Starring Stefanie Martini as the young WPC Jane Tennison, six-part crime drama Prime Suspect 1973 charts the rise of the novice policewoman as she assists in her first murder investigation, revealing her first steps towards becoming the complex and formidable character that viewers have come to know.
Adapted by Glen Laker, the hotly-anticipated series is set in 1970s Hackney, where women police constables are slowly being integrated into the force. Amongst them is 22-year-old Jane, a naïve get determined probationary officer learning the ropes in a world where high-ranking police officers are notoriously chauvinistic and the rules often bent.
Working alongside her superior, DI Bradfield (Sam Reid), Tennison is thrown in at the deep end on her first case, experiencing London’s violent criminal ganglands first hand and witnessing the devastating effects that such crimes have.
Adapted from Lynda La Plante’s bestselling novel, Tennison, and produced by independent production company, Noho Film and Television.
Stefanie Martini as Jane Tennison
Sam Reid as DI Len Bradfield
Blake Harrison as DS Spencer Gibbs
Alun Armstrong as Clifford Bentley
Jessica Gunning as WPC Kath Morgan
Joshua Hill as DC Edwards
Jordan Long as DS Paul Lawrence
UK | 60 minutes | 2017