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Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement 

Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.
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Complete series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 1996
Ray Emmet Brown ...  Michael Johns 2 episodes, 1996
John Brobbey John Brobbey ...  DC Henry Adeliyeka 2 episodes, 1996
Julia Lane ...  DI Devanney 2 episodes, 1996
Steven Mackintosh ...  The Street 2 episodes, 1996
John McArdle ...  DCS Ballinger 2 episodes, 1996
David O'Hara ...  DS Rankine 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Jacobs Joe Jacobs ...  Campbell Lafferty 2 episodes, 1996
David Norman David Norman ...  Tony Rice 2 episodes, 1996
Martin Ronan Martin Ronan ...  DS Pardy 2 episodes, 1996
Tony Audenshaw Tony Audenshaw ...  DC Growse 2 episodes, 1996
Anne Hornby Anne Hornby ...  DC Skinner 2 episodes, 1996
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ...  Noreen Lafferty 2 episodes, 1996
Marsha Thomason ...  Janice Lafferty 2 episodes, 1996
Joe Speare Joe Speare ...  Radio 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Oldham Paul Oldham ...  Toots 2 episodes, 1996
Chris Bisson ...  Nazir 2 episodes, 1996
Sarah Jones Sarah Jones ...  Deborah 2 episodes, 1996
Steve Money Steve Money ...  Desk Sergeant 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Warriner Paul Warriner ...  Paramedic 2 episodes, 1996
Ravin J. Ganatra Ravin J. Ganatra ...  Mooz 2 episodes, 1996
Badi Uzzaman ...  Mr. Ahmed 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Simpson Paul Simpson ...  Outboard 2 episodes, 1996
Emma Longbottom Emma Longbottom ...  Girl With Child 2 episodes, 1996
Stuart Wolfenden ...  Cheeky Reporter 2 episodes, 1996
Andy Devine Andy Devine ...  Gravefaced Reporter 2 episodes, 1996
Julian Kerridge Julian Kerridge ...  Young Doctor 2 episodes, 1996
Adam Evans Adam Evans ...  Photographer 2 episodes, 1996
David Webber ...  Rector 2 episodes, 1996
Vanessa Knox-Mawer Vanessa Knox-Mawer ...  Louise Ballinger 2 episodes, 1996
Glyn Dilley ...  Soco Officer 2 episodes, 1996
David Kangas David Kangas ...  Pocklington 2 episodes, 1996
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Tennison on a new beat investigates the killing of a drug runner, with the runner's employer, "The Street," as her prime suspect. Meanwhile, The Street is conducting his own investigation into the killing, with the help of his team of hoodlums and his vicious Rottweilers. And as Tennison rankles that her subordinates accuse her of sleeping her way to the top, she begins an affair with her married supervisor. Written by Bil Boozer <bilboozer@gsu.edu>

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PBS/Masterpiece Theatre

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English

Release Date:

9 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Dekko is UK slang for a quick look or glance. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Jane Tennison: Listen, I don't know what you've heard about me, but, ehm...
DCS Ballinger: What have I heard?
Superintendent Jane Tennison: "That bloody Jane Tennison, she'll be storming into your nick, the balls of your best officers trailing from her jaws, spraying people with claret, calling people Masons, threatening resignation..." Well, I... I just wanted to tell you I'm not a complete maniac.
DCS Ballinger: Aren't you? How disappointing.
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Superb acting, penetrating story, the cream of the crop
15 August 2004 | by bludwig2See all my reviews

I remembered the original Prime Suspect TV mini-series as being very good. I decided to re-watch them (with no interruptions this time) on DVD. I rarely re-watch anything, but seeing this series again was like basking in quality.

The acting is sometimes staggeringly good. The story lines are always great, of course I responded to some of the series more than others. Prime Suspect 3 was very dark, but great. Prime Suspect 5 is concerned with real life conflict. There is a mole in the department but who is it? When the answer is revealed, there is no cut and dry conclusion as to their fate, which turns out to be very satisfactory.

My wife and I go to the movies a lot and seeing the Prime Suspect series made ALL the other movies we were watching on the big screen pale in comparison. Even Collateral, which I consider a finely crafted movie just isn't in the same league.


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