Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Inspector Lynley Mysteries

  • TV-14
  • 2002
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.3  (4,274)

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries is a BBC police procedural that aired from 2001 to 2007. The series follows the titular inspector (Nathaniel Parker) Thomas Lynley and his assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small) as they solve whatever crime of the week presents itself to them in roughly 90 minutes. This serialized tale of two mismatched investigators of the Metropolitan Police was based on a series of books by Elizabeth George, who is also credited as a series writer. All episodes were directed by Richard Laxton, Brian Stimer, Alrick Riley, or Robert Bierman. The series begins with the prickly, underappreciated Havers being paired up with a new partner she is not thrilled with, mistakenly thinking that being forced into this partnership may be a punishment. While this setup may be fairly standard for a cop drama, the series is set in Britain and class resentment strongly colors the series, their relationship and the way clues are assembled and dissected. Along the way they must both unlearn the prejudices that could get in the way of solving the mysteries. Working class Havers doesn't like the idea of working with (or more likely, for) Lynley whose Oxford educated titled status is a mark against him, as is a previous altercation with a colleague that resulted in him getting promoted and the other person getting fired, without pension. Both characters begin the series facing trying moments in their lives: Havers serving as full time caregiver to aging parents including a senile mother and Lynley having just watched the woman he loves marry his best friend. And while the local police departments may always resent their intrusion, they can rely on help from Lynley's psychologist friend, Helen (Lesley Vickerage) The Inspector Lynley Mysteries filmed in London, was produced and distributed by the BBC in the United Kingdom and by PBS in the United States.

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Know Thine Enemy
2. Know Thine Enemy
June 1, 2008
When the body of a missing schoolgirl is discovered in a lake, a post mortem reveals she has been raped and probably held prisoner. Meanwhile, another schoolgirl is reported missing by her mother. Unless Kelly is found quickly, she will slip into a diabetic coma. But with Assistant Commissioner Evans stopping door-to-door enquiries fearing they will alarm the public, will Lynley and Havers be able to find enough leads to save her?
Limbo
1. Limbo
May 25, 2008
When the body of a child is discovered in the grounds of an Italian country villa, it seems for the English parents that the past has finally been laid to rest - their child had been abducted 15 years ago but never found, until now. Lynley, who as a family friend had played an ancillary role to the Italian investigation, goes out to Italy to support the family. But when he begins an affair with the family's now grown-up daughter - Julia - and she is then found dead in her Rome apartment, Lynley is hauled in for questioning by the Italian police. Is he guilty of her murder?
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The Set 3

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The Set 4

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The Complete Inspector Lynley Mysteries
The Complete Inspector Lynley Mysteries

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

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The Complete Disc 5

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 5

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries is a BBC police procedural that aired from 2001 to 2007. The series follows the titular inspector (Nathaniel Parker) Thomas Lynley and his assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small) as they solve whatever crime of the week presents itself to them in roughly 90 minutes. This serialized tale of two mismatched investigators of the Metropolitan Police was based on a series of books by Elizabeth George, who is also credited as a series writer. All episodes were directed by Richard Laxton, Brian Stimer, Alrick Riley, or Robert Bierman.

The series begins with the prickly, underappreciated Havers being paired up with a new partner she is not thrilled with, mistakenly thinking that being forced into this partnership may be a punishment. While this setup may be fairly standard for a cop drama, the series is set in Britain and class resentment strongly colors the series, their relationship and the way clues are assembled and dissected.

Along the way they must both unlearn the prejudices that could get in the way of solving the mysteries. Working class Havers doesn't like the idea of working with (or more likely, for) Lynley whose Oxford educated titled status is a mark against him, as is a previous altercation with a colleague that resulted in him getting promoted and the other person getting fired, without pension.

Both characters begin the series facing trying moments in their lives: Havers serving as full time caregiver to aging parents including a senile mother and Lynley having just watched the woman he loves marry his best friend. And while the local police departments may always resent their intrusion, they can rely on help from Lynley's psychologist friend, Helen (Lesley Vickerage) The Inspector Lynley Mysteries filmed in London, was produced and distributed by the BBC in the United Kingdom and by PBS in the United States.Inspector Lynley Mysteries is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2002.

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Inspector Lynley Mysteries is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inspector Lynley Mysteries on demand at Amazon and Hoopla.

  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (4,274)