Prime Suspect 1973 concludes its first series on ITV tonight with a climatic finale.
Starring Stefanie Martini as the young WPC Jane Tennison, Prime Suspect 1973 charts the rise of the novice policewoman 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 new 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 get determined probationary officer learning the ropes in a world where high-ranking police officers are notoriously chauvinistic and the rules often bent.
Working alongside her superior, DI Bradfield (Sam Reid), 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.
In tonight's show, in the aftermath of the explosion at the bank vault seen on last week's show, the police operation descends into pandemonium and panic. As Jane arrives at the scene, she is met with devastating news.
Renee gives David cash and tells him to find somewhere to lay low. Later, Clifford reaches the flat and tells Renee the terrible truth about John. Renee refuses to believe him.
Meanwhile, The police station is numb with shock, but Harris rallies the troops into a manhunt for Clifford and David. A distraught Renee refuses to help and is arrested. Jane and Gibbs, investigating the connection between Julie Ann and the Bentleys, question Renee who finally breaks down and admits David’s relationship to Julie Ann.
At a search of the Bentley lock-up, Jane uncovers evidence that it was where Julie Ann was killed. The Bentleys' van is searched and a small silk bow discovered which matches Julie Ann’s bra. The police manhunt ramps up with David Bentley now as their prime suspect.
Finally, Jane gets to the truth of what really happened.
Prime Suspect 1973 airs at 9PM tonight on ITV.