Prime Suspect 2
‘Director John Strickland builds personalities and situations into stark, sure-handed drama.’
Helen Mirren revives her role as DCI Tennison, called in to head an investigation into the death of a young black woman, whose body is found in the back garden of a house in London.
As she begins to investigate, she finds that she is having to deal with a whole web of issues surrounding racism and sexism within the police force, as well as tracking down a killer still on the loose.
When a corpse is discovered in an Afro-Caribbean neighbourhood, the controversial subject of racism in the police force rears its head. DCI Jane Tennison is called in to head a sensitive enquiry into how the corpse came to lie in its burial place.
While DCI Tennison and her team track down their prime suspect, David Harvey; her colleague, DCI Oswalde, pursues a young black man, whom he believes is responsible for the murder of the girl.
When David Harvey confesses to the murder of Joanne Fagunwa on his death bed, police enquiries are suppressed; and Jane Tennison faces problems as her personal and professional worlds collide.
As DCI Tennison closes in on the killer, the inquest court’s verdict of suicide on Tony Allen increases the pressure on her and her team.
Credits & general info
Starring: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis, Craig Fairbrass
Director: John Strickland
Writer: Lynda La Plante, Allan Cubitt
Producer: Paul Marcus
Executive Producer: Sally Head
Total runtime = 212 min