Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003– )

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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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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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Towards the beginning Tennison says she is 54 years old, however in Prime Suspect 5 she says she is 50. As Prime Suspect 6 is set 7 years later she would be 57 not 54. See more »

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Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: [Regarding the murdered woman] What nationality do you think she was?
Pathologist: Possible East European; but I assumed Spanish the other day. That turned out to be Irish.
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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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