This visually-stunning, cinematic-style drama rewinds to 1970s London to portray the early career of the formidable DCI Jane Tennison. We meet Jane as an ambitious, single-minded 22-year-old probationary officer, starting out as a WPC in a world where chauvinism and rule-bending are the norm. Jane's dedicated, instinctive approach is evident from the start as she is thrown into a brutal murder enquiry, witnessing first-hand the devastating effects of violent crime, as well as experiencing tragic ramifications herself. Immersed in the music, fashion and politics that defined a generation, we follow Jane Tennison as she establishes herself in a man's world, revealing the complexities of her ambition and personal life that shaped one of television's most iconic female characters.

Adapted from Lynda La Plante's bestselling novel, Tennison.

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Premiere Date: Mar/2/2017

Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller

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Prime Suspect 1973 season 1 episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5: Episode 5

Jane plays the radio recordings to Bradfield who, sensing a chance to get his revenge on Clifford, diverts the team to carry out surveillance of the Bentleys, despite orders from his superior officer to stay focused on the murder case.Reluctantly tak...

Air Date: Mar 30, 2017

Prime Suspect 1973 season 1 episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6: Episode 6

In the last episode of the series, Jane finds herself in mortal danger as she makes a final discovery about Julie Ann's murder. The Bentley family make one last desperate stand following the bank job. Meanwhile the CID team deal with the fallout...

Air Date: Apr 06, 2017

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