Just finished reading another book by an ex-police officer – this one I’ve worked with – Detective Chief Inspector Jackie Malton was the DCI that Jane Tennison was based upon. I think she probably found advising EastEnders on police procedures frustrating as we were always trying to find a way around them! But then EastEnders when compared to ‘Prime Suspect’ is usually cartoon drama.
Having read Jackie’s book I think there is a direct line from Jackie’s respectful attitude to sex workers to one of my all-time favourite dramatic scenes: Tennison sitting talking with Sex Workers in a pub when a punter, thinking she is also a sex worker, asks her if she wants business. Her response was “Not now can’t you see I’m busy!”
@JackieMalton #JaneTennison #TheRealPrimeSuspect #PrimeSuspect