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)
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 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)
Anna Mountford ...
 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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George Giblin, M.P.: We are being swamped and I will make no apologies for that word, swamped, by foreign criminals. The police are under resourced.
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Follows Prime Suspect (1991) See more »

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The highly-refined art of television writing.
19 November 2003 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

The four-hour miniseries is, when well executed, one of the most entertaining forms of modern drama. "Prime Suspect 6" is a vivid demonstration of how a well-crafted script put in the hands of a competent director and a dedicated cast and crew can provide cliff-hanging suspense and emotional excursions for viewers of a wide range of ages and backgrounds.

Helen Mirren is possibly at her best in "6" as the ageing senior detective, constantly battling the establishment as she tries to manage a big caseload when a particularly brutal murder opens a Pandora's box of leads, lies and loose ends.

My prize, however, goes to Peter Berry for his writing. The story lets us slowly explore the minds, motivations and especially the passions of all the main characters and makes good use of historical events and present-day tensions to construct a drama of the highest quality. His story has strong Hollywood elements, and for this style of drama, that's precisely what's needed.

If you missed it this time, don't miss the repeat or definitely rent the DVD when it's out.


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