Oscar winner Helen Mirren is detective Jane Tennison, perhaps the greatest role and performance of a female police detective, ever (San Francisco Chronicle), in a series that won more than 20 major international awards and raised the bar for police dramas.
In the opening series, D.C.I. Tennison seizes the opportunity to head a murder investigation--something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors time and again. With a suspect already identified and her own team openly hostile, she uncovers errors and conflicting facts that point to a cover-up within the force. Is this a single murder or the latest act of a serial killer? Tennison refuses to back off the investigation.
Guest stars include Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, In the Bedroom), Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List), and Zoe Wanamaker (Poirot).
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