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

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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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A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.

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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

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DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

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Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

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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.

Director: Antonia Bird
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

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The discovery of the mutilated body of a young woman seems to echo that of the notorious unsolved Los Angeles 'Black Dahlia' murder of the 1940s.

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall
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 Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 1996)
Ray Emmet Brown ...
 Michael Johns (2 episodes, 1996)
John Brobbey ...
 DC Henry Adeliyeka (2 episodes, 1996)
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 DI Devanney (2 episodes, 1996)
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 The Street (2 episodes, 1996)
John McArdle ...
 DCS Ballinger (2 episodes, 1996)
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 DS Rankine (2 episodes, 1996)
Joseph Jacobs ...
 Campbell Lafferty (2 episodes, 1996)
David Norman ...
 Tony Rice (2 episodes, 1996)
Martin Ronan ...
 DS Pardy (2 episodes, 1996)
Antony Audenshaw ...
 DC Growse (2 episodes, 1996)
Anne Hornby ...
 DC Skinner (2 episodes, 1996)
Gabrielle Reidy ...
 Noreen Lafferty (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Janice Lafferty (2 episodes, 1996)
Joe Speare ...
 Radio (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Oldham ...
 Toots (2 episodes, 1996)
Chris Bisson ...
 Nazir (2 episodes, 1996)
Sarah Jones ...
 Deborah (2 episodes, 1996)
Steve Money ...
 Desk Sergeant (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Warriner ...
 Paramedic (2 episodes, 1996)
Ravin J. Ganatra ...
 Mooz (2 episodes, 1996)
Badi Uzzaman ...
 Mr. Ahmed (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Simpson ...
 Outboard (2 episodes, 1996)
Emma Longbottom ...
 Girl With Child (2 episodes, 1996)
Stuart Wolfenden ...
 Cheeky Reporter (2 episodes, 1996)
Andy Devine ...
 Gravefaced Reporter (2 episodes, 1996)
Julian Kerridge ...
 Young Doctor (2 episodes, 1996)
Adam Evans ...
 Photographer (2 episodes, 1996)
David Webber ...
 Rector (2 episodes, 1996)
Vanessa Knox-Mawer ...
 Louise Ballinger (2 episodes, 1996)
Glyn Dilley ...
 Soco Officer (2 episodes, 1996)
David Kangas ...
 Pocklington (2 episodes, 1996)
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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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Superintendent Jane Tennison: Listen, I don't know what you've heard about me, but, ehm...
DCS Ballinger: What have I heard?
Superintendent Jane Tennison: "That bloody Jane Tennison, she'll be storming into your nick, the balls of your best officers trailing from her jaws, spraying people with claret, calling people Masons, threatening resignation..." Well, I... I just wanted to tell you I'm not a complete maniac.
DCS Ballinger: Aren't you? How disappointing.
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Tennison anyone?
21 June 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Prime Suspect 4" continues the exploits of the inscrutable and dogged seeker of truth and justice, Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison; the first of three miniseries (PS4, PS5, & PS6) with the notable absence of founding writer Lynda La Plante from the credits. Imbued with the same gritty reality of the first three series, the second three series pit Tennison against the forces of evil while coping with middle age, loneliness, indiscretions, a host of personal and professional problems, and resolutions which are sometimes less than ideal. PS4 conjures two stories while PS5 & PS6 are single stories which find Tennison seeking justice on behalf of the brutally wronged while waging war against institutions which are willing to sacrifice the interests of her victims for those of a greater good. In other words, to prevail, Tennison must overcome both evil and good forces, something which makes the always gray scenarios of the PS series yet grayer and the Tennison wars as much a matter of principle as of finding murderers. Very good stuff which only gets better from series to series. (B+)


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