April 18, 2004


Prime Suspect 6 (PBS, April 18 + 25, 2004)

Prime Suspect is a tour de force.

Between 1992 and 1997, this tense, uncompromising drama has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and has won a total of 14 international awards. These have include Emmys for 'Outstanding Miniseries' and 'Outstanding Actress' for Helen Mirren, Peabody Awards, BAFTAs for 'Best Drama Serial' and 'Best TV Actress' and more.

Mirren has sculpted the role into her startling masterwork, creating a woman -- DCI Jane Tennison -- who is single-minded, compulsive, difficult, frustratingly arrogant, highly regarded and very, very good at her job.

The Prime Suspect series is credited with originating the compelling blueprint for gold-standard crime drama -- intriguing behind-the-scenes detail, real and vulnerable characters and gripping stories of death and murder.

And now, in Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness, the best is back.

One of those rare times the promotional material is accurate.

-Mirren's 'Prime Suspect' returns, and TV is the better for it (Robert Bianco, 4/15/04, USA TODAY)
-Prime Jane: Detective Superintendent Tennison remains true to herself (JOYCE MILLMAN, Boston Phoenix)
-Great Dame: In Prime Suspect 6, Helen Mirren proves she's still got it. (Dana Stevens, April 16, 2004, Slate)

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 18, 2004 12:27 PM
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