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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act 

Prime Suspect: The Final Act (original title)
Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Helen Mirren ...  Det. Supt. Jane Tennison 2 episodes, 2006
Stephen Tompkinson ...  Sean Philips 2 episodes, 2006
Laura Greenwood ...  Penny Philips 2 episodes, 2006
Eve Best ...  Linda Philips 2 episodes, 2006
Gary Lewis ...  Tony Sturdy 2 episodes, 2006
Katy Murphy Katy Murphy ...  Ruth Sturdy 2 episodes, 2006
Frank Finlay ...  Arnold Tennison 2 episodes, 2006
Tom Bell ...  Bill Otley 2 episodes, 2006
Robert Pugh ...  DS Alun Simms 2 episodes, 2006
Brendan Coyle ...  DCS Mitchell 2 episodes, 2006
Robbie Gee ...  DI Traynor 2 episodes, 2006
Russell Mabey ...  DS Cox 2 episodes, 2006
Laura Doddington ...  DC Wood 2 episodes, 2006
Heshima Thompson Heshima Thompson ...  Curtis Flynn 2 episodes, 2006
Carolyn Pickles ...  Pauline 2 episodes, 2006
Amandla Crichlow Amandla Crichlow ...  Gloria 2 episodes, 2006
Maxine Barton Maxine Barton ...  Sallie Sturdy 2 episodes, 2006
Ricky Nixon ...  Lester Bishop 2 episodes, 2006
Ellie Kendrick ...  Melanie 2 episodes, 2006
Tim Preece Tim Preece ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
David Keyes David Keyes ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
Alex Blake ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
Helen Griffin ...  AA Speaker 2 episodes, 2006
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Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her killer begins. However, as Jane and her colleagues work to identify their prime suspect, the emotional fallout from the murder begins to take its toll on the battle-scarred detective. As the investigation gets underway, Jane is not only dealing with the imminent death of her father, but also an addiction to alcohol which she is desperately trying to keep hidden. There are plenty of twists and turns as Jane confronts her toughest challenge yet: herself, as the popular award-winning series reaches its devastating finale. Written by Paul McCluskey

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12 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Brendan Coyle and Stephen Tompkinson both appeared in Ballykissangel. See more »

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When Jane is in her girl-hood bed room she plays an LP that is clearly on the Phil Spector International record label from the mid 1970s, yet the song is the 1965 non-LP track In the Middle of Nowhere by Dusty Springfield, released on the Philips label in the UK and had no connection at all with Phil Spector. See more »

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Tony Sturdy: I think that you're a cold, ruthless bitch, but maybe that's what you need to be to do your job!
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Follows Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995) See more »

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great final act
26 November 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Det. Supt. Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) is weeks from retirement, worn-down, and alcoholic. 14 year old Sallie Sturdy goes missing. Principal's daughter Penny Philips is her best friend. Sallie's father is faced with suspicion and then her body is found. She was pregnant. Tennison's father is in the hospital "on the way out" with cancer and she is pushed to go to AA where she runs into Bill Otley.

This is a great final act for a great character played by a great actress. Tennison is beset with personal problems that are well earned. Bill Otley returns to tie up his relationship with her. It's a short reunion but a very powerful one due to their history. He's also given a terrific death. Another great relationship is Mirren with young Laura Greenwood who plays Penny. She is almost like a daughter that Tennison never had after her abortion. The final scene is an emotionally devastating conclusion to Tennison's career. Greenwood is incredible in the face of the legend next to her. The second part does have a slow spot in the middle and the last section does rush a little to the finish. However, the final interrogation cannot have ended the franchise any better.


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