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The cases of weary, sardonic British homicide detective Jane Tennison (Emmy-winner Helen Mirren), a flawed but sympathetic heroine who adopts a cutting persona to deal with her grueling job and uncertain relationships. Episodes have aired on PBS's `Mystery (more…)

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The Final Act, Part 2 Season 7, Episode 2 Nov 19, 2006 $4.99

In the final series, Detective Superintendent Tennison is pushing 60 and facing the death of her father. Alcohol, loneliness, and the job have taken their toll, but she is determined to end her exemplary career by solving one more case: the brutal murder of schoolgirl Sallie Sturdy. Weeks away from retirement and struggling to stay afloat, Tennison forms an emotional bond with Sallie's closest friend, Penny Philips, and unwittingly puts the teenager's life in danger. Guest stars include Frank Finlay (The Pianist), Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Brassed Off), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), and Eve Best (Nurse Jackie).

The Final Act, Part 1 Season 7, Episode 1 Nov 12, 2006 $4.99

In the final series, Detective Superintendent Tennison is pushing 60 and facing the death of her father. Alcohol, loneliness, and the job have taken their toll, but she is determined to end her exemplary career by solving one more case: the brutal murder of schoolgirl Sallie Sturdy. Weeks away from retirement and struggling to stay afloat, Tennison forms an emotional bond with Sallie's closest friend, Penny Philips, and unwittingly puts the teenager's life in danger. Guest stars include Frank Finlay (The Pianist), Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart, Brassed Off), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), and Eve Best (Nurse Jackie).

The Last Witness, Part 1 Season 6, Episode 1 Jan 8, 2004 $4.99

In Series 6, Tennison is being pressured to retire by her male colleagues. Instead, she takes on a high-profile case, the torture and murder of a young Bosnian refugee. When her prime suspect turns out to be a "minor" war criminal, Tennison meets resistance from her superiors, struggles with ambitious underlings, and uncovers buried secrets. Her career now at risk, she realizes she has little else left in her life and everything to fight for. Guest stars include Ben Miles (Coupling, The Forsyte Saga), Robert Pugh (Master and Commander), Clare Holman (Lewis), Frank Finlay (The Pianist), and Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Syriana).

The Scent of Darkness Season 4, Episode 3 Sep 12, 2000 $4.99

In Series 4, the newly promoted Detective Superintendent Tennison moves among stations to head high-profile cases for the Area Major Investigation Team. The Scent of Darkness finds Tennison happy in her private life, but strained at work. New murders cast doubt on a case she solved previously, to the delight of an old adversary.

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  • Premise: The cases of weary, sardonic British homicide detective Jane Tennison (Emmy-winner Helen Mirren), a flawed but sympathetic heroine who adopts a cutting persona to deal with her grueling job and uncertain relationships. Episodes have aired on PBS's `Mystery… (more)

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