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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness 

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

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Series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  Det. Supt. Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 2003
Liam Cunningham ...  Robert West 2 episodes, 2003
Oleg Menshikov ...  Milan Lukic 2 episodes, 2003
Ben Miles ...  DCI Simon Finch 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Pugh ...  DS Alun Simms 2 episodes, 2003
Mark Strong ...  Det. Chief Supt. Larry Hall 2 episodes, 2003
Velibor Topic ...  Duscan Zigic 2 episodes, 2003
Barnaby Kay ...  DC Michael Philips / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Tanya Moodie ...  DC Lorna Greaves 2 episodes, 2003
Rad Lazar Rad Lazar ...  Kasim / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ...  Jasmina Belkic 2 episodes, 2003
Olegar Fedoro ...  Moslem 2 episodes, 2003
Sam Hazeldine ...  DC David Butcher 2 episodes, 2003
Anna Maria Ashe Anna Maria Ashe ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 2003
Leena Dhingra Leena Dhingra ...  Pathologist 2 episodes, 2003
Kate Lynn Evans Kate Lynn Evans ...  Rosemary Henderson 2 episodes, 2003
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ...  George Giblin, M.P. 2 episodes, 2003
Steve Gibbs Steve Gibbs ...  DC Sean Firth 2 episodes, 2003
Stuart Goodwin ...  Anthony Vane / ... 2 episodes, 2003
Sally Hurst Sally Hurst ...  OCB Secretary 2 episodes, 2003
Anna Mountford Anna Mountford ...  Police Doctor 2 episodes, 2003
Femi Oguns Femi Oguns ...  Stephen Abacha 2 episodes, 2003
Bharti Patel Bharti Patel ...  Tennison's secretary 2 episodes, 2003
Tony Pritchard Tony Pritchard ...  DAC Charles Evans 2 episodes, 2003
Finlay Robertson ...  Waterloo Vagrant 2 episodes, 2003
Hugh Sachs ...  Hotel Manager 2 episodes, 2003
Dennis Titus Dennis Titus ...  Landlord 2 episodes, 2003
Ann Warungu Ann Warungu ...  Haweeya 2 episodes, 2003
Sarah Winman Sarah Winman ...  Rachel Bell 2 episodes, 2003


Helen Mirren (Calendar Girls, Gosford Park) is back as Inspector Jane Tennison in an eagerly awaited new episode of the Emmy award-winning series Prime Suspect on ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre. It's been seven years since Tennison put the handcuffs on a psychotic killer in the last episode. Now, amid pressure to retire, she faces a death squad that has unleashed the horrors of the Balkan civil war on London. Written by stebbones@excite.com

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18 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre: Prime Suspect 6 See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Helen Mirren had director approval for this production, which meant she had the the right to look at directors and meet them. She met Tom Hooper and approved him to direct it, telling him it had to be his vision and she would protect it. See more »


Tennison's glasses suddenly appear on her face during the second interview with Milan Lukic. See more »


Det. Supt. Jane Tennison: You know, it'll be a huge miscalculation to try and undermine my authority.
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Best of them all is #6: Tennison back to bring war criminal to justice
25 April 2004 | by zensixtiesSee all my reviews

I saw the 2nd part of this on Masterpiece Theater, and it's definitely the best of all 6. In this latest Prime Suspect Helen Mirren uncovers the murderer of 2 Bosnian refugees. The suspect turns out to be a Bosnia Serb war criminal, but is protected by the British government a la Szell in Marathon Man. Jane Tennison is older and wiser as she goes against orders to bring the mass killer turned smooth London professional to justice. The script writing is superior, even to the earlier episodes, as we get this psychological cat and mouse between Jane and the suspect, his wife, and his underling. And as part of the investigation Jane even travels to Bosnia and has the inevitable affair with her assistant. This shows the Bosnian war should not be forgotten and we've got to bring Mladic, Karadic, and the others to justice.

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