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The investigation into a 12-year old disappearance is revived, and Lynley gets involved since he is a friend of the victim's family.


Robert Bierman


Elizabeth George (based on "Inspector Lynley Mysteries"), Ed Whitmore

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jacob Avery Jacob Avery ... Justin Oborne
Georgina Rylance ... Julia Oborne
Nicholas Farrell ... Sam Oborne
Nathaniel Parker ... Inspector Thomas Lynley
John Shrapnel ... Sergeant Mike McCaffrey
Samantha Bond ... Vivienne Oborne
Sharon Small ... Sergeant Barbara Havers
Nicholas Brown Nicholas Brown ... Oliver Oborne
Ed Stoppard ... Conrad McCaffrey
Sam Cox Sam Cox ... Greg Sullivan
Alex Argenti Alex Argenti ... Hotel Manageress
Justin Pierre Justin Pierre ... DV Andy Vedder
Geraldine Somerville ... DS Michelle Tate
Paul Hickey ... Lafferty
Denise Gough ... Christine Faraday


Lynley is at a birthday party for the young son of some friends when the boy disappears. Twelve years later the boy's corpse is found and Lynley travels to Rome to accompany the dead boy's sister back to England for the funeral. However, the past seems to haunt her, and a break-in at her apartment leads Lynley to suspect that the 12-year old crime is still reverberating through the victim's family. At the same time, Lynley is also dealing with the death of Helen -- and not too well, tending to drown his sorrows rather than deal with the loss. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Release Date:

11 November 2007 (UK) See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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1.78 : 1
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During the chase in Rome the burglar escapes during an interior scene - which was shot in the Old Bailey in London. English in a wall mural is quite clearly visible at the top of screen. See more »

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Not as good as I thought
13 August 2010 | by elivbg1See all my reviews

I tend to like mysteries on PBS. They usually have a good representation of characters, some depth, some engaging investigation, and some "mystery". However, this particular episode of Lynley was not my favorite. First of all, the movie centered around the death of a young boy, which to begin with made the story more distressing than the usual. So in the first scenes we're first introduced to a lively child playing around and then the remains of a child's body,which was an uneasy start of a movie for me. The whole storyline as a result was far from uplifting and at the end, I did not have much of a sense of resolution even though the case was solved. There is a twist at the end but you kind of expected to see something along those lines coming, so it was not entirely surprising. As for acting, there were some scenes where Lynley and Havers had their good chemistry as a team but at times, the chemistry was entirely absent. Overall, I'd summarize that the movie was not bad, but it was not as good as I was hoping.

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