Prime Suspect

The series focuses on a no-nonsense female Detective Chief Inspector (DCI), Jane Tennison (played by Helen Mirren), who is attached to the Metropolitan Police, initially at the fictional Southampton Row police station. It is set mostly in London and the outer areas, with series 5 being set in Manchester. In later series, she is promoted to Detective Superintendent and reassigned to rotating duties, beginning with the vice squad in Soho. The series shows how she survives and negotiates in a male-dominated profession determined to see her fail with the support of her boss, Detective Chief Superintendent Mike Kernan and loyal Sgt. Richard Haskons. As mentioned in the behind-the-scenes documentary that accompanies "The Final Act" DVD, Jackie Malton, who was one of only four female DCIs at the time this series began, acted as an advisor to the writers.
The series focuses on a no-nonsense female Detective Chief Inspector (DCI), Jane Tennison (played by Helen Mirren), who is attached to the Metropolitan Police, initially at the fictional Southampton Row police station. It is set mostly in London and the outer areas, with series 5 being set in Manchester. In later series, she is promoted to Detective Superintendent and reassigned to rotating duties, beginning with the vice squad in Soho. The series shows how she survives and negotiates in a male-dominated profession determined to see her fail with the support of her boss, Detective Chief Superintendent Mike Kernan and loyal Sgt. Richard Haskons. As mentioned in the behind-the-scenes documentary that accompanies "The Final Act" DVD, Jackie Malton, who was one of only four female DCIs at the time this series began, acted as an advisor to the writers.

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Concluding DCS Jane Tennison's last adventure. She cracks the case, but gets a series of shocks.

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Concluding DCS Jane Tennison's last adventure. She cracks the case, but gets a series of shocks.
Season Finale
Helen Mirren returns as DCS Jane Tennison in a new adventure, positively the last Prime Suspect.

In the first of the two-part Prime Suspect 7, Jane investigates the disappearance of a fourteen-year-old girl, and finds hidden depths.

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Helen Mirren returns as DCS Jane Tennison in a new adventure, positively the last Prime Suspect. In the first of the two-part Prime Suspect 7, Jane investigates the disappearance of a fourteen-year-old girl, and finds hidden depths.
Season Premiere
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Series Premiere
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Season Finale
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s2e1 Operation Nadine - Part 1
December 15, 1992
December 15, 1992
Operation Nadine - Part 1
Season Premiere
372128
s2e2 Operation Nadine - Part 2
December 16, 1992
December 16, 1992
Operation Nadine - Part 2
Season Finale
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s3e1 Prime Suspect 3 - Part 1
December 19, 1993
December 19, 1993
Prime Suspect 3 - Part 1
Season Premiere
190333
s3e2 Prime Suspect 3 - Part 2
December 20, 1993
December 20, 1993
Prime Suspect 3 - Part 2
Season Finale
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Like her or loathe her, you had to respect the he** out of Jane Tennyson, she gave everything to the job and Helen Mirren had a tough time in the press as they didn't like, at that time, a strong female lead - like most of Tennyson's colleagues. I remember thinking that I just didn't know how she managed to put up with all the misogyny but for her it was about the work, helping people, not holding hands but solving murders and putting people away for them. Amazing character actors throughout all seasons. Running for 7 seasons itself tells you how good it was. A true before-its-time show.
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