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 (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Sean Philips (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Penny Philips (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Linda Philips (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Tony Sturdy (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Ruth Sturdy (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Arnold Tennison (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Bill Otley (2 episodes, 2006)
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 DS Alun Simms (2 episodes, 2006)
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 DCS Mitchell (2 episodes, 2006)
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 DI Traynor (2 episodes, 2006)
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 DS Cox (2 episodes, 2006)
Laura Doddington ...
 DC Wood (2 episodes, 2006)
Heshima Thompson ...
 Curtis Flynn (2 episodes, 2006)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Pauline (2 episodes, 2006)
Amandla Crichlow ...
 Gloria (2 episodes, 2006)
Maxine Barton ...
 Sallie Sturdy (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Lester Bishop (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Melanie (2 episodes, 2006)
Tim Preece ...
 AA Speaker (2 episodes, 2006)
David Keyes ...
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 AA Speaker (2 episodes, 2006)
Helen Griffin ...
 AA Speaker (2 episodes, 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 »

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In this episode, Jane's only sister is named Pauline, yet in all the other episodes - when mentioned - her name is Pam (and played by Jessica Turner). See more »

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Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: You got kids?
DI Traynor: Yeah, two girls.
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: Never lie to them. They always know when you're lying.
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Intelligent AND entertaining!
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Final Act" is the splendid concluding episode of a (generally) gripping series. As in the very best crime dramas, the focus really isn't the plot or the "whodunnit?" but the character of the central players. And if Helen Mirren almost eclipses them, that's only a bonus for the viewer. The tension is generated not by the crime plot (which is serviceable but predictable) but from Mirren's gripping portrayal of the powerful and all-too-human Jane Tennyson who treads the tightrope of her final days in her career. She somehow manages to give us a woman who balances the angels and the devils in her character without once lapsing into the predictable or the incredible. And THAT's what keeps you leaning forward in your seat.

God, but she's good!


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