Prime Suspect

120 minutes

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.

120 minutes

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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Watch Prime Suspect Season 7 Episode 2 - Part 2

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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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Watch Prime Suspect Season 1 Episode 1 - Part 1

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April 7, 1991
DCI Shefford dies suddenly whilst investigating a murder case. Jane Tennison is given the opportunity to take over the investigation which involves the brutal murder of a young girl. The girl's body has been badly mutilated and her hands have been tied be
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April 7, 1991
April 7, 1991
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April 8, 1991
April 8, 1991
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 2 Episode 1 - Part 1
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December 15, 1992
December 15, 1992
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 2 Episode 2 - Part 2
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December 16, 1992
December 16, 1992
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 3 Episode 1 - Part 1
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December 19, 1993
December 19, 1993
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 3 Episode 2 - Part 2
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December 20, 1993
December 20, 1993
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 4 Episode 1 - The Lost Child
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April 30, 1995
April 30, 1995
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 4 Episode 2 - Inner Circles
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May 7, 1995
May 7, 1995
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 4 Episode 3 - The Scent of Darkness
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 5 Episode 1 - Part 1
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October 20, 1996
October 20, 1996
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 5 Episode 2 - Part 2
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October 21, 1996
October 21, 1996
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 6 Episode 1 - Part 1
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November 9, 2003
November 9, 2003
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 6 Episode 2 - Part 2
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November 10, 2003
November 10, 2003
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Watch Prime Suspect Season 7 Episode 1 - Part 1
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October 15, 2006
October 15, 2006
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October 22, 2006
October 22, 2006
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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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Helen Mirren doing tv. Wow! She's a great actress and this was a great show for her. Enjoyed it and watched the episodes more than once. There aren't too many of them so binging on it is easy.
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