Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  11 February 1996 (USA)
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A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Russell ...
Geoff (as Tom Russell)
James Laurenson ...
Paul Endicott
Lynne Endicott
Maria Henry
Polly Henry
Gareth Forwood ...
Denis Carradine
Anthony Bate ...
James Greenlees
Phillida Sewell ...
Olive Carradine (as Phillada Sewell)
Jonathan Copestake ...
Micky Thomas
Julie Rice ...
Sheila Bower
Roger Milner ...
Tony Spooner ...
Hamish McColl ...
Younger Neighbor
Sam Rumbelow ...
PC Wilson


Superintendent Jane Tennison, on loan to another jurisdiction, is sent in to investigate a murder of a businessman. It looks like a fairly obvious sex murder, but the facts prove otherwise. Now as Tennison investigates, she uncovers the crime's link to the goings on with the local municipal government and finds something larger and darker there than she anticipated. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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It's About Politics and Land
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Jane Tennison moves in on DCI Raymond (who is a manipulative jerk) and takes over the case of a man who was found strangled with his pants at his knees. It turns out he was involved in a land deal which is at the center of the whole episode. Along the way, Jane must face both the resistance of those involved and fight to maintain her authority. Raymond is involved with the rich land dealers and turns a deaf ear to any threats against them. There are some sticky wickets (thought I'd throw in a little British expression) along the way involving an affair, an evil drug dealer, a poor kid who stutters, and a naive young woman. People have been paid off or eliminated. Helen Mirren's Jane is relentless in her efforts to get people to talk. The acting is so good and the cases so hard to solve among all the smokescreens that are set up. I've appreciated that the recent offerings are single sittings.

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