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Prime Suspect 2 

DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  DCI Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 1992
Colin Salmon ...  DS Robert Oswalde 2 episodes, 1992
John Benfield ...  D Supt Michael Kernan 2 episodes, 1992
Jack Ellis ...  DI Tony Muddyman 2 episodes, 1992
Craig Fairbrass ...  DI Frank Burkin 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Hawley Richard Hawley ...  DS Richard Haskons 2 episodes, 1992
Philip Wright ...  DC Lillie 2 episodes, 1992
Ian Fitzgibbon Ian Fitzgibbon ...  DC Jones 2 episodes, 1992
Andrew Tiernan ...  DC Rosper 2 episodes, 1992
Lloyd McGuire ...  Sgt Calder 2 episodes, 1992
Stephen Boxer ...  DCI Thorndike 2 episodes, 1992
Claire Benedict ...  Esme Allen 2 episodes, 1992
George Harris ...  Vernon Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Fraser James ...  Tony Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Ashley James Ashley James ...  Cleo Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Junior Laniyan Junior Laniyan ...  David Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Jenny Jules ...  Sarah Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Josephine Melville Josephine Melville ...  Esta 2 episodes, 1992
Tom Watson Tom Watson ...  David Harvey 2 episodes, 1992
Cynthia Powell Cynthia Powell ...  Silver Haired Lady 2 episodes, 1992
June Watson ...  Eileen Reynolds 2 episodes, 1992
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ...  Jason Reynolds 2 episodes, 1992
Nina Sosanya ...  Joanne Fagunwa 2 episodes, 1992
Anna Lorimer Anna Lorimer ...  Sandra 2 episodes, 1992
Stefan Kalipha Stefan Kalipha ...  Jonathan Phelps 2 episodes, 1992
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Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison now deals with a racially-charged murder. The long-dead body of a young black woman is discovered in a district recently convulsed by police brutality and which now is in the midst of a highly-charged political campaign. Her investigation is hampered by the hostility of the local populace, and the clumsy methods of some of her subordinates and irresponsible journalists make things worse. Can she solve the case before a race riot breaks out? Her job is further complicated when a former lover is assigned to her command as a subordinate. Written by Reid Gagle

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Official Sites:

PBS/Masterpiece Theatre

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

15 December 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Epäilyksen polttopiste See more »

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Granada Television,WGBH See more »
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(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In a 2006 interview, Helen Mirren stated that 'what did shock me profoundly was we had a storyline, where a house had been bought and they're re-modeling the garden and they find a dead body and then they find another one. And in my mind I was going - that's a little bit, you know, that's pushing it a bit - and then very shortly after that the Rosemary and Fred West case came about and I thought - my god. My god. Not only was it realistic. The real world went so much further'. See more »

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When Burkin is questioning a band member at a studio in relation to Nadine, the music starts despite the fact that bassist hasn't finished talking to Burkin, the bass can be clearly heard. See more »

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Gold: [Examining the decomposed corpse] Looks like it's a female, Oscar.
Oscar Bream: Oh, yes? What makes you say that, Mr. Gold?
Gold: It's wearing a bra.
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Followed by Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003) See more »

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solid police procedural
25 November 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

DCI Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) demonstrates interrogation techniques with DS Robert Oswalde (Colin Salmon). She has a fling with him and breaks up. A skeleton is found buried in the yard of a home in a black community. Racial tension is high and the case uncovers dark secrets. D Supt Michael Kernan (John Benfield) recruits Oswalde to be the token black investigator on the case.

The chain-smoking is gone and so is the blatant sexism. There is racial politics instead. This is more in line with a police procedural and I like this case better than the first series. Colin Salmon is a terrific actor and has great acting chops to match Mirren. The whodunit aspect is good. Overall, it's a solid TV cop movie.


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