A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's (Dame Helen Mirren's) first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's (Dame Helen Mirren'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.
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.
Superintendent Jane Tennison (Dame Helen Mirren), on loan to another jurisdiction, is sent in to investigate a murder of a businessman. It looks like a fairly obvious sex murder, but the facts prove otherwise. Now as Tennison investigates, she uncovers the crime's link to the goings on with the local municipal government and finds something larger and darker there than she anticipated.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Kelly Reilly (Polly) has a small part in this mini-series. The Prime Suspect series was based on Lynda La Plante's Tennison book series. Reilly starred in another series by Lynda La Plante, Above Suspicion (2009). Reilly played the main character Anna Travis. Starring with her was Ciarán Hinds, who played a significant role in Prime Suspect 3 (1993). See more »
Supt. Jane Tennison:
[Interrogating a 16-year-old girl]
Now you listen to me, we're not talking about petty thieving here, you can forget about conning some old fart on a magistrate's bench. This is murder, Sheila, that means prison. For life.
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Jane Tennison moves in on DCI Raymond (who is a manipulative jerk) and takes over the case of a man who was found strangled with his pants at his knees. It turns out he was involved in a land deal which is at the center of the whole episode. Along the way, Jane must face both the resistance of those involved and fight to maintain her authority. Raymond is involved with the rich land dealers and turns a deaf ear to any threats against them. There are some sticky wickets (thought I'd throw in a little British expression) along the way involving an affair, an evil drug dealer, a poor kid who stutters, and a naive young woman. People have been paid off or eliminated. Helen Mirren's Jane is relentless in her efforts to get people to talk. The acting is so good and the cases so hard to solve among all the smokescreens that are set up. I've appreciated that the recent offerings are single sittings.
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