Prime Suspect: Tennison brings the 70s to life

Sporting colorful costumes, sideburns, tight trousers and outrageous mustaches, the cast and creators of Prime Suspect: Tennison bring the 1970s to life in all its uncomfortable fashion glory when the mini-series continues Sunday on PBS. Set in 1973, Prime Suspect: Tennison focuses its attention on a young Jane Tennison, who is at this point a WPC (Woman Police Constable). Jane is just […]

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Expect a few familiar faces when ‘Prime Suspect: Tennison’ premieres this Sunday on PBS

Prime Suspect: Tennison, the long-awaited prequel to the brilliant, early 90s series, Prime Suspect, that starred Dame Helen Mirren as DCI Jane Tennison and based on writer Lynda La Plante’s book, “Tennison”, premieres on PBS on this Sunday as part of the Masterpiece series. Prime Suspect: Tennison, stars Stefanie Martini as a young Jane Tennison and will showcase her early days on […]

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‘Prime Suspect: Tennison’ to hit PBS’ Masterpiece in 2017

Much like Endeavour has given us invaluable insight into the early years that shaped what we came to know as Inspector Morse in the mid-80’s, ITV has commissioned a ‘prequel’ to the classic series, Prime Suspect. Based on writer Lynda La Plante’s book, “Tennison”, which reveals how DCI, then Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison became such a complex and […]

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Crime Connections – Endeavour

From Prime Suspect to Inspector Morse, Cracker to Lewis to the more recent Scott & Bailey and DCI Banks, British police procedurals are flat out brilliant telly. Never has this been more evident than when you look back at the ‘Inspector Morse’ progression from the original series starring John Thaw to Lewis to the most recent incarnation, Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans.

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DCI Banks set for public television premiere in Jan 2013

As with most police procedural programs that come out of the UK (i.e. George Gently, Daziel and Pascoe, Prime Suspect, Inspector Lewis, Endeavour, etc.), brilliant as they are, they all tend to constantly reinforce the thought that there is a definite pecking order within the department between the DCI and everyone else from DI on […]

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The ultimate 21st century Sherlock? Up to you.

CBS gets more ‘Elementary‘ every day We’re all aware of CBS’ plan to produce a pilot for a 21st century Sherlock series for possible pick-up by the network beginning in Fall 2012. And everyone knows how I feel about this idea given some earlier comments about NBC’s failed attempt at Prime Suspect. This one, however, […]

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CBS' "Elementary" idea – Been there, done that

Before we leave our well-deserved bowing before the brilliance that is the BBC’s Sherlock, you may remember back in the fall reading here about an absolutely ridiculous notion that the CBS Television Network had thoughts of creating a 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes. I think, at the time, my only comment was “…how original”. […]

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