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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 Det. Supt. Jane Tennison (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Robert West (2 episodes, 2003)
Oleg Menshikov ...
 Milan Lukic (2 episodes, 2003)
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 DCI Simon Finch (2 episodes, 2003)
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 DS Alun Simms (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Duscan Zigic (2 episodes, 2003)
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 DC Michael Philips / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 DC Lorna Greaves (2 episodes, 2003)
Rad Lazar ...
 Kasim / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Jasmina Belkic (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Moslem (2 episodes, 2003)
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 DC David Butcher (2 episodes, 2003)
Anna Maria Ashe ...
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 2003)
Leena Dhingra ...
 Pathologist (2 episodes, 2003)
Kate Lynn Evans ...
 Rosemary Henderson (2 episodes, 2003)
Rupert Frazer ...
 George Giblin, M.P. (2 episodes, 2003)
Steve Gibbs ...
 DC Sean Firth (2 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Goodwin ...
 Anthony Vane / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Sally Hurst ...
 OCB Secretary (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Police Doctor (2 episodes, 2003)
Femi Oguns ...
 Stephen Abacha (2 episodes, 2003)
Bharti Patel ...
 Tennison's secretary (2 episodes, 2003)
Tony Pritchard ...
 DAC Charles Evans (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Waterloo Vagrant (2 episodes, 2003)
Hugh Sachs ...
 Hotel Manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Dennis Titus ...
 Landlord (2 episodes, 2003)
Ann Warungu ...
 Haweeya (2 episodes, 2003)
Sarah Winman ...
 Rachel Bell (2 episodes, 2003)
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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's glasses suddenly appear on her face during the second interview with Milan Lukic. See more »

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Jasmina: That's why they rape you, so you're always, always, always ashamed.
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Follows Prime Suspect 2 (1992) See more »

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The best of a brilliant series
1 December 2003 | by (Somerset, England) – See all my reviews

The Prime Suspect plays and mini-series have provided benchmarks for TV drama for a decade. The latest, Prime Suspect 6, raises the bar again. This two-part series is far more than a crime drama. Helen Mirren gives a complete performance, clever, vulnerable, confused, determined in turn. It is a magnificent sustained piece of top-quality acting.

The supporting actors are equally strong, from Frank Finlay as Mirren's elderly father to the Bosnian victims and villains, whose tortured history DS Tennison (Mirren) unearths. They are helped by the quality of Peter Berry's script and Tom Hooper's direction. The story line is more complex even than previous Prime Suspects, involving Mirren in a terrifying visit to Bosnia in a search for the truth that neither the British nor the Bosnians want uncovered.

In short, four hours of gripping, unmissable drama.


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