Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Prime Suspect: Tennison starts Sunday, June 25 on PBS Masterpiece

Don't miss Prime Suspect: Tennison on PBS Masterpiece. This 3 part starts Sunday night June 25 for three episodes. This series is the backstory to the highly acclaimed series Prime Suspect that starred Helen Mirren. In this new 3- part story Masterpiece dials back the clock to spotlight the influences that turned 22 year old rookie policewoman Jane Tennison in to the savvy, single-minded crime fighter that we loved for seven seasons. This new series stars Stefanie Martini as the rookie WPC Jane Tennison -- the iconic role immortalized by Helen Mirren.

A prequel to one of the most innovative crime series in TV history, the program also stars Sam Reid as Jane's mentor, DCE Len Bradfield; Blake Harrison as Bradfield's volatile sergeant DS Spencer Gibbs. Jessica Gunnis is Janet' female colleague and friend, WPC Kath Morgan, and Alun Armstrong is crime family kingpin Clifford Bentley.

I loved this new series. Prime Suspect: Tennison really captures 1973 in every detail. Hats off to the producers, director, writers, and actors. Each episode is an hour and a half, so I binged. Time well spent.

Prime Suspect: Tennison is based on Lynda La Plante's novel Tennison. La Plante won the Edgar for Prime Suspect.

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