Prime Suspect: Season 7 (2006)

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Season 7
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Critics Consensus

Helen Mirren is at the peak of her towering powers in the concluding season of Prime Suspect, wherein Jane Tennison delivers her final bow in a wistful finale that will satisfy fans of the iconic character.

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Critic Ratings: 23

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Episodes

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Air date: Nov 12, 2006
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Air date: Nov 19, 2006

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Cast

Helen Mirren
as Jane Tennison
Stephen Tompkinson
as Sean Philips
Laura Greenwood
as Penny Philips
Eve Best
as Linda Philips
Katy Murphy
as Ruth Sturdy
Gary Lewis
as Tony Sturdy
Frank Finlay
as Arnold Tennison
Robert Pugh
as DS Simms
Brendan Coyle
as DCS Mitchell
Robbie Gee
as DI Traynor
Tom Bell
as Bill Otley
Maxine Barton
as Sallie Sturdy
Sharon Maharaj
as Consultant
Clive Hayward
as Pathologist
Seroca Davis
as Delores
Badria Timimi
as Curtis' Lawyer
Iain Mitchell
as Sean's Lawyer
Sydney White
as Girl on Heath
Dystin Johnson
as Staff Nurse, Night
Rebecca Clay
as Staff Nurse, Day
Ronnie Fox
as Barman
Tim Preece
as AA Main Speaker
David Keyes
as AA Top Table
Helen Griffin
as Female AA Speaker
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Critic Reviews for Prime Suspect Season 7

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

Deasy fills the police procedural genre with questions about ageing, appropriate and inappropriate affection, and sacrifices made for careers. His other theme, loneliness, is emphasized by Philip Martin's direction.

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The particulars of the crime-drama narrative are nothing extraordinary... But the storytelling is so stylish and economical that this three-hour miniseries seems to accommodate half a season's worth of emotion and incident.

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As a woman bitterly sliding into oblivion, Mirren is a miracle of shrewd and yet intuitive acting. She bids farewell to TV's most unsweetened female detective with breathtaking, devastating pathos.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Her majesty, Helen Mirren, has been playing queens of late. But she's also found time to perform last rites on her crowning achievement.

Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The simplest compliment we can give this profoundly stunning performance matches this chapter's finality: She is perfect.

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Helen Mirren has played Tennison since the occasional British crime series began its PBS run in 1992, and if anybody has given a more intense and satisfying dramatic performance as the same character over such a stretch of time, I don't remember it.

Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Over the years, the show has evolved into more of a virtuoso showcase for Mirren. She thunders through the role like a 12-fingered pianist on a caffeine buzz.

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The Final Act is generally excellent and Mirren, not surprisingly, is superb.

Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It is the body of work across the many hours of Prime Suspect that cements Mirren's work as one of the best of all time.

Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Prime Suspect is TV at its best, with sharp writing, intricate stories, and a great actress inhabiting a fantastic character.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It goes out on a high note, and Mirren delivers yet another virtuoso performance.

Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Helen Mirren's latest scintillating performance elevates this otherwise conventional potboiler into a fitting sendoff.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Prime Suspect: Season 7

  • Nov 04, 2018
    this entire series is truly a masterful character study starring the unflinching helen mirren. i wish i had time to write a review for each season but alas, you'll have to accept my review that every season is a delectable treat.

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