It appears John died from an aneurism, but when Thomas discovers the trace of a possible nerve agent in his system, the family are desperate for answers. Was a chemical weapon involved or is there a ...
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley ( Nathaniel Parker ) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers ( Sharon Small ).
Dummies are used for the autopsy scenes because the directors want it to be as realistic as possible but naked bodies cannot be shown on the BBC, according to forensic pathology adviser Stuart Hamilton. See more »
This show is a favourite of mine. I'm rarely bored watching it, but anyone thinking it's realistic must be high as a kite.
It has good pace and throws enough red herrings in the mix to keep me (usually) unsure as to who did what and how it will all pan out.
However, you do have to swallow the idea of a forensic team that could easily be confused with a posse of rogue policemen. These people don't just do forensic science and make occasional court appearances. They barge past detectives to interrogate witnesses (the detectives never seem to mind this) and chase and tackle suspects. They have guns held to their heads every so often. They get out there and meet all the players, sometimes even date them. Some of them do it all tottering around in high heels. It's utterly ridiculous but the success of the show testifies to its dependable entertainment value. Enjoy with a large grain of salt.
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