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.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (TV Mini-Series 2006)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus
Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.

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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.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister
Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini-Series 1993)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin
Prime Suspect 2 (TV Mini-Series 1992)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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Stars: Frances Grey, Gillian Taylforth, Emily Joyce
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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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 »

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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Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: You know, it'll be a huge miscalculation to try and undermine my authority.
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Follows Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996) See more »

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Thrilling and Totally Absorbing
23 April 2007 | by (New Haven County, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

The only remark I wish to add to the other reviews is that the music accompanying this particular mini-series of the "Prime Suspect" series was particularly appealing, I think.

So often, the music is an irritant or a distraction, whereas in this thriller, I felt it enhanced the filmed drama greatly. The soundtrack employs much East European singing, as well as Eastern-looking music from the Moslem cultures of the Adriatic provinces, and used this to help make the victims of the crimes presented more sympathetic to us.

I found the spirited dance music, with a heavily middle-eastern, percussion-and-plectra sound, employed during the exciting chase scenes, especially effective.

It's a sad story, and a police-thriller, and while I wouldn't say it transcends its genre completely, it does manage to provoke a little thought about principles, about honor, about cruelty, and about integrity and behaving justly.

Very enjoyable when you're in the mood for a thriller!


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