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

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell
Cracker (TV Movie 2006)
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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.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien
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Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

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About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

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Ray Emmet Brown ...
 Michael Johns 2 episodes, 1996
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 DC Henry Adeliyeka 2 episodes, 1996
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 DI Devanney 2 episodes, 1996
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 DS Rankine 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Jacobs ...
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 ...
Paul Oldham ...
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Sarah Jones ...
Steve Money ...
 Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Warriner ...
 Paramedic 2 episodes, 1996
Ravin J. Ganatra ...
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 ...
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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CPS is short for Crown Prosecution Service. See more »

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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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Follows Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995) See more »

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Superb acting, penetrating story, the cream of the crop
15 August 2004 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

I remembered the original Prime Suspect TV mini-series as being very good. I decided to re-watch them (with no interruptions this time) on DVD. I rarely re-watch anything, but seeing this series again was like basking in quality.

The acting is sometimes staggeringly good. The story lines are always great, of course I responded to some of the series more than others. Prime Suspect 3 was very dark, but great. Prime Suspect 5 is concerned with real life conflict. There is a mole in the department but who is it? When the answer is revealed, there is no cut and dry conclusion as to their fate, which turns out to be very satisfactory.

My wife and I go to the movies a lot and seeing the Prime Suspect series made ALL the other movies we were watching on the big screen pale in comparison. Even Collateral, which I consider a finely crafted movie just isn't in the same league.


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