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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 

British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.
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2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2001  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nathaniel Parker ...  Thomas Lynley / ... 23 episodes, 2001-2007
Sharon Small ...  Barbara Havers / ... 23 episodes, 2001-2007
Lesley Vickerage ...  Helen Clyde / ... 10 episodes, 2002-2004
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector Lynley See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A magnificent duo - up there with Holmes & Watson, Morse & Lewis
17 October 2017 | by chrissnuggsSee all my reviews

Just watched the entire 3 series again for the 3rd time! A brilliant production, which I marked down 1 point only because of a certain inconsistency in quality of plot. Some episodes were truly stunning, and often in very atmospheric settings. Others were rather weaker.

Overall stupendous acting, and a moving and compelling relationship between the two main characters. Their interplay alone makes the series worth watching. Both characters are utterly convincing and indeed inspiring as people. There are many duos as detectives, but this is one of the best.

Having them detect all around the country is a tad unrealistic, but makes for a great variety of settings, which is fun.

Very sorry they stopped it at 3 series. Surely Havers and Lynley would have got together at some stage!


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