Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996– )

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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Tennison on a new beat investigates the killing of a drug runner, with the runner's employer, "The Street," as her prime suspect. Meanwhile, The Street is conducting his own investigation into the killing, with the help of his team of hoodlums and his vicious Rottweilers. And as Tennison rankles that her subordinates accuse her of sleeping her way to the top, she begins an affair with her married supervisor. Written by Bil Boozer <bilboozer@gsu.edu>

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While shes giving a talk to the school kids Tennsion says she has been a cop for 22 years meaning she joined the force in 1976. However in Prime Suspect 6 (2003) She is supposed to have completed over 30 years service but she would be 3 years short. See more »

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Superintendent Jane Tennison: Oh, Campbell, you said you wanted law and order. Do you remember that?
Campbell Lafferty: Yeah.
Superintendent Jane Tennison: Yeah, I do too. You'll never get it unless you tell the truth. It's as simple as that.
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Lucky Man
6 June 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

It just gets better. What's to fault in this one? Is there anything? No. Curious how they interweave string quartet music through it - that's a new one. And it's stark - it brings a quality of immediacy and tragedy to it.

Like all in this series, this has a long running time. Like everything in this series, nothing is set in stone. This is longer than many of the others. It's timed at 200 minutes which means a long time in front of the screen.

But it's worth it. This is a strong drama like all of them, and not in the least because of Steven Mackintosh who plays one of the all-time creeps of silver screen or television.

I checked his filmography and saw he's done quite a lot of work and I was surprised because I don't remember ever seeing him before. He really takes out the stops on this one.

As always the story is well written and deftly directed. It's another masterpiece - and it's for television which is the surprise.

And as always, you have to reckon Taylor Hackford's a lucky man.


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