“Storyline, acting, settings – all stunning.”
Prime Suspect (1991)
Introducing Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the only female DCI on an old boy’s club London homicide squad, who becomes the squad’s first woman to head a murder investigation. Scrutinised at every moment by her superior officers, Tennison is faced with a case that spirals out from a single murder to a serial spree, a second-in-command who undermines her authority and her investigation at every turn, a team resistant to taking orders from a woman, and a private life unravelling due to her professional diligence.
2 x 120min film for Granada Television | Writer: Lynda La Plante | Producer: Paul Marcus | Director: David Drury | Starring: Helen Mirren