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Prime Suspect: Season Two

Airs Thursdays, March 28 - May 2, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Helen Mirren stars in PRIME SUSPECT.

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Above: Helen Mirren stars in PRIME SUSPECT.

Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is Detective Inspector Jane Tennison, a skilled top-class detective battling to prove herself in a male-dominated world.

PRIME SUSPECT Multimedia Case History

Photo credit: Courtesy of Executive Program Services

Helen Mirren stars in PRIME SUSPECT.

In another enthralling season of the highly acclaimed series, PRIME SUSPECT we find the newly promoted Dectective Superintendent Jane Tennison is assigned to different stations to spearhead a number of major inquiries.

"The Lost Child" (Parts One & Two) air Thursdays, March 28 & April 4, 2013 at 11 p.m. - In the first two episodes, after terminating her pregnancy, Jane Tennison reports to her new office to find a file and photograph of a dead, curly-haired, dimpled baby - it's clear that this won't be an easy case.

The prime suspect, Chris Hughes, a convicted child-molester who has been through therapy, is dating a woman with two daughters. What his therapy videotape reveals about his warped view of little girls turns the stomach, yet the therapist says Hughes wouldn't have committed this particular crime. If he didn't do it, though, who did?

"Inner Circles" (Parts One & Two) air Thursdays April 11 & 18, 2013 at 11 p.m. - "Class" is the issue; it seems that the "haves" have the local D.C.I. in their collective back pocket. But the after the manager of the exclusive Huntington Club is found dead, Tennison's unit is called in to investigate.

The country club would like to blame a couple of amateur thieves from the local housing project, but Tennison knows that this murder is beyond their level of sophistication. Instead, a member of the club, Maria Henry, becomes her prime suspect. Henry, a solicitor, isn't easy to intimidate, and Tennison has only circumstantial evidence against her. To gain a confession, Tennison uses perhaps her most blood-chilling tactic yet.

"The Scent Of Darkness" (Parts One & Two) air Thursdays, April 25 & May 2, 2013 at 11 p.m. - Jane Tennison sent George Marlow down for six brutal murders. Now, two more women turn up dead with the same markings, doused in the same perfume. Is this a copycat killer or did Tennison get it wrong?

The D.C.I. working under her supervision is convinced she lacks the proper objectivity and is jeopardizing the investigation. But even off the case and suspended from the force, Tennison continues her search. Abetted by Richard Haskins, Tennison races against time to find the third victim, held alive somewhere to fit a three-day pattern. How did the copycat get access to confidential information about Marlow's killings unless he was the killer all along?

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