Best fictional detectives
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'Prime Suspect' (1991)( Granada / Mobil )
Detective name: Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) in "Prime Suspect" (1991)
Sleuthing style: Tennison's short no-nonsence hairstyle and steely expressions help her fit in her male-dominated profession. This doesn't always work with the squad, but Tennison shows them who's boss in the end.
Claim to fame: Feature-film quality on the small screen. The British police drama is a BAFTA favorite, no surprise thanks to excellent work by Mirren and supporting actors such as Ralph Fiennes and Tom Wilkinson.