Tough, chain-smoking London detective Jane Tennison is hired into a boys' club police department to solve an ongoing investigation. While at first she's met with resentment and aggression from her male co-workers, eventually her outstanding capability wins them over. Exposing a longtime police coverup, Jane uncovers other, related murders.
Prime Suspect 2:
Detective Jane Tennison obsessively pursues the mystery behind the remains of a young girl discovered in the Afro-Caribbean section of London. Again faced with prejudice and stereotypes from all sides - from both outside public to inside the police department - Jane has to negotiate her way to a solution. Helen Mirren was nominated for an Emmy for her riveting, remarkably real portrait of a female detective who succeeds in an unforgiving business.
Helen Mirren stars as determined Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in this benchmark crime series. Newly appointed DCI Tennisons investigative skills and perseverance are tested to the limit in Series 1. A young girl is found brutally murdered and Tennison faces not only a slippery suspect but also intolerant male colleagues bent on undermining her authority. Tennison returns toughened & confident in Series 2 however controversy erupts with allegations of racism as the police investigate a murder in a primarily black area of London. All her ingenuity & courage is needed to calm the volatile situation and solve the complex case.
This two disc set shows you where it all started. Helen Mirren is superb from the start, though going back and watching the first series is quite a shock - seeing DCI Tennison without all the baggage she would soon accumulate. The script is excellent as are Mirren's co-stars. This was a superb series and this set is a steal at this price considering you get the first tw series. Great stuff.