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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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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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Dame Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in this mini-series. 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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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act See more »

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Granada Television, WGBH See more »
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Trivia

Brendan Coyle was in another Lynda La Plante project The Commander: Blacklight (2006). See more »

Goofs

When Curtis is threatening Jane outside the hospital, his method of holding the pistol changes back and forth between shots. When seen over her shoulder, he's holding it using the standard grip, but when seen from the side, he's holding it sideways. 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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A Farewell
7 December 2006 | by UACWSee all my reviews

This is a way for Tennison, Mirren, Granada, and Prime Suspect to bow out gracefully. This is a classy production nearly four hours long and some have suggested the actual crime story is secondary to the personal portrait. Perhaps, perhaps not - but when you're ushering out an icon like this series you have to give time to that too.

Hats off to Tom Bell for his final appearance in the series. He was magnificent from day one, episode one, and he was exceptionally excellent here as well.

A word about the series as a whole: Dick Wolf didn't write it. This is no random shuffle, no one dimensional drama. It's thick and it's gutsy and everything is in three stark dimensions and ultimately it's not even crime drama either: it's very much social commentary. People don't work this hard and this long at something only to have a forty five minute L&O filler.

The first episode introduced the characters - and how they do it is something the hacks in Hollywood should bloody well study. 2 is about racism. 3 is about child molestation. 4 is about motherhood, corruption, and a return to 1. 5 is about gangs. 6 is about genocide. 7 is about... ?? Watch it and see.

Another word about the series: no sooner had the final part of The Final Act been shown than ITV came out with a beautiful boxed set. 10 DVDs all told with commentary and interviews on the last of them. Personally I find it a bit annoying after spending 70 quid to be reminded on each disc that I wouldn't steal a car so I wouldn't steal a DVD. But it's a beautiful set and a no-brainer as for purchase.

And Taylor's a lucky man, hitched as he is with a goddess.


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