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Prime Suspect 2 

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (1992)
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:
...  DCI Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 1992
...  DS Robert Oswalde 2 episodes, 1992
...  D Supt Michael Kernan 2 episodes, 1992
...  DI Tony Muddyman 2 episodes, 1992
...  DI Frank Burkin 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Hawley ...  DS Richard Haskons 2 episodes, 1992
Philip Wright ...  DC Lillie 2 episodes, 1992
Ian Fitzgibbon ...  DC Jones 2 episodes, 1992
...  DC Rosper 2 episodes, 1992
...  Sgt Calder 2 episodes, 1992
...  DCI Thorndike 2 episodes, 1992
...  Esme Allen 2 episodes, 1992
...  Vernon Allen 2 episodes, 1992
...  Tony Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Ashley James ...  Cleo Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Junior Laniyan ...  David Allen 2 episodes, 1992
...  Sarah Allen 2 episodes, 1992
Josephine Melville ...  Esta 2 episodes, 1992
Tom Watson ...  David Harvey 2 episodes, 1992
Cynthia Powell ...  Silver Haired Lady 2 episodes, 1992
...  Eileen Reynolds 2 episodes, 1992
Matt Bardock ...  Jason Reynolds 2 episodes, 1992
...  Joanne Fagunwa 2 episodes, 1992
Anna Lorimer ...  Sandra 2 episodes, 1992
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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Oscar Bream: Perhaps if you were ready to model in the nude...
DCI Jane Tennison: That's sexual harassment.
Oscar Bream: What isn't nowadays?
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Followed by Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995) See more »

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Nearly flawless
25 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Television has never been considered "high art", but this 4-hour miniseries is about as close to that as you're going to find. When I first saw this series several years ago, I said it was the finest television miniseries I'd ever seen (so, longer-running series like I Claudius don't fall into this category). I recently saw it again, and I stand by my original opinion. Virtually every aspect of this series is exception and memorable -- an intricate, intriguing detective story, finely-drawn characters, subtle probing of psychological, social, and racial issues, remarkable acting, original and impressive cinematography, incredible editing, clear direction...even great costume design and an unforgettable musical score. This series was as riveting to me the second time I saw it as the first, and I constantly noticed many nuances and attention to detail which I missed the first time. This is a remarkable film, which stands up to repeated viewing and can be enjoyed on many levels. I can't recommend it enough. You won't be disappointed. (And I really don't engage in such hyperbole often...see some of my other reviews!)


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