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

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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (TV Mini-Series 2006)
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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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Director: Paul Marcus
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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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Director: Sarah Pia Anderson
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Prime Suspect 2 (TV Mini-Series 1992)
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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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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

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Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall
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Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls, Gosford Park) is back as Inspector Jane Tennison in an eagerly awaited new episode of the Emmy award-winning series Prime Suspect on ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre. It's been seven years since Tennison put the handcuffs on a psychotic killer in the last episode. Now, amid pressure to retire, she faces a death squad that has unleashed the horrors of the Balkan civil war on London. Written by stebbones@excite.com

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Helen Mirren had director approval. She had the the right to look at directors and meet them. She met Tom Hooper and approved him, telling him it had to be his vision and she would protect it. See more »

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Tennison refers to Zigic as a Bosnian to the SWAT team leader, but earlier his nationality is represented as Serbian. See more »

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Pathologist: [seeing someone get some bad news] Lots of deep breathing, keep drinking.
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Follows Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995) See more »

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We get more and more of the "evolved" Jane Tennison in this one.
1 May 2004 | by (New Orleans, Louisiana) – See all my reviews

Prime Suspect 6 is right up there with the rest of the series. Tennison doesn't even bother with what people think of her anymore and doesn't even care about whether they respect her or not. She blasts them for even suggesting retirement. After that, it only gets better....for those of us interested in the character development of Tennison, all of the stories are good. We care more about how she evolves as a human woman. Boy, has she evolved! She's as hard as nails on the surface and as crumpled up as ever on the inside. I kept waiting for her to weep for all the stuff she's holding in. But, true to form, she holds on and even her letting go is so controlled that you want to scream for her.

Nobody can do this stuff like Helen Mirren. She deserves an Oscar and I hope America finds a way to honor her with one. AND SOON!!!


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