Another case for Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. With a transfer to Manchester, Tennison (Helen Mirren) finds herself lecturing school children on law and order. She demands something a little more up her usual alley, and is soon investigating the murder of a drug dealer. When a 14-year-old boy confesses to the killing, Tennison suspects that someone else is responsible.
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Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison has been transferred to Manchester, and is about to embark on one of the toughest times of her life. Initially asked to lecture school children on law and order, she is soon demanding a meatier task. The murder of a drug dealer is the crime she is expected to solve, bur when a 14 year old boy confesses to the killing despite no evidence to connect him to the crime, Tennisons instinct tells her there is a more likely prime suspect.