Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

Series 1

DVD - 2010 | Full screen
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"Tennison seizes the opportunity to head a murder investigation--something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors time and again. With a suspect already identified and her own team openly hostile, she uncovers errors and conflicting facts that point to a coverup within the force."--Container.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2010
Edition: Full screen
ISBN: 9781598284881
1598284886
Branch Call Number: DVD ADULT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 207 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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dsw3914
Jan 25, 2018

I was not as excited about this series as many seem to be. For one thing, I feel that there were least 2 story lines left unresolved. Maybe I dozed off or something. It is watchable if you can get past the 1991 look and feel. I do plan on watching the other 6 series but overall found this one to be only average especially compared to some of the more recent BBC and Acorn series, ie, The Tunnel, Broadchurch 1 and 2, Ripper Street, etc etc etc.

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LauraSteinert
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.

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DaveZ33
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.

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firefly5
Dec 23, 2015

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

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rosstr100
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.

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cdonaldsontx
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.

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rslade
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!!

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