The second story in the acclaimed PBS mini-series sees detective Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) obsessively pursuing a long forgotten murder into the Afro-Caribbean section of London. Mirren was nominated for an Emmy for her powerful portrayal of the tough-minded detective.
The second entry in the popular "Prime Suspect" series, featuring award-winning actress Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. Here, Tennison ventures into a primarily black neighborhood in order to solve the murder of a young woman whose body was found buried in a backyard. As usual, however, her work is complicated by factors unrelated to the case, namely the police department's concerns about its relationship with an already suspicious community. And when tragedy befalls a suspect who proves to be innocent, an already tense situation worsens. If all that weren't bad enough, Tennison also has to put up with a new partner... who just happens to be her former lover.
Originally aired on PBS as part of the "Mystery!" series.
"Prime Suspect 2" won four awards from the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, including Best Actress prize for Helen Mirren.
Writer Allan Cubitt won the 1994 Edgar Award for Best Television Feature from the Mystery Writers of America.
Named Best Miniseries of 1993 by the Emmy Awards.
Helen Mirren was nominated for Best Actress of 1993 by the Emmy Awards.
Additional funding for the series was provided by WGBH and Mobil.