Forty years after signing her attestation book as a constable in the Metropolitan police, Jackie Malton fronts her own CBS Reality Original Series “The Real Prime Suspect,” which sees her revisit ten criminal investigations which shook the nation.
“The Real Prime Suspect” is a 10-part series led by Jackie Malton, a former Scotland Yard Detective, one of the first female members of the Flying Squad, and the inspiration for the character of DCI Jane Tennison, played by Helen Mirren in the multi-award winning drama “Prime Suspect” by Lynda La Plante.
Using her unparalleled list of contacts, Malton will get access to ten case files – including the murder of Lesley Whittle by Donald Neilson, the so-called ‘anagram serial murders’ committed by Peter Tobin, and the ‘Plumstead Ripper’, Robert Napper – revisiting the investigations with the police, detectives, and other professionals who experienced them first hand. Malton is the heart of the series, guiding the audience through every step of the journey, from capturing the prime suspect, to gaining a conviction and providing closure to those who seek it.
This is the first time Malton fronts a documentary series.
“The Real Prime Suspect” will premiere on CBS Reality on Tuesday 3rd September at 22:00.