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22 October 1995 (USA) See more »
Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Helen Mirren ... Supt. Jane Tennison

Beatie Edney ... Susan Covington

Robert Glenister ... Chris Hughes

Lesley Sharp ... Anne Sutherland
Tracy Keating ... Carolyn Norwood
Richard Hawley ... DI Richard Haskons
Jack Ellis ... DI Tony Muddyman

David Phelan ... DC Pride

Graham Seed ... Doctor

John Benfield ... DCS Kernan

Tony Rohr ... DS McColl

Mark Bazeley ... DC Aplin
Chris Brailsford ... DC Westbrook
Mossie Smith ... WPC Maureen Havers
Caroline Selby ... Alison Sutherland
Candice Paul ... Gayle Sutherland
Adrian Lukis ... John Warwick
Fergus O'Donnell ... DC Hawker

Stuart Wilson ... Dr. Patrick Schofield
Stephen Tindall ... DCI White

Anthony Daniels ... Pathologist

David Ryall ... Oscar Bream
Patrick Cremin ... DI Andrews
Sam Cox ... DCI Birnam

Richard Cubison ... Commander Lane
Mac Andrews ... Stubbs
Anna Niland ... WPC
Malcolm Raeburn ... Supt. Sleeth
Robin Ashenden ... Reporter

Directed by
John Madden 
Writing credits
Paul Billing (written by)

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: USA
Sally Head .... executive producer
Paul Marcus .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
Film Editing by
Anthony Ham 
Casting by
Doreen Jones 
Production Design by
Chris Truelove 
Art Direction by
Stephen Graham 
Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill 
Makeup Department
Jane Hatch .... makeup supervisor
Anastasia Shirley .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Bill Leather .... production supervisor
David Meddick .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trina Fraser .... first assistant director
Sue Whitley .... second assistant director
Art Department
Iain Andrews .... assistant art director
Murray Cook .... graphic designer
Trevor Devoy .... production buyer
Tony Mills .... construction manager
Terry Nixon .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Ben Brookes .... boom operator
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
John Rutherford .... dubbing editor
John Senior .... dubbing editor
Nick Steer .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Steve Tomkow .... special effects
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Camp .... gaffer
Craig Feather .... focus puller
Mike Fisher .... camera grip
Tony Slater-Ling .... clapper loader (as Tony Ling)
Howard Somers .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Horn .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
David Boyle .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Chris Clarkson .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Gwenda Bagshaw .... script associate
Elizabeth Bradley .... script editor
Craig McNeil .... production executive
Carl Morris .... production financing
Milly Preece .... production coordinator
Valery Ryan .... script editor
David Weir .... location manager
Sue Wild .... continuity

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Prime Viewing, 16 January 2001
Author: edward wilgar ( from Melbourne, Australia

As the superb `Prime Suspect' series reaches part four there is no loss of momentum at all, this in itself a considerable achievement.' Prime Suspect IV: The Lost Child' has the solid supporting cast that we take for granted in these British dramas but of course the beautiful Helen Mirren easily dominates; our eyes never leave her while she's on-screen.

The search for the lost child of the title leads Superintendent Jane Tennison's CID team to a prime suspect who turns out to be a convicted pedophile now living with a single mother and her two young daughters. The insight we are given into the workings of his mind is one of the emotional highlights of this mini-series but it may be too strong for many stomachs.

The action sequences are brilliantly handled with the hand-held camera thrusting us right into the middle of the excitement and there's gripping tension during the climactic siege.

Altogether this is another magnificent police procedural drama.

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