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Prime Suspect

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI Jane Tennison has paid her dues; she has risen through the ranks of the various branches of London Metropolitan Police, attaining the heretofore unheard rank (for women) of Detective Chief Inspector. But, it is not until the heart ...See moreDCI Jane Tennison has paid her dues; she has risen through the ranks of the various branches of London Metropolitan Police, attaining the heretofore unheard rank (for women) of Detective Chief Inspector. But, it is not until the heart attack and death of the popular DCI John Sheffield that Jane gets to lead a murder investigation. She expects bad attitudes and "good ole boy" bravado from colleagues (and superiors) but she is determined to do her job. In her first hour on the case, Jane demonstrates how DCI Sheffield misidentified the murder victim and this enrages her new team; one accuses her of attacking the reputation of their dead comrade. A few of the "boys" try to sabotage their new team leader, but eventually, by doing her job and brooking no nonsense, Jane earns grudging respect from some of her officers. Like the murder inquiry, DCI Tennison is neither as simple nor as obvious as her detractors wish to think. Written by LA-Lawyer See less
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Updated Apr 7, 1991

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Apr 7, 1991 (United Kingdom)
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Helen Mirren
DCI Jane Tennison DCI Jane Tennison   See fewer
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Tom Bell
DS Bill Otley DS Bill Otley   See fewer
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John Benfield
DCS Michael Kernan DCS Michael Kernan   See fewer
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John Bowe
George Marlow George Marlow   See fewer
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Zoë Wanamaker
Moyra Henson Moyra Henson   See fewer
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Craig Fairbrass
D.I. Frank Burkin D.I. Frank Burkin   See fewer
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Jack Ellis
DI Tony Muddyman DI Tony Muddyman   See fewer
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John Forgeham
DCI John Shefford DCI John Shefford   See fewer
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Mossie Smith
WPC Maureen Havers WPC Maureen Havers   See fewer
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Ian Fitzgibbon
DC Jones DC Jones   See fewer
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Andrew Tiernan
DC Rosper DC Rosper   See fewer
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Philip Wright
DC Lillie DC Lillie   See fewer
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Richard Hawley
DC Richard Haskons DC Richard Haskons   See fewer
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Mark Spalding
DC Oakhill DC Oakhill   See fewer
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Dave Bond
DS Eastel DS Eastel   See fewer
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Terence Taplin
Cmdr. Trayner (as Terry Taplin) Cmdr. Trayner (as Terry Taplin)   See fewer
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Bryan Pringle
Felix Norman Felix Norman   See fewer
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Gareth Tudor Price
Willy Chang Willy Chang   See fewer
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Andy Abrahams
Tilly (as Andrew Abrahams) Tilly (as Andrew Abrahams)   See fewer
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Maria Mescki
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Martin Reeve
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John Ireland
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Tom Wilkinson
Peter Rawlins Peter Rawlins   See fewer
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Francesca Ryan
Marianne Marianne   See fewer
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Angela Bruce
Helen Masters Helen Masters   See fewer
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Michael Fleming
Major Howard Major Howard   See fewer
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Daphne Neville
Mrs. Howard Mrs. Howard   See fewer
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Ralph Fiennes
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Wilfred Harrison
Mr. Tennison Mr. Tennison   See fewer
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Noel Dyson
Mrs. Tennison Mrs. Tennison   See fewer
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Anna Savva
Mrs. Salbanna Mrs. Salbanna   See fewer
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James Snell
Arnold Upcher Arnold Upcher   See fewer
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Malcolm Raeburn
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Peter Dennis
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Mark Anthony Newman
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Brian Hayes
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Sandra Butterworth
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Barbara Dryhurst
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Anthony Schaeffer
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Steven Ellison
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8.2 / 10 | 225 votes