Prime Suspect 2

A body is found buried in a garden in an Afro-Caribean area of London.

Strong social commentary, but also a very powerful drama, which at times is upsetting to watch.

DCI Jane Tennison having proved herself, is now accepted by the team she leads, but not a black officer who is imposed as a token Black (though claimed to be a good detective), halfway through a murder investigation.

Nearly three hours long. No fast car chases. Long, slow, methodical, painstaking police work. In many ways continuing the tradition of Sherlock Holmes.

Lynda La Plante, who wrote the story line but not the screenplay, is highly critical of modern police dramas, too fast paced.

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