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.
A life of crime begins.
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Despite strong ratings (averaging 6 million viewers) and generally positive reviews, ITV have announced that the show will not be returning for a second series. It is thought that failure to reach an agreement with Lynda La Plante, the creator of the Jane Tennison character, played a significant role in the decision. See more
The then new 'Wellington' series-D five pound notes are seen throughout the series. While these were definitely in use but still coming into play as currency, the previous series were still common. Every scene where there is a £5 note shown, shows the new series...including the ones buried in the late 60s after an old robbery. Series D was introduced in October 1971 as part of the decimal changeover and even in the banks, many of the older series would have been used. See more