This edition: Episode 4
(1991/UK, 51:10, color, crime drama) Cast: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe, Bryan Pringle, Zoe Wanamaker, Tom Wilkinson. Written by Lynda La Plante. Directed by Christopher Menaul. Originally aired April 8, 1991.
In the opening series, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison seizes the opportunity to head a murder investigation--something she should have done long ago, had she not been passed over by her male superiors time and again. With a suspect already identified and her own team openly hostile, she uncovers errors and conflicting facts that point to a cover-up within the force. Is this a single murder or the latest act of a serial killer? Tennison refuses to back off the investigation.