About the Series
Genre: Crime Drama
Episodes: 15 ( 7 stories )
First Transmission: 1991-2006
Prime Suspect is a British police procedural television drama series devised by Lynda La Plante.
Jane Tennison is one of the first female Detective Chief Inspectors in Greater London’s Metropolitan Police Service, who rises to the rank of Detective Superintendent. She has to confront the institutionalised sexism that still exists within the police force while solving some gruesome crimes.
Helen Mirren: DCI Jane Tennison
Best Episode [ S7 Ep1 ]
The Final Act – While dealing with her alcoholism and her father’s death, Tennison decides to solve one last case. Tony and Ruth Sturdy’s 14-year-old daughter Sallie has disappeared, but the disappearance soon becomes a murder investigation. Tennison is also forced to confront her own demons.
15 October 2006
Worst Episode [ S4 Ep2 ]
Inner Circles – Tennison, on loan to another jurisdiction, is sent in to investigate the murder of a country club manager. At first glance, it looks like a fairly obvious sex murder, but the facts suggest otherwise. As Tennison investigates, she uncovers a link to the ongoing situations within the local municipal government and uncovers a possible political scandal which proves to be much larger and darker than she anticipated.
7 May 1995
Full Episode Guide
Blue episodes rated above par.
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Price to Pay ( 2 Eps ) (1991) –
A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male colleagues.
Operation Nadine ( 2 Eps ) (1992) –
DCI Jane Tennison’s investigation of a racist murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Keeper of Souls ( 2 Eps ) (1993) –
Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.
The Lost Child (1995) –
Jane Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby.
Inner Circles (1995) –
A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation leads to a hidden political scandal.
The Scent of Darkness (1995) –
A series of brutal sex murders similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison’s first major case ( Price to Pay ) leads to the suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Errors of Judgment ( 2 Eps ) (1996) –
Tennison, now at Manchester CID, investigates the murder of a drug dealer that she believes was committed by a local gang leader and folk hero known as “The Street”.
The Last Witness ( 2 Eps ) (2003) –
Tennison, who is under pressure to retire, investigates the murder of a Bosnian Muslim refugee.
The Final Act ( 2 Eps ) (2006) –
Tennison investigates the case of a missing 14-year-old girl.