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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act 

Prime Suspect: The Final Act (original title)
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.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  Det. Supt. Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 2006
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Sean Philips 2 episodes, 2006
Laura Greenwood ...  Penny Philips 2 episodes, 2006
Eve Best ...  Linda Philips 2 episodes, 2006
Gary Lewis ...  Tony Sturdy 2 episodes, 2006
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ...  Ruth Sturdy 2 episodes, 2006
Frank Finlay ...  Arnold Tennison 2 episodes, 2006
Tom Bell ...  Bill Otley 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Pugh ...  DS Alun Simms 2 episodes, 2006
Brendan Coyle ...  DCS Mitchell 2 episodes, 2006
Robbie Gee ...  DI Traynor 2 episodes, 2006
Russell Mabey ...  DS Cox 2 episodes, 2006
Laura Doddington ...  DC Wood 2 episodes, 2006
Heshima Thompson Heshima Thompson ...  Curtis Flynn 2 episodes, 2006
Carolyn Pickles ...  Pauline 2 episodes, 2006
Amandla Crichlow Amandla Crichlow ...  Gloria 2 episodes, 2006
Maxine Barton Maxine Barton ...  Sallie Sturdy 2 episodes, 2006
Ricky Nixon ...  Lester Bishop 2 episodes, 2006
Ellie Kendrick ...  Melanie 2 episodes, 2006
Tim Preece Tim Preece ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
David Keyes David Keyes ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
Alex Blake ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
Helen Griffin ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
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Dame Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in this mini-series. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her killer begins. However, as Jane and her colleagues work to identify their prime suspect, the emotional fallout from the murder begins to take its toll on the battle-scarred detective. As the investigation gets underway, Jane is not only dealing with the imminent death of her father, but also an addiction to alcohol which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. There are plenty of twists and turns as Jane confronts her toughest challenge yet: herself, as the popular award-winning series reaches its devastating finale. Written by Paul McCluskey

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Final ITV acting role of Frank Finlay before his retirement. See more »

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In this episode, Jane's only sister is named Pauline, yet in all the other episodes - when mentioned - her name is Pam (and played by Jessica Turner). See more »

Quotes

Tony Sturdy: Christ! You never made a mistake? You never been ashamed?
Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: What were you ashamed of Tony? Hmm? 'Cause you like a drink? Is that what it is? You had more than one beer in that car, didn't you? I mean, I can tell you like a drink. 'Cause you smell of alcohol right now.
Tony Sturdy: No. That's not me. That's you.
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This is Drama!!
23 October 2006 | by thompchrSee all my reviews

Without a doubt this is one of the best dramas made in recent years for British Television, Helen Mirren's performance was a tour De force. She has an amazing ability to show the deep emotions of such a complex character that has so many tragic flaws.

In this final episode we see that she has hit rock bottom, retirement is looming large and the serious illness that has left her father seriously ill is now combining with her last case to leave her feeling isolated and alone. The result of which leads Tennison to make some very fatal errors of judgement that could very well destroy a glittering career.

All the cast in this are excellent and add real depth and feel to what is an emotional and somewhat sombre film.

Stephen Tompkinson is again excellent showing why he is such a versatile actor, Special mention should go to Tom Bell who's last performance was measured and very compassionate, he will be sadly missed.

The ending of this series that was leaked to the media was not the one screened which only added to what was a truly excellent piece of film making. Prime Suspect may be no more but we can be thankful that such an intricate and stunning series as this has graced our screens.


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12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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