Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
"Prime Suspect: The Final Act" (original title)

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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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 Det. Supt. Jane Tennison (1 episode, 2006)
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 Robert (1 episode, 2006)
Maxine Barton ...
 Sallie Sturdy (1 episode, 2006)
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 Bill Otley (1 episode, 2006)
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 Linda Philips (1 episode, 2006)
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 AA Speaker (1 episode, 2006)
Rebecca Clay ...
 Staff Nurse (1 episode, 2006)
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 DCS Mitchell (1 episode, 2006)
Amandla Crichlow ...
 Gloria (1 episode, 2006)
Seroca Davis ...
 Delores (1 episode, 2006)
Laura Doddington ...
 DC Wood (1 episode, 2006)
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 Arnold Tennison (1 episode, 2006)
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 DI Traynor (1 episode, 2006)
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 Penny Philips (1 episode, 2006)
Helen Griffin ...
 AA Speaker (1 episode, 2006)
Clive Hayward ...
 Pathologist (1 episode, 2006)
Dystin Johnson ...
 Staff Nurse (1 episode, 2006)
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 Melanie (1 episode, 2006)
David Keyes ...
 AA Speaker (1 episode, 2006)
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 Tony Sturdy (1 episode, 2006)
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 DS Cox (1 episode, 2006)
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 Tanya (1 episode, 2006)
Sharon Maharaj ...
 Consultant (1 episode, 2006)
Katy Murphy ...
 Ruth Sturdy (1 episode, 2006)
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 Lester Bishop (1 episode, 2006)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Pauline (1 episode, 2006)
Tim Preece ...
 AA Speaker (1 episode, 2006)
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 DS Alun Simms (1 episode, 2006)
Heshima Thompson ...
 Curtis Flynn (1 episode, 2006)
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 Sean Philips (1 episode, 2006)
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 Girl on Heath (1 episode, 2006)
Lee Whitlock ...
 Jeremy (1 episode, 2006)
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Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her killer begins. However, as Jane and her colleagues work to identify their prime suspect, the emotional fallout from the murder begins to take its toll on the battle-scarred detective. As the investigation gets underway, Jane is not only dealing with the imminent death of her father, but also an addiction to alcohol which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. There are plenty of twists and turns as Jane confronts her toughest challenge yet: herself, as the popular award-winning series reaches its devastating finale. Written by Paul McCluskey

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This episode was dedicated to the memory of Tom Bell (Bill Otley) 1933-2006, who died two weeks before this final TV appearance was screened. See more »

Goofs

When Jane is in her girl-hood bed room she plays an LP that is clearly on the Phil Spector International record label from the mid 1970s, yet the song is the 1965 non-LP track In the Middle of Nowhere by Dusty Springfield, released on the Philips label in the UK and had no connection at all with Phil Spector. See more »

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Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: [asking for a DNA test] Mr. Sturdy, unless you give us a sample, I'm afraid we're going to have to arrest you.
Tony Sturdy: [Spits in her face] There's your sample!
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Mirren Excels
1 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In a remarkable performance Helen Mirren plays the alcoholic detective Jane Tennison with depth and understanding rare in television. Mirren once the vivacious girl who was opposite James Mason in Norman Lindsay's "Age of Consent" today is not frightened of getting down and dirty in her roles. She goes full bore warts and all. Supported by a strong cast of British character players we can overlook some minor plot weaknesses when the overall quality of this series is streets ahead of the usual crap cop shows on the box. If only most TV was this good. Not often do we see actors bare their souls like Mirren outside of the cinema screen. Others in the cast worthy of mention are Stephen Tompkinson as Sean Philips, and Gary Lewis as Tony Sturdy.


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