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prime suspect

n. the one person law enforcement officers believe most probably committed a crime being investigated. Once a person is determined to be a prime suspect, the police must be careful to give the "Miranda warnings," or take the risk that any admissions (any evidence gained from the statements) by the suspect may be excluded in trial. (See: Miranda warning)

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DCI Jane Tennison is one of TV's best known police officers.
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My particular favourite would be DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect.
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1HELEN 1 HELEN Mirren made her debut in 1989 as tough, uncompromising police boss Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect.
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Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren plays the role of Detective Jane Tennison, a relentless officer beset on all sides by problems - horrific crimes to solve, callous sexism from her co-workers, and the whispers of her personal demons.
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Her most famous TV role is Jane Tennison in police drama Prime Suspect.
Mirren also picked up three Bafta awards in a row for her role as DCI Jane Tennison, which made her a household name in the UK and US.
His role as sneering rival to Dame Helen Mirren's character Jane Tennison in the first three series of the acclaimed Prime Suspect series earned him his second Bafta nomination.
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