The Real Prime Suspect

The DCI that Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison was based upon

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

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