Prime Suspect

Jennings, Ros ORCID: 0000-0002-5852-9420 (1998) Prime Suspect. In: Museum of Broadcasting Encyclopedia of Television. Fitzroy Dearborn, London.

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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 Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 12:49
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:32

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