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Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Scent of Darkness

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Masterpiece Theatre
Prime Suspect, Series IV: Scent of Darkness
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Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

A series of murders takes place, resembling those Jane Tennison investigated -- and solved -- years ago (original Prime Suspect teleplay.) Are they copy-cat crimes, or is George Marlow (Tim Woodward) innocent -- as he always insisted? In the face of a possible finding of miscarriage of justice, Tennison is suspended, causing her to re-examine her most fundamental beliefs about her life and work. Helen Mirren stars as DCI Jane Tennison.

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Scent of Darkness,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E38FDBEAF56A4CD48B7E86D3CC8B3BB9.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Scent of Darkness.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E38FDBEAF56A4CD48B7E86D3CC8B3BB9>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Scent of Darkness. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E38FDBEAF56A4CD48B7E86D3CC8B3BB9
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