Title: Prime Suspect
Genre: Crime Drama
Series: 7
Episodes: 15 ( 9 stories )
First Transmission: 1991-2006

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.



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.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 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.

Series Two

#2 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.

Series Three

#3 Keeper of Souls ( 2 Eps ) (1993) –
Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Series Four

#4 The Lost Child (1995) –
Jane Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby.
#5 Inner Circles (1995) –
A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation leads to a hidden political scandal.
#6 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.

Series Five

#7 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”.

Series Six

#8 The Last Witness ( 2 Eps ) (2003) –
Tennison, who is under pressure to retire, investigates the murder of a Bosnian Muslim refugee.

Series Seven

#9 The Final Act ( 2 Eps ) (2006) –
Tennison investigates the case of a missing 14-year-old girl.