Prime Suspect 1-5
Prime Suspect -- the tense, uncompromising drama created by the distinguished dramatist and novelist Lynda La Plante, has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and has won a total of 14 international awards. Detective Inspector Jane Tennison, a skilled top-class detective, continues to struggle to prove herself in a male-dominated world.
A performance as thorny and propulsive as Helen Mirren's in the Prime Suspect series has a crackle that holds up ... her trim execution recalls Humphrey Bogart... Tennison's methodical mind marshals and abstracts the details of the case until they click like the beads of an abacus..."
-- James Wolcott