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Prime Suspect 1973 

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.
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Series cast summary:
Stefanie Martini ...  Jane Tennison 6 episodes, 2017
Sam Reid ...  DI Len Bradfield 6 episodes, 2017
Blake Harrison ...  DS Spencer Gibbs 6 episodes, 2017
Alun Armstrong ...  Clifford Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Andrew Brooke ...  Sergeant Harris 6 episodes, 2017
Daniel Ezra ...  DC Ashton 6 episodes, 2017
Jessica Gunning Jessica Gunning ...  Kath Morgan 6 episodes, 2017
Joshua Hill ...  DC Edwards 6 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long ...  DS Paul Lawrence 6 episodes, 2017
Tommy McDonnell Tommy McDonnell ...  DC Hudson 6 episodes, 2017
Ruth Sheen ...  Renee Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Lex Shrapnel ...  John Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Jay Taylor Jay Taylor ...  David Bentley 6 episodes, 2017
Charles Walters Charles Walters ...  DC Regan 6 episodes, 2017
Nicholas Sidi ...  Andrew Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Geraldine Somerville ...  Joyce Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Nick Nevern ...  Danny Mitcham 5 episodes, 2017
Anthony Skordi ...  Silas Manatos / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Rosie Day ...  Pam Tennison 5 episodes, 2017
Clive De-Halton Gibson ...  PC / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Attila G. Kerekes Attila G. Kerekes ...  PC 08 / ... 5 episodes, 2017
Nancy Carroll ...  Mary Collins 4 episodes, 2017
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ...  George Collins 3 episodes, 2017
Mick Wigfall Mick Wigfall ...  Mick Barker / ... 3 episodes, 2017
Ian Beattie ...  Dr. Martin 3 episodes, 2017
Jacob James Beswick Jacob James Beswick ...  Eddie Phillips 3 episodes, 2017
Thomas Coombes ...  Dwayne Clarke 3 episodes, 2017
Dorian Lough Dorian Lough ...  Clay Whiteley 3 episodes, 2017
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ...  Hebe 3 episodes, 2017
Sam Adewunmi Sam Adewunmi ...  Billy Myers 2 episodes, 2017
Franc Ashman Franc Ashman ...  Teresa O'Duncie 2 episodes, 2017
Joanna Bacon ...  Nancy Phillips 2 episodes, 2017
Neil Hancock Neil Hancock ...  Ashley Brennan 2 episodes, 2017
Andrew Lawden ...  Chief Prison Officer 2 episodes, 2017
Nneka Okoye Nneka Okoye ...  Paula 2 episodes, 2017
Aaron Pierre ...  Terrence O'Duncie 2 episodes, 2017
Liam Smith Liam Smith ...  Mikey 2 episodes, 2017
Jodie Tyack ...  Flowers 2 episodes, 2017
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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.

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A life of crime begins.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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UK

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English

Release Date:

25 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Prime Suspect Tennison See more »

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London, England, UK

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Trivia

Prequel to Prime Suspect which aired from 1991-2006 starring Helen Mirren. See more »

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The plot summary tells that Jane Tennison is 22 years old in 1973, which would make her 55 in 2006, Helen Mirren's last appearance in 'Prime Suspect 7-The Final Act'-this is five years past the mandatory retirement age. Exceptions can be made in certain cases, but these apply only to more senior ranks than hers (Det. Supt). Furthermore, in 'The Final Act', Tennison tells Penny Philips that she joined the Met. as a 17-year-old probationer. She would have spent some time at Hendon, but hardly five years. See more »

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Featured in Prime Suspect 1973: The Cars of the 70s (2017) See more »

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A quality, solid new crime drama.
3 March 2017 | by LondonVikingSee all my reviews

I thought episode one was an excellent start to the series. It feels like a whole new show. Not the Prime Suspect we're used to. Not Life On Mars. Something new and different, which I think is the only way to go. Stefanie Martini is really good as the young Jane Tennison and presumably the first series will see her become the steely DCI Tennison we've met before (Helen Mirren). The book its based on is kind of like an origin story, so I'm sure the series is going to be great.

What I love most is the supporting cast. They're all amazing. I wanted to see and know more about every single character. I was really intrigued by the prison story and how it links to the murder. Lots of interesting questions asked, which I'm sure the rest of the series will answer. Bravo, ITV.

A quality, solid new crime drama. 10/10.


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