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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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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 Laura Doddington ...  DC Wood 2 episodes, 2006
Heshima Thompson Heshima Thompson ...  Curtis Flynn 2 episodes, 2006
Carolyn Pickles 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 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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Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. 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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12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

This episode was dedicated to the memory of Tom Bell (Bill Otley) 1933-2006, who died two weeks before this final TV appearance was screened. See more »

Goofs

When Jane is in her girl-hood bed room she plays an LP that is clearly on the Phil Spector International record label from the mid 1970s, yet the song is the 1965 non-LP track In the Middle of Nowhere by Dusty Springfield, released on the Philips label in the UK and had no connection at all with Phil Spector. See more »

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Tony Sturdy: I think that you're a cold, ruthless bitch, but maybe that's what you need to be to do your job!
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Follows Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995) See more »

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Almost Perfect! Left Wanting More!
27 December 2007 | by SylSee all my reviews

Dame Helen Mirren ends perhaps her most famous role besides that of Queens. Jane Tennison DCI is one of the most original female characters that television has produced in recent years. She is almost unforgettable. When Dame Helen Mirren first started, few people knew who she was and now everybody knows in the world that she is one of the finest acting talents from Britain. I knew she was in 1986 when I saw her play a maid in a Titanic film. As Jane Tennison, Helen Mirren embodies the role with such complexity that it seems so easy and natural. Jane approaches retirement with one last case but you know that Jane has lived for this job. They have this marriage between them. In the final installment of this legendary series, Helen and Jane bow out gracefully in the end. Jane battles alcoholism, loneliness, and her father's pending death. She reunites and befriends AA member, Bill Otley, played by Tom Bell shortly before his death. I felt the parents of the missing girl were quite believable in their roles. Jane's pending retirement is beset by loss, wonder, and disappointment. In the end, she bounces back, makes a shattering discoveries about the case, and you wonder what would happen to Jane Tennison that you want more. Maybe she is lecturing on crime techniques at a university or other British police officers. One can only hope that this is not the last we see of Dame Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison.


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