Lynley is assigned to the hit and run of a woman while attending an anniversary party at his superior officer's house.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gideon Martin
Richard Martin
Rosalind Jones ...
Mandy More ...
Eugenie Martin
Kananu Kirimi ...
WPC Mason
DS David Leach
DSI Webberley
Mrs. Webberley
Theatre Manager
Jason Baughan ...
SOCO Officer
James Pitchley


While attending an anniversary party at his superior officer's house, Lynley is given the task of investigating the death by car of a woman. He and Havers think it odd that he is given the case, but doggedly pursue the truth. The woman was the mother of a gifted violinist who mysteriously abandoned his concert just at the time his mother was run down. As the plot deepens, connections to a crime 20 years earlier appear and tensions between Lynley and a fellow policeman boil over. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley: When I find people are lying to me in a murder inquiry, I become suspicious.
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Moon River
(uncredited) (1961)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
played on piano at David Burke's anniversay and sang off-key by unseen guests
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The Lynley mysteries are bland.
23 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Candidly, I found all of the Inspector Lynley mysteries substandard as compared with the mysteries based on books by such fine authors as P. D. James. Nathaniel Parker is too androgynous for my tastes, and Lesley Vickerage simply cannot act. For what it's worth, I didn't particularly like Catherine Russell either. The book by Elizabeth George that I read, George's comments in an interview, and the reactions of people who watched the entire Lynley series before it was canceled suggest that I am not too far off in my judgment. Finally, as at least one other viewer has remarked, viewers should not expect the BBC's film productions to equal the excellent of George's books. Film in general is an inferior medium to print, at least in the hands of a fine writer like George.

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