The tenacious, difficult and brilliant Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) stormed onto PBS in 1992 with Prime Suspect. By the time the series ended in 2006, not only had an iconic character come to worldwide acclaim, but the crime series genre itself had been transformed. From a new frame on feminism to the illumination of critical social issues, Prime Suspect and Jane Tennison left an indelible impression. Admired by critics and audiences alike, Prime Suspect won more than 20 international awards, including Emmys for "Outstanding Miniseries" and "Outstanding Actress" for Helen Mirren.
In an encore presentation of Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act airing December 21 and 28, 2008, drink, loneliness, and the grueling life of a crime fighter are finally catching up with Detective Superintendent Tennison. Pushing sixty and facing the death of her father, Tennison knows it is time to retire, but can she keep her body and soul together for one final case?