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      Season 1 – Prime Suspect

      1991 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      100% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 71% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score After a colleague suffers a near-fatal heart attack, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison takes over an investigation into the murder of Delia Mornay, a young prostitute. The case is challenging enough in its own right, since Jane quickly determines that there is very little tangible evidence against the main suspect, an ex-convict. Worse, however, she suspects there is a cover-up going on in her department, where her male team of investigators isn't making a secret of their displeasure to be working for a woman. After a second body is discovered, what started as a single murder inquiry turns into an investigation stretching back over 10 years, forcing Jane to devote every waking hour to the case and taking a toll on her home life with her recently divorced live-in lover, Peter Rawlins. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Apr 7, 1991 Price to Pay Detective Jane Tennison battles her male colleagues while searching for a murderer who kills prostitutes. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 8, 1991 Prime Suspect 2 Detective Jane Tennison battles her male colleagues while searching for a murderer who kills prostitutes. Details Next
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      Previous Ken Tucker Entertainment Weekly Mirren is terrific -- hard-boiled but never macho; always suggesting a sort of bitter humor. A- Apr 12, 2019 Full Review John J. O'Connor New York Times Miss La Plante has delivered a lean, taut script. As the investigation expands, the horror of the crimes, and the fragility of urban life, becomes ever more palpable... Miss Mirren's Tennison is a powerhouse performance. Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Grace Dent Guardian Bleak, brutal and beautifully rendered, this was British crime drama at its absolute best. Apr 12, 2019 Full Review David Hiltbrand People Magazine With her original script, writer Lynda La Plante has planted many a twist in this canny, well acted and cohesive miniseries. A- Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Kari Croop Common Sense Media It continues to remind us of the value of strong storytelling and excellent acting. 5/5 Apr 12, 2019 Full Review Next
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      Previous T K One of the best TV police dramas ever! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/25/23 Full Review Audience Member It burns slow, but it's unapologetically real about policing and crime Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Network
      ITV
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Apr 7, 1991
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