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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness 

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.




Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  Det. Supt. Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 2003
Liam Cunningham ...  Robert West 2 episodes, 2003
Oleg Menshikov ...  Milan Lukic 2 episodes, 2003
Ben Miles ...  DCI Simon Finch 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Pugh ...  DS Alun Simms 2 episodes, 2003
Mark Strong ...  Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall 2 episodes, 2003
Velibor Topic ...  Duscan Zigic 2 episodes, 2003
Barnaby Kay ...  DC Michael Philips / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Tanya Moodie ...  DC Lorna Greaves 2 episodes, 2003
Rad Lazar Rad Lazar ...  Kasim / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ...  Jasmina Belkic 2 episodes, 2003
Olegar Fedoro ...  Moslem 2 episodes, 2003
Sam Hazeldine ...  DC David Butcher 2 episodes, 2003
Anna Maria Ashe Anna Maria Ashe ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 2003
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ...  Pathologist 2 episodes, 2003
Kate Lynn Evans Kate Lynn Evans ...  Rosemary Henderson 2 episodes, 2003
Rupert Frazer ...  George Giblin, M.P. 2 episodes, 2003
Steve Gibbs Steve Gibbs ...  DC Sean Firth 2 episodes, 2003
Stuart Goodwin ...  Anthony Vane / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Sally Hurst Sally Hurst ...  OCB Secretary 2 episodes, 2003
Anna Mountford Anna Mountford ...  Police Doctor 2 episodes, 2003
Femi Oguns Femi Oguns ...  Stephen Abacha 2 episodes, 2003
Bharti Patel Bharti Patel ...  Tennison's secretary 2 episodes, 2003
Tony Pritchard Tony Pritchard ...  DAC Charles Evans 2 episodes, 2003
Finlay Robertson ...  Waterloo Vagrant 2 episodes, 2003
Hugh Sachs ...  Hotel Manager 2 episodes, 2003
Dennis Titus Dennis Titus ...  Landlord 2 episodes, 2003
Ann Warungu Ann Warungu ...  Haweeya 2 episodes, 2003
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ...  Rachel Bell 2 episodes, 2003


Dame Helen Mirren is back as Inspector Jane Tennison in an eagerly awaited new mini-series of the Emmy award-winning television franchise, Prime Suspect. It's been seven years since Tennison put the handcuffs on a psychotic killer. Now, amidst pressure to retire, she faces a death squad that has unleashed the horrors of the Balkan civil war on London. Written by stebbones@excite.com

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Dame Helen Mirren had director approval for this production, which meant she had the the right to look at directors and meet them. She met Tom Hooper and approved him, telling him it had to be his vision, and she would protect it. See more »


Towards the beginning Tennison says she is 54 years old, however in Prime Suspect 5 she says she is 50. As Prime Suspect 6 is set 7 years later she would be 57 not 54. See more »


DS Alun Simms: Tick, tick, tick.
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Follows Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995) See more »

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25 April 2004 | by Morpheus2k3See all my reviews

I have been following the investigations of Jane Tennison since my partner sent me a bad VHS recording of Prime Suspect 1 while I was serving with the USMC in the Persian Gulf. Amid my own warfare, my own self doubts and fears, I found inspiration in DCI Tennison's struggles. I have been in love ever since. Some tales are better than others, but all are good. My personal favorites: PS1, PS3, PS5 and now, topping the list, is Prime Suspect:6. Not since listening to the young actor respond to Tennison's questions in PS5 - "What do you want out of life?" ...Response: "Law and Order", have I teared up watching a TV show. PS6 hits home on many levels. From cinematography to storytelling to acting the whole thing is brilliant on all levels. Helen Mirren, one of the most underrated talents in the acting profession - seeing her silently curse in her car after her encounter with her immediate superior evoked a moment all of us in the working world can relate to.

At the risk of sounding like I'm gushing, I can't recommend enough this latest installment. It is was television drama can and should be.

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18 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre: Prime Suspect 6 See more »

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