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Prime Suspect 1973 

Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.
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Series cast summary:
Stefanie Martini ...  Jane Tennison 6 episodes, 2017
Sam Reid ...  DI Len Bradfield 6 episodes, 2017
Blake Harrison ...  DS Spencer Gibbs 6 episodes, 2017
Alun Armstrong ...  Clifford Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Andrew Brooke ...  Sergeant Harris 6 episodes, 2017
Daniel Ezra ...  DC Ashton 6 episodes, 2017
Jessica Gunning ...  Kath Morgan 6 episodes, 2017
Joshua Hill ...  DC Edwards 6 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long ...  DS Paul Lawrence 6 episodes, 2017
Tommy McDonnell Tommy McDonnell ...  DC Hudson 6 episodes, 2017
Ruth Sheen ...  Renee Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Lex Shrapnel ...  John Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Jay Taylor Jay Taylor ...  David Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Charles Walters Charles Walters ...  DC Regan 6 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Sidi ...  Andrew Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Geraldine Somerville ...  Joyce Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Nick Nevern ...  Danny Mitcham 5 episodes, 2017
Anthony Skordi ...  Silas Manatos / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Rosie Day ...  Pam Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Clive De-Halton Gibson ...  PC / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Attila G. Kerekes Attila G. Kerekes ...  PC 08 / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Nancy Carroll ...  Mary Collins 4 episodes, 2017
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ...  George Collins 3 episodes, 2017
Mick Wigfall Mick Wigfall ...  Mick Barker / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Ian Beattie ...  Dr. Martin 3 episodes, 2017
Jacob James Beswick Jacob James Beswick ...  Eddie Phillips 3 episodes, 2017
Thomas Coombes ...  Dwayne Clarke 3 episodes, 2017
Dorian Lough ...  Clay Whiteley 3 episodes, 2017
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ...  Hebe 3 episodes, 2017
Samuel Adewunmi ...  Billy Myers 2 episodes, 2017
Franc Ashman Franc Ashman ...  Teresa O'Duncie 2 episodes, 2017
Joanna Bacon ...  Nancy Phillips 2 episodes, 2017
Neil Hancock Neil Hancock ...  Ashley Brennan 2 episodes, 2017
Andrew Lawden ...  Chief Prison Officer 2 episodes, 2017
Nneka Okoye ...  Paula 2 episodes, 2017
Aaron Pierre ...  Terrence O'Duncie 2 episodes, 2017
Liam Smith Liam Smith ...  Mikey 2 episodes, 2017
Jodie Tyack ...  Flowers 2 episodes, 2017
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Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

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A life of crime begins.


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Clifford Bentley's bank robbery seems to have been based on the Baker Street bank robbery of 1971. As with the Bentley robbery, walkie talkie transmissions (themselves very rare at the time) between a lookout and the other gang members were overheard by a nearby radio enthusiast and taped; a tunnel from a nearby shop was used to gain access to the bank, and explosives were also used. The Baker Street robbery has become the subject of urban myth and conspiracy theories, some of which are portrayed in The Bank Job (2008). See more »


The then new 'Wellington' series-D five pound notes are seen throughout the series. While these were definitely in use but still coming into play as currency, the previous series were still common. Every scene where there is a £5 note shown, shows the new series...including the ones buried in the late 60s after an old robbery. Series D was introduced in October 1971 as part of the decimal changeover and even in the banks, many of the older series would have been used. See more »


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Great Beginnings
25 June 2017 | by lennybuttzSee all my reviews

I have to start out by saying I am a HUGE fan of the original Prime Suspect. I never could understand the British disdain for intelligent Police personal, the best and brightest always seem to get treated with contempt. My biggest problem with the original Prime Suspect is there wasn't enough of it, only a few hours a year.

I am happy to say they at least gave us a full British season which is less than half of an American season. I'm happy they developed this show, there aren't really any surprises Jane talked about her past quite often but it's a pleasure to see it all unfold as it happened. I quite enjoy seeing the fashions of the 70s again and the music is great except too often they play the music way too loud like they think we're so stupid we won't get it unless the music is blaring. I hope they correct that for the second season. I hope there is a second season.

It's a cop show set in the 70s when things were quite different. I'm not sure how it was in the UK but I know in the U.S. female officers were something new and they weren't always made to feel welcome. It is interesting to get a look at what the UK was like at that point in time although I'm sure it's not 100% realistic. The show has great writers, the cast is really good and I thoroughly enjoyed watching this series unfold. I would highly recommend watching it.

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25 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK

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