‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ finale review: Episode 6 gives the crime drama a good send-off

Having been a little underwhelming in recent weeks, this week’s Prime Suspect 1973 finale thankfully gives the show a good send-off. We pick up where we left off, reprising last week’s explosive climax to the accompaniment of Tubular Bells; and where we might have anticipated drawn out scenes of bedside vigils, to the beep-beep accompaniment … >

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‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ episode guide: What happens next?

Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne, Endeavour) stars as the young incarnation of Helen Mirren’s iconic character Jane Tennison in ITV’s new Prime Suspect prequel series. Prime Suspect: 1973 is adapted from Lynda La Plante’s bestselling novel, Tennison. Buy the complete original Prime Suspect series box set on Amazon here. The cast also includes Blake Harrison (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners), … >

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‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ review: Episode 4 is efficient but unexciting

There’s an early episode of The Simpsons where, with the plot seemingly resolved partway through the episode the family gathers on the sofa. “Everything really wrapped up nicely,” declares Homer with satisfaction; “And much quicker than usual” he adds, with a post-modern awareness of how TV works. I mention this only because it’s how I … >

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‘Prime Suspect: 1973’ start date confirmed

ITV has announced the launch date for its new Prime Suspect prequel series. Adapted from Lynda La Plante’s bestselling novel, Tennison, the crime drama stars Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne, Endeavour) as the young incarnation of Helen Mirren’s iconic character Jane Tennison. Martini is joined by Blake Harrison (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners) and Sam Reid (Belle, The Riot Club) as Jane’s superiors … >

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Watch first trailer for ITV’s new 1970s-set ‘Prime Suspect’ prequel series

ITV has released a one-minute preview for new crime drama Prime Suspect: 1973. The prequel to Prime Suspect stars Stefanie Martini (Doctor Thorne, Endeavour) as the young incarnation of Helen Mirren’s iconic character Jane Tennison. Martini is joined by Blake Harrison (Dad’s Army, The Inbetweeners) and Sam Reid (Belle, The Riot Club) as Jane’s superiors DCI Len Bradfield and DS Spencer Gibbs in the … >

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‘In the Dark’ first look: MyAnna Buring in ‘Ordinary Lies’ writer’s new thriller

The first promotional photo has been released of Ripper Street star MyAnna Buring in BBC One’s In the Dark. Adapted from bestselling novelist Mark Billingham’s books by Danny Brocklehurst (The Driver, Ordinary Lies), the new four-part series features Buring as Helen Weeks, a feisty yet fragile detective. In the Dark began filming in Manchester in April. The cast also includes Ben Batt, David Leon, Ashley Walters, Matt King, Clive … >

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