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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Prime Suspect: Tennison

  • Premiered: 
    March 2, 2017
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Prequel to Prime Suspect 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Set in 1973 amid the sounds of the pop tunes of the day, PRIME SUSPECT: TENNISON opens with 22-year-old Jane Tennison a newly minted WPC (Woman Police Constable), performing her probationary stint at Hackney Police Station in East London. Relegated to traffic incidents, dispatching, and other routine police chores -- in addition to serving the senior officers tea -- she gets her big break when a murder case of a young girl calls for an all-hands-on-deck investigation. So commences Jane's real education. The case officer, DCI Len Bradfield, discovers that she is an eager learner and an indispensable assistant for any task that comes up: from observing an autopsy to surreptitiously gathering clues while comforting the victim's parents. Not to mention, Bradfield finds Jane irresistibly attractive. The murder victim is a young prostitute and drug addict from a respectable middleclass family. The case is more complicated than it appears, with baffling wounds on the corpse, signs of captivity and bondage, and a widening circle of potential suspects. Meanwhile, in a nearby prison, Clifford Bentley is about to be released after serving a sentence for burglary, which is the least of his crimes. He wastes no time setting the wheels in motion for a new felony -- his masterpiece. Little does Jane know, but she has already met some of the participants in this plot, which will have a profound impact on her personality and outlook, helping to mold the hard-bitten, hard-driving character that millions of Prime Suspect viewers know as DCI Jane Tennison. PBS aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 10pm (check local listings).
PBS premiered the season finale of PRIME SUSPECT: TENNISON on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 10pm (check local listings). In the season ender, Jane is faced with several harsh realities in both her professional and personal life. The investigations around the murder of Julie Ann Collins and the robbery plan of the Bentley family come to a head.


Other Titles

  • Originally aired in the UK as: Prime Suspect 1973