Prime Suspect

Jennings, Ros (1998) Prime Suspect. In: Museum of Broadcasting Encyclopedia of Television. Fitzroy Dearborn, London.

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Abstract

In 1991 Prime Suspect was broadcast on British television to great critical and public acclaim. The production received numerous awards for its writer Lynda La Plante and star Helen Mirren, including a rather controversial BAFTA Award for Best Drama Serial. Prime Suspect's importance to the development of the police drama series as a genre in Britain is great. By installing a woman as the head of a murder squad, Prime Suspect broke new ground in terms of both gender and the authenticity in the portrayal of the internal dynamics of the police as an organisation.

Item Type: Book Section
Article Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 12:49
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 13:03
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2612

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