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.
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.
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
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Supt. Jane Tennison:
[Interrogating a 16-year-old girl]
Now you listen to me, we're not talking about petty thieving here, you can forget about conning some old fart on a magistrate's bench. This is murder, Sheila, that means prison. For life.
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Superintendent Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is on loan replacing DCI Raymond for a murder case. The victim Denis Carradine lived with his elderly mother. The investigation starts as a robbery with sexual overtones but it gets more and more complicated. The prime suspects start with drug-addicted Sheila Bower and low-life Micky Thomas. Maria Henry runs the nursing home and her daughter Polly Henry (Kelly Reilly) is connected to Micky Thomas who was chased into traffic by the cops and killed. As she digs deeper, Tennison uncovers class divisions, corruption within the local police and government.
This is Helen Mirren on her own. What I mean is that the actors are either not good enough or their characters are not good enough. It's missing a second compelling character either in support or in opposition. None of the villains of the piece are that scary. It's a bunch of weaselly old white people scheming about money. Whenever they gather to talk about the situation, the movie slows down a little. The most compelling support character is probably DS Cromwell but actress Sophie Stanton is still a newbie at that point. It's also an early one for Kelly Reilly. It still has primetime Helen Mirren who keeps the train moving. It's a functional police TV drama.
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