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Prime Suspect 1973 

Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.
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Series cast summary:
Stefanie Martini ...  Jane Tennison 6 episodes, 2017
Sam Reid ...  DI Len Bradfield 6 episodes, 2017
Blake Harrison ...  DS Spencer Gibbs 6 episodes, 2017
Alun Armstrong ...  Clifford Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Andrew Brooke ...  Sergeant Harris 6 episodes, 2017
Daniel Ezra ...  DC Ashton 6 episodes, 2017
Jessica Gunning ...  Kath Morgan 6 episodes, 2017
Joshua Hill ...  DC Edwards 6 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long ...  DS Paul Lawrence 6 episodes, 2017
Tommy McDonnell Tommy McDonnell ...  DC Hudson 6 episodes, 2017
Ruth Sheen ...  Renee Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Lex Shrapnel ...  John Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Jay Taylor Jay Taylor ...  David Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Charles Walters Charles Walters ...  DC Regan 6 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Sidi ...  Andrew Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Geraldine Somerville ...  Joyce Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Nick Nevern ...  Danny Mitcham 5 episodes, 2017
Anthony Skordi ...  Silas Manatos / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Rosie Day ...  Pam Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Clive De-Halton Gibson ...  PC / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Attila G. Kerekes Attila G. Kerekes ...  PC 08 / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Nancy Carroll ...  Mary Collins 4 episodes, 2017
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ...  George Collins 3 episodes, 2017
Mick Wigfall Mick Wigfall ...  Mick Barker / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Ian Beattie ...  Dr. Martin 3 episodes, 2017
Jacob James Beswick Jacob James Beswick ...  Eddie Phillips 3 episodes, 2017
Thomas Coombes ...  Dwayne Clarke 3 episodes, 2017
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ...  Clay Whiteley 3 episodes, 2017
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ...  Hebe 3 episodes, 2017
Sam Adewunmi Sam Adewunmi ...  Billy Myers 2 episodes, 2017
Franc Ashman Franc Ashman ...  Teresa O'Duncie 2 episodes, 2017
Joanna Bacon ...  Nancy Phillips 2 episodes, 2017
Neil Hancock Neil Hancock ...  Ashley Brennan 2 episodes, 2017
Andrew Lawden ...  Chief Prison Officer 2 episodes, 2017
Nneka Okoye Nneka Okoye ...  Paula 2 episodes, 2017
Aaron Pierre ...  Terrence O'Duncie 2 episodes, 2017
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Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

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A life of crime begins.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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English

Release Date:

25 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Prime Suspect Tennison See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Trivia

The show is only loosely based on Lynda La Plante's novel "Tennison". La Plante originally collaborated with producers on the show but walked away from the project due to creative differences. See more »

Goofs

The plot summary tells that Jane Tennison is 22 years old in 1973, which would make her 55 in 2006, Helen Mirren's last appearance in 'Prime Suspect 7-The Final Act'-this is five years past the mandatory retirement age. Exceptions can be made in certain cases, but these apply only to more senior ranks than hers (Det. Supt). Furthermore, in 'The Final Act', Tennison tells Penny Philips that she joined the Met. as a 17-year-old probationer. She would have spent some time at Hendon, but hardly five years. See more »

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Featured in Tennison et les femmes flics (2018) See more »

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prequel Tennison
8 July 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1973. Jane Tennison (Stefanie Martini) is a young probationary police officer in London. She gets coffees and types up reports. She still lives at home with her parents. Her mother disapproves of her life choices. A drug-addicted prostitute is found dead and DI Len Bradfield leads the investigation. Bradfield takes her under his wing and develops a romantic relationship with her. Meanwhile, lifelong criminal Clifford Bentley (Alun Armstrong) is in prison waiting to get released as his family plans a big heist.

Stefanie Martini looks to take over the prequel version of the iconic TV character created by Helen Mirren. The biggest question is that if she can match the legendary Mirren. The character maintains her personal flaws and superior mind. She struggles with murky ethics which leads to her later mistakes. Martini shows flashes of acting power but time will tell if she is up to the task. She's definitely plenty cute enough. There is good 70's settings with dirty earth tones. I'm glad they kept the smoking although it's a little toned down. The murder mystery is perfectly fine. Alun Armstrong holds the other end of the story quite well. This is a solid start although a second series is unlikely.


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