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Prime Suspect

Episode #104

In the first four, one-hour episodes, DCI Jane Tennison feels she has once again been discriminated against when her superiors pass her over in favor of DCI John Shefford to head a murder investigation. Shefford quickly identifies George Marlow, recently released from prison, as his prime suspect. But when DCI Shefford suffers a massive heart attack, Tennison steps up to assume leadership of the investigation. As the four hours conclude, viewers understand why DCI Tennison has what it takes to succeed in a traditionally male work world. [51 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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Series Description: An ageless, timeless, tense, uncompromising drama starring the Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren and written by the distinguished dramatist and novelist Lynda LaPlante, Prime Suspect has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. The series has won a total of 14 international awards including: a BAFTA for 'Best Drama Serial' and 'Best TV Actress' (Helen Mirren). Detective Inspector Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren), a skilled top-class detective, battles to prove herself in a male-dominated world.

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These episodes of Prime Suspect aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.

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