[referring to Tennison] Who's idea was it to bring her here? Bloody loose cannon!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Blue Angel (1930)See more »
I Want to Be Loved By YouSee more »


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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Stunning performance by Mirren and cast, 31 August 2004
Author: larryb-9 from Seattle WA

The director did a superb job pulling PS 3 together. There are many twists and turns and unexpected endings. This shows the fullness of human nature in graphic, dark but jarring peeks into a modern police investigation. It also is a thought provoking portrayal of how powerless we often are to bring about meaningful change in erasing the root causes of such crimes from our communities.

The interjection of the investigation teams personal and sexual lives adds to the drama and richness of PS 3. The beginnings of life, childhood interrupted and the degradation of some of humanity is well portrayed. The dialogue is often excellent and you have to listen to some of the questioning sessions carefully to pick up nuances that become important later. The resolution is not as expected leaving the audience with a lot to think about about the rent boy issue today.

Mirren again bucks the system and the old boy network. the crusty Sergeant Bill Otley also surprises -- sometimes hard and occasionally "soft" when faced with the grit and horror of the crimes they are investigating.

There is no sugar coating hear. Highly recommended.

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