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Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Ruth Sheen's performance as young WPC Jane Tennison isn't enough to save a prequel that should have been on par with the original Prime Suspect series.


Tv Season Info

The early career of iconic detective Jane Tennison is chronicled in this series, which is set in the early 1970s.


Stefanie Martini
as Jane Tennison
Sam Reid
as DI Len Bradfield
Blake Harrison (II)
as DS Spencer Gibbs
Alun Armstrong
as Clifford Bentley
Daniel Ezra
as DC Ashton
Andrew Brooke
as Sgt. Harris
Jessica Gunning
as WPC Kath Morgan
Joshua Hill
as DC Edwards
Jordan Long
as DS Paul Lawrence
Tommy McDonnell
as DC Hudson
Ruth Sheen
as Renee Bentley
Lex Shrapnel
as John Bentley
Jay Taylor
as David Bentley
Rosie Day
as Pam Tennison
Nick Nevern
as Danny Mitcham
Nicholas Sidi
as Andrew Tennison
Anthony Skordi
as Silas Manatos
Geraldine Somerville
as Joyce Tennison
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Critic Reviews for Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (12)

Basically, Prime Suspect: Tennison answers a question - What was Jane like as a young cop? - that, given the reach of Mirren's work, no one was asking.

June 21, 2017 | Full Review…

It knows what it's doing and where it's going.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Little is illuminated about Jane Tennison's early years, effectively negating its value as a prequel.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

However we experience it, seeing young Tennison slowly develop into the woman she will eventually become is a rich treat.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Lord, it felt thin. In fact, the whole script felt thin, a weak and grainy Bisto poured over a dispiritingly small portion of egg and chips.

December 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The miniseries ... never gets off the ground.

June 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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