Adapted from Lynda La Plante’s bestselling novel, ‘Tennison’, this new six-part drama charts the rise of novice policewoman WPC Jane Tennison as she assists in her first murder investigation, revealing her first steps towards becoming the complex and formidable character that viewers have come to know.
The hotly-anticipated series is set in 1970s Hackney, where women police constables are slowly being integrated into the force. Amongst them is 22-year-old Jane, a naïve yet determined probationary officer learning the ropes in a world where high-ranking police officers are notoriously chauvinistic and the rules often bent.
Working alongside the super talented Blake Harrison as DS Spencer Gibbs, Tennison is thrown in at the deep end on her first case, experiencing London’s violent criminal ganglands first hand and witnessing the devastating effects that such crimes have.
“Tennison” starts on 2nd March, 9pm, ITV1