Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson
Stars: Helen Mirren, Thomas Russell, James Laurenson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus
Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward
Prime Suspect (1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

Stars: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Anthony Flanagan, Stefanie Wilmore
Prime Suspect (2011–2012)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo
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Series cast summary:
...  DCI Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 1993
...  Sgt. Bill Otley 2 episodes, 1993
Karen Tomlin ...  WPC Norma Hastings 2 episodes, 1993
...  James Jackson 2 episodes, 1993
...  Vera Reynolds 2 episodes, 1993
...  Supt. Halliday 2 episodes, 1993
...  WPC Kathy Bibby 2 episodes, 1993
...  Insp. Larry Hall 2 episodes, 1993
...  Commander Chiswick 2 episodes, 1993
...  DI Brian Dalton 2 episodes, 1993
Richard Hawley ...  DS Richard Haskons 2 episodes, 1993
Philip Wright ...  DC Lillie 2 episodes, 1993
Mark Drewry ...  DI Ray Hebdon 2 episodes, 1993
...  Chief Supt. Kernan 2 episodes, 1993
...  John Kennington 2 episodes, 1993
Pearce Quigley ...  Red 2 episodes, 1993
...  Edward Parker-Jones 2 episodes, 1993
Andrew Dicks ...  Billy Matthews 2 episodes, 1993
Alyson Spiro ...  Margaret Speel 2 episodes, 1993
Steven Crossley ...  Mark Lewis 2 episodes, 1993
John Axon ...  Jackson's Lawyer 2 episodes, 1993
...  Jessica Smithy 2 episodes, 1993
Felix Bell ...  Rutter 2 episodes, 1993
Robin Polley ...  Club MC 2 episodes, 1993
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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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28 April 1994 (USA)  »

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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

Jessica Smithy: [Reguarding his tie] Choose them yourself, do you?
Insp. Larry Hall: No - my girlfriend does.
Jessica Smithy: I'd get rid of her if I were you.
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Connections

Followed by Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995) See more »

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Falling in Love Again
from "The Blue Angel"
Sung by Linda Taylor
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So good.
17 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

At first, we had a hard time understanding the accents, but by the second episode we caught up and enjoyed it a great deal. Then again, we were watching a home-taped VHS copy, so the sound was a little muted.

The acting and the writing were excellent.


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