Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison (Dame Helen Mirren) moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of homicide. But soon a homicide case impinges on her new job when a very young male prostitute is murdered in the apartment of Vera Reynolds (Peter Capaldi), a trans woman and cabaret performer. Soon Jane is on the trail of the boy's brutal pimp, James Jackson (David Thewlis). But her investigation is complicated by the Old Boy's Network, which is spying on her and is more concerned with preventing scandal than bringing the villain to justice.
Did You Know?
In his lecture at the beginning, Jake Hunter (Michael Shannon) says that all known serial killers are male, with the exception to a recent case in the United States. This is a reference to Aileen Wuornos
, who was arrested and charged in 1992 for murdering seven men. See more
When Parker-Jones walks into the police station, he is alone, but after the interrogation room door is closed, his lawyer suddenly appears. See more
DCI Jane Tennison
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I Want to Be Loved By You
from "Some Like It Hot"
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