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Prime Suspect 3 

Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  DCI Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Bell ...  Sgt. Bill Otley 2 episodes, 1993
Karen Tomlin Karen Tomlin ...  WPC Norma Hastings 2 episodes, 1993
David Thewlis ...  James Jackson 2 episodes, 1993
Peter Capaldi ...  Vera Reynolds 2 episodes, 1993
Struan Rodger ...  Supt. Halliday 2 episodes, 1993
Liza Sadovy ...  WPC Kathy Bibby 2 episodes, 1993
Mark Strong ...  Insp. Larry Hall 2 episodes, 1993
Terrence Hardiman ...  Commander Chiswick 2 episodes, 1993
Andrew Woodall ...  DI Brian Dalton 2 episodes, 1993
Richard Hawley Richard Hawley ...  DS Richard Haskons 2 episodes, 1993
Philip Wright ...  DC Lillie 2 episodes, 1993
Mark Drewry Mark Drewry ...  DI Ray Hebdon 2 episodes, 1993
John Benfield ...  Chief Supt. Kernan 2 episodes, 1993
Terence Harvey ...  John Kennington 2 episodes, 1993
Pearce Quigley ...  Red 2 episodes, 1993
Ciarán Hinds ...  Edward Parker-Jones 2 episodes, 1993
Andrew Dicks Andrew Dicks ...  Billy Matthews 2 episodes, 1993
Alyson Spiro ...  Margaret Speel 2 episodes, 1993
Steven Crossley Steven Crossley ...  Mark Lewis 2 episodes, 1993
John Axon John Axon ...  Jackson's Lawyer 2 episodes, 1993
Kelly Hunter ...  Jessica Smithy 2 episodes, 1993
Felix Bell Felix Bell ...  Rutter 2 episodes, 1993
Robin Polley Robin Polley ...  Club MC 2 episodes, 1993
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Storyline

Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of homicide. But soon a homicide case impinges on her new job when a very young male prostitute is murdered in the apartment of Vera Reynolds, a trans woman and cabaret performer. Soon Jane is on the trail of the boy's brutal pimp (played by David Thewlis). But her investigation is complicated by the Old Boy's Network, which is spying on her and is more concerned with preventing scandal than bringing the villain to justice. Written by Reid Gagle

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

PBS/Masterpiece Theatre

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Első számú gyanúsított See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his lecture at the beginning of the film, Jake says that all known serial killers are male -- with exception to a recent case in the United States. This is a reference to Aileen Wuornos, who was arrested and charged in 1992 for murdering seven men. See more »

Goofs

When Parker-Jones walks into the police station, he is alone, but after the interrogation room door is closed, his lawyer suddenly appears. See more »

Quotes

DCI Jane Tennison: [to members of her team] So if any names come up on this tape, they are going to stay here in this office amongst us. because we are opening one very big can of worms. We're going to need hard evidence to back it up. Excuse the pun.
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Connections

Followed by Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Falling in Love Again
from "The Blue Angel"
Sung by Linda Taylor
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She's Back
3 December 2006 | by UACWSee all my reviews

Everything everyone is saying about this one is true. One thing to add: it's a lot for a single sitting. It runs almost four hours. People couldn't have had an option when it was transmitted on telly - they had to wait for the subsequent episodes - but when you rent or purchase it now you can't be forced into that option - and you'll find it nigh on impossible to break things off at the hour or two hour mark - it's just too good as everyone says.

Perhaps the best news is that Lynda La Plante is back. Episode two wasn't bad - but it wasn't La Plante's writing and it didn't have her magical hand on it. This one does. It's as if she took all the stuff she found out worked in the first episode, concentrated it, and flung it back. Everything is deeper, grittier, gorier.

There are seven huge episodes in this opus, all told twenty two hours of viewing. So to single out any one episode and say it's 'best' is going to be difficult, but taking only the first three it's not hard to see which excel more than others, and this one has to rank right at the very top.


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