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Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Inner Circles

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Masterpiece Theatre
Prime Suspect, Series IV: Inner Circles
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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

Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation into a bizarre death exposes a web of fraud, local government corruption and hollow relationships lying beneath the respectable veneer of an affluent suburb. When Denis Caradine (Gareth Forwood), manager of the local country club, is found dead in his home, neighbors are quick to blame youngsters from the rundown housing project nearby -- and the police are content to accept that view. Tennison's personal resources are stretched thin as she is forced to engage in political games with the community while pulling together a difficult team and leading a problematic investigation.

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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Inner Circles,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F1FFB4B3870B4563BBDBF8611BD342BC.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Inner Circles.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F1FFB4B3870B4563BBDBF8611BD342BC>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Prime Suspect, Series IV: Inner Circles. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F1FFB4B3870B4563BBDBF8611BD342BC
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