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Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995)

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

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Sarah Pia Anderson

Writers:

Eric Deacon, Meredith Oakes (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Supt. Jane Tennison
Thomas Russell Thomas Russell ... Geoff (as Tom Russell)
James Laurenson ... Paul Endicott
Helene Kvale ... Lynne Endicott
Jill Baker ... Maria Henry
Kelly Reilly ... Polly Henry
Gareth Forwood ... Denis Carradine
Anthony Bate ... James Greenlees
Phillada Sewell Phillada Sewell ... Olive Carradine
Jonathan Copestake Jonathan Copestake ... Micky Thomas
Julie Rice Julie Rice ... Sheila Bower
Roger Milner Roger Milner ... Norman
Tony Spooner Tony Spooner ... Alan
Hamish McColl Hamish McColl ... Younger Neighbor
Sam Rumbelow Sam Rumbelow ... PC Wilson
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Storyline

Superintendent Jane Tennison, 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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

PBS/Masterpiece Theatre

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epäilyksen polttopiste: Sisäpiirit See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Polly played by Kelly Reilly has a small part in this film. The Prome Suspect series is based on Lynda La Plante's Tennison book series. 14 years after this movie Kelly Reilly would star in another series by Lynda La Plante; Above Suspicion. Kelly Reilly played the main character Anna Travis. Starring with her was Cíaran Hinds who played a significant role in the previous Prime Suspect series (series 3). See more »

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DI Haskons: [Angry] I get the distinct impression we're the bad guys.
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It's About Politics and Land
27 October 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

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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