Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2003
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When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistence from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full.
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, c2003
ISBN: 9780783123578
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (208 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 04, 2018

In addition to good writing and great acting, these two episodes are great history. Women in positions of power today owe their success to women who fought the good fight years ago. The reaction and passive aggressive response to a woman in charge is subtle but pervasive as Mirren's character finally gets a long overdue (tentative and probationary) promotion.

Dec 10, 2017

A compelling plot, great characters --- and Helen Mirren. Five stars.

LPL_RandiH Dec 04, 2017

DCI Jane Tennyson is the foremother of all the hard-boiled women detectives working to make it in the male-dominated world of investigation. Is Jane flawed? Exquisitely so. Is she dogged and smart? You bet. And she solves the crimes with no cellphone! This is the series that catapulted the wonderful Helen Mirren to stardom.

Dec 23, 2015

Very good series. Helen Mirren is excellent (just a little self-involved)! I'm looking forward to season 2.

Nov 19, 2015

Saw this when it originally came out. This is where I discovered Helen Mirren. Am watching entire series again before I watch the finale they recently did.
Wasn't even tempted to watch U. S. tv version as I knew no one could do it better than Mirren.

Nov 19, 2015

Helen Mirren in a 1991 detective show. I enjoyed it and have the next series in the queue.

dkonanec Mar 03, 2014

Excellent series! Definitely a must see. Captivating story lines.

Jun 21, 2013

Mirren plays a character that isn't very sympathetic, but does it just as well as always. The cases are interesting.

Green_Bird_203 Jun 02, 2012

Bravo, Helen Mirren!!

theorbys May 31, 2012

This is a great series, with outstanding writing and atmosphere, and above all, Helen Mirren plays it perfectly. EVERY minute of these 3.5 hours is riveting.

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