- Starring: Tom Bell, John Benfield, Helen Mirren
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This is a long-running occasional detective drama series starring Helen Mirren as DCI (later Detective Superintendent) Jane Tennison, based on stories by Linda La Plante. The show has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic.
- Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
- Season 1 premiere date: Apr 7, 1991
- Episode Length: 120
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Fabulous, a truly stunning grab-you-by-the-throat TV experience. [11 Feb 1993]
[Helen] Mirren is terrific — hard-boiled but never macho; always suggesting a sort of bitter humor. Some of the scenes between Mirren and her enlightened teddy bear of a boyfriend (Tom Wilkinson) are soggy, but most of the time, Prime Suspect ... is wonderfully tense entertainment.