Many will remember the hit TV series, Prime Suspect from the 90s and 00s, starring Helen Mirren. What lots of people don’t realise is that Mirren’s character was based on Jackie Malton, a real life British detective who fronts this new and intriguing crime docuseries.
The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 TV Preview
Jackie Malton was one of the first female detectives in the UK, making it into the role thanks to the Sexual Discrimination Act. She had to work doubly hard to gain the respect of her male counterparts, and eventually became the first woman to join the Flying Squad, the British Police Force’s best serious crime team.
In this series she looks at some of the most shocking murders from the US and the UK, with unprecedented access to case information, highlighting key decisions that put the accused behind bars. The series also looks at some of her own work, and gives insight into how she built close relationships with those involved in serious crime to aid investigations.
Featuring extended interviews with Jackie herself, the much anticipated Real Prime Suspect TV series has arrived in Australia and using the information in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream The Real Prime Suspect Season 1
The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 is currently airing on Crime + Investigation. Here in Australia, Crime + Investigation can be accessed via either Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 online using Foxtel Now, which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app.
Alternatively, you can access Crime + Investigation with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package, you can likewise stream The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of The Real Prime Suspect, you can still catch new episodes as they’re made available for replays. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including Crime + Investigation, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 Live TV Schedule
Each episode of Season 1 airs on Crime + Investigation. Season 1 has ten episodes in total. There will be no The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available on Crime + Investigation (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra). Here’s the provisional live TV schedule for season 1:
|Episode||Live Airing Schedule||Provider|
|S1 Episode 1||17 Mar – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 2||24 Mar – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 3||31 Mar – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 4||7 Apr – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 5||14 Apr – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 6||21 Apr – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 7||28 Apr – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 8||5 May– 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 9||12 May – 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
|S1 Episode 10||19 May– 9.30pm||Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream The Real Prime Suspect Season 1 whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Must See TV for The Real Prime Suspect fans
The Real Prime Suspect consists of 10 episodes and looks set to be a hit with audiences around the world. Once you’ve watched all the episodes, we have suggested a few series below that may also take your fancy.
Ron Iddles The Good Cop (Foxtel)
With an incredible 99% conviction rate, it’s safe to say that Ron Iddles is incredibly good at his job. In this docu-series we get a great insight into some of his most challenging murder cases, talking directly with the victim’s families and journalists who covered the events at the time. Catch new episodes or stream on demand with Foxtel Now free for 10 days.
Deadwater Fell (Foxtel)
Doctor Kendrick has it all. A great job, beautiful wife, adorable children and the dream house in an idyllic village. But when a house fire takes everything away from him, leaving him alone without his wife and daughters, the police start to think he may have caused the blaze on purpose. Catch new episodes or stream on demand with Foxtel Now free for 10 days.
Prodigal Son (Foxtel)
It’s safe to say that the plot behind new series the Prodigal Son is quite tasty. Dr Martin Whitly is doing life as a convicted serial killer, and his son Malcolm Bright has gone to many lengths, including changing his name, to disassociate himself from his murderous father. Season 1 is now available on Fox One. Catch new episodes or stream on demand with Foxtel Now free for 10 days.