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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very Enjoyable Series
15 July 2009 | by PolarBexarSee all my reviews

I find this series very satisfying. It is character driven and has compelling dialog between Lynley and Sgt Havers. Havers is the real star of the show. She has very real problems in addition to working with her ponce of a boss. She lives paycheck to paycheck while caring for her parents, who suffer from dementia. How she juggles this situation with the need to be seconded to different locations to work on cases creates real angst in her character. In comparison, Lynley's problems are more social, as he frequently moralizes over dilemmas in his love life. Still, the rich detective and the hardscrabble sergeant work well with one another while solving cases that are twisty and intelligent. Like CSI, many of the cases are fashioned after recent cases in the news, so to say they are far fetched is not true. Try it out. You'll like the series.


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