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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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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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: The Scent of Darkness (1995) See more »

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Brilliant
25 April 2004 | by (Honolulu/Hollywood) – See all my reviews

I have been following the investigations of Jane Tennison since my partner sent me a bad VHS recording of Prime Suspect 1 while I was serving with the USMC in the Persian Gulf. Amid my own warfare, my own self doubts and fears, I found inspiration in DCI Tennison's struggles. I have been in love ever since. Some tales are better than others, but all are good. My personal favorites: PS1, PS3, PS5 and now, topping the list, is Prime Suspect:6. Not since listening to the young actor respond to Tennison's questions in PS5 - "What do you want out of life?" ...Response: "Law and Order", have I teared up watching a TV show. PS6 hits home on many levels. From cinematography to storytelling to acting the whole thing is brilliant on all levels. Helen Mirren, one of the most underrated talents in the acting profession - seeing her silently curse in her car after her encounter with her immediate superior evoked a moment all of us in the working world can relate to.

At the risk of sounding like I'm gushing, I can't recommend enough this latest installment. It is was television drama can and should be.


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