Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.
Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls, Gosford Park) is back as Inspector Jane Tennison in an eagerly awaited new episode of the Emmy award-winning series Prime Suspect on ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre. It's been seven years since Tennison put the handcuffs on a psychotic killer in the last episode. Now, amid pressure to retire, she faces a death squad that has unleashed the horrors of the Balkan civil war on London.Written by
Helen Mirren had director approval for this production, which meant she had the the right to look at directors and meet them. She met Tom Hooper and approved him to direct it, telling him it had to be his vision and she would protect it. See more »
Tennison's glasses suddenly appear on her face during the second interview with Milan Lukic. See more »
This programme just aired in the UK and it is of the highest quality. Prime Suspect has been a consistently good TV drama and although it's been 6 years since PS5 (probably the weakest) this new outing for Jane Tennison is thoroughly gripping and moving. Helen Mirren is typically first rate, excellent support from Robert Pugh, Mark Strong and Frank Finlay. Peter Berry and Tom Hooper have crafted a complicated, emotional rollercoaster that had me glued to the TV for the duration. Highlights are the ending of part one and the scenes between Tennison and her father. Even the music is good. Do not miss.
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