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Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Mystery  -  22 October 1995 (USA)
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Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Covington
Anne Sutherland
Tracy Keating ...
Carolyn Norwood
Richard Hawley ...
Jack Ellis ...
DC Pride
DS McColl
DC Aplin
Chris Brailsford ...
DC Westbrook
Mossie Smith ...
Caroline Selby ...
Alison Sutherland


Jane Tennison's promotion to Superintendent turns out to put her in charge of an investigation and search for an abducted baby. She gets more involved in it than she intended considering that she just had an abortion. However, she turns out to be the one of most cool headed of her team when the prime suspect seems to be a man who was a child molester recently released from a clinic. As people start to investigate him, emotions get in the way and terrible mistakes are made that seem beyond Supt. Tennison's ability to correct. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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Drama | Mystery



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At the start we see Tennison go to hospital to terminate the pregnancy she conceived during the previous series however The Lost Child aired 18 months after Prime Suspect 3. See more »


Dr. Patrick Schofield: [to Tennison] Your finger is on a trigger. This kind of emotional stress could drive him back to established behavior.
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10 May 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This one unravels deftly. You might not know what's coming. If you really watch for details, you might. Again, the realism of this series beats the 'twinkie' world of Law & Order any day. This is not a Dick Wolf Happy Meal - this is the real thing, and at the top of the heap of great actors and other craftsmen involved is Helen Mirren, a wonder if there ever was one.

Sometimes you have to step away from the quality stuff and wander over into comic book land so to speak to fully appreciate what you're getting. This part is not a cozy one to snuggle up with; this one will make you think - but it's that good. A child is missing; there's a hunt for the child; that's all you need to know. As it wears on, the narrative 'sort of' tells you what you will finally understand. This is neither a 'whodunnit' nor a straightforward drama nor a police series - it's a bit of all three. And watching Helen Mirren do her stuff is going to be a treat for all your senses.

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