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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 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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 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
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 Kasim / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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 DC David Butcher 2 episodes, 2003
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 Newsreader 2 episodes, 2003
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 Rosemary Henderson 2 episodes, 2003
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Steve Gibbs ...
 DC Sean Firth 2 episodes, 2003
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 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 ...
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 for this production, which meant she had the the right to look at directors and meet them. She met Tom Hooper and approved him to direct it, 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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Pathologist: [seeing someone get some bad news] Lots of deep breathing, keep drinking.
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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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