The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Seasons

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Season 1 (2002)

For the first series Lynley and Havers head for the Scottish Highlands to investigate the death of a respected playwright. Their next case finds them visiting Cambridge to look into the murder of a respected lecturer's deaf daughter. After a post-mortem reveals the victim was pregnant, the detectives gradually build a portrait of a promiscuous and playful woman with many admirers. The final story sees Lynley and Havers investigating the poisoning of a Lancashire vicar. At first it appears to be a tragic accident until they delve into his past and discover a sinister motive for murder. Guest stars in series one include Bill Nighy, Martin Jarvis, Ronald Pickup, James McAvoy, Tim Pigott-Smith, Cherie Lunghi and Pippa Haywood.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Season 2 (2014)

The drama returned to BBC One in 2003 with four new episodes for series two. The opening case for Lynley and Havers sees them investigating the murder of a famous cricketer. They are forced to break all the rules in a desperate attempt to lure the killer into the open. The second case finds the detectives visiting Buckinghamshire to probe the death of a radical left-wing cabinet minister's illegitimate daughter. They team up with a local police constable and make good headway until the disappearance of a child complicates matters. In the third story, Lynley returns to his ancestral home to celebrate his engagement, but a murder in a nearby village provides him with a temporary distraction. The final case in the series plunges Lynley and Havers into a murky world of illicit sexuality, racial tension and family loyalties. Guest stars in the series include Phyllis Logan, Sophie Okonedo, Peter Egan, Saeed Jaffrey and Amita Dhiri.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Season 3 (2004)

The third series sees newly demoted Havers joining Lynley on a double murder investigation. Two separate lines of inquiry lead them into a murky world of deception, corruption and prostitution in their bid to discover the killer's identity. The second case sees the duo investigating the death of a woman killed in a hit-and-run incident. Suspicion falls on the man who found her body, but he denies ever having met her. In the third story, Havers is reinstated to the rank of Detective Sergeant and she goes undercover after a murder at an exclusive club. The final instalment sees Lynley's wife, Helen, dabbling in her husband's latest case, but her previous involvement with the victim unwittingly puts her in the firing line. Guest stars in the series include Timothy West, Simon Williams, Jenny Agutter, Jemma Redgrave and Barbara Flynn.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Season 4 (2005)

Series four premiered on BBC One in 2005 and features Havers returning to work and confronting her demons as she investigates a woman's murder. A cryptic word painted at the crime scene and the discovery of a mysterious photo lead Lynley and Havers to think the killer is sending them clues. In the second case, a horse trainer with money worries is found hanged. Suicide is considered the likely reason until tests reveal he was drugged shortly before his death. The third story finds Lynley and Havers probing the murder of a doorkeeper at the House of Lords, and the final case sees them visiting Smithfield Market when a frozen body is found on a meat truck. Guest stars in the series include Richard Armitage, Stella Gonet, John Standing, Clive Merrison, Tony Haygarth and Mark Benton.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Season 5 (2006)

In the opening story, Lynley is suspended from duty, forcing Havers to team up with new partner DI Fiona Knight (Liza Tarbuck) to investigate the death of a woman found in a lake. In the second story, a case worked on by Lynley and Havers against a violent criminal is thrown into jeopardy by the murder of a key witness. Determined to secure a conviction, they immerse themselves in the seedy underworld of a seaside town. The third case sees the duo called in to probe the death of a young lawyer found axed to death in Hyde Park. It isn't long before the victim's seedy double life involving internet porn and dark family secrets emerges. The final episode finds Lynley and Havers investigating the death of a former war photographer. Guest stars in the series include Saskia Reeves, George Costigan, Tom Georgeson, Diana Hardcastle, Samuel West, Mark Womack and Indira Varma.

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Season 6 (2007)

The sixth series began with the body of Lynley's missing godson being discovered 12 years after he disappeared. Lynley winds up becoming a suspect when the boy's sister is found dead. The final story sees Lynley and Havers searching for a diabetic girl when she disappears without her insulin. Guest stars include Samantha Bond, Geraldine Somerville, Honeysuckle Weeks and James D'Arcy.

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Cast

Jemma RedgraveSophie WardAnthony HigginsPatricia KerriganMarlene SidawayPaul RyanPaul CopleyJenny AgutterJohn StandingGuy WilliamsPaul HerzbergBruce BennettClive MerrisonBernice StegersGabrielle DrakeTimothy WestRichard EvansCherie LunghiDinsdale LandenNicholas GecksMichael FeastPeter EganOliver CottonTony HaygarthRonald PickupTom GeorgesonTim Pigott-SmithNathaniel ParkerJohn SessionsSaskia ReevesJoanna KanskaJane LapotaireGeorge JackosTina MartinFiona GilliesSimon WilliamsDavid CalderNicholas FarrellCamilla PowerJulian WadhamBill NighyDaniel RyanMartin JarvisGabrielle ReidySimon ChandlerAmanda RyanJack DeamJimmy YuillAdrian RawlinsAmanda RoyleSophie OkonedoDave HillMatilda ZieglerJune WatsonBarbara FlynnJames D'ArcyStuart BunceCavan ClerkinKelly HunterJonathan FirthRonnie McCannPaul HickeyNicholas DayGary CrossAmita DhiriAnthony CalfLisa PalfreySelina CadellGeorge CostiganCatherine RussellSaeed JaffreyEmma FieldingSylvestra Le TouzelRichard SymsRichard HendersRoger AllamMark BentonDavid BurkeJames McAvoyDeborah Sheridan-TaylorTarek RaminiJohn McGlynnJason MerrellsMarcia WarrenKen BonesShaun ParkesSamantha BondKika MarkhamSharon SmallJodi AlbertStuart LaingJanet DaleRon DonachieTom BurkePatrick KennedyRichard LinternJames HazeldinePaul RidleyRuth GemmellGeraldine SomervilleMichael CulkinSteven ElderPenny DownieNeil MaskellRichard McCabeSimone BendixNeelam BakshiDiana PayanCraig ParkinsonIdris ElbaBurn GormanTim WallersMatthew GoodeLesley VickerageGarrick HagonAdrian BowerSorcha CusackKate MilesNigel BettsAbhin GaleyaHugh SachsCharlotte SaltShaughan SeymourKen AndersonEd StoppardRupert ProcterNicholas GleavesRichard ArmitageNoah HuntleyHoneysuckle WeeksDoug AllenAlison LintottGawn GraingerAndrew HavillJane HazlegroveAl WeaverTom LawrenceIan BurfieldClaudie BlakleyLorraine StanleyBrett FancyValerie LilleyAnjali JayChristine KavanaghLiza TarbuckAlan BarnesMichael McStayTim DantayEmily JoyceClint DyerMatthew WaitKen BradshawColin TierneyOliver MaltmanEve BestDemelza RandallAbby Rakic-PlattJoseph LongBennet ThorpeEleanor GecksSteven WebbKari CorbettMiranda RaisonMary StockleyGerard MonacoStella GonetLynne VerrallBay WhiteDavid HeppleEsther HallNaomi FrederickJason BaughanJoel DommettGlyn GrimsteadNick DunningRobert WhitelockMark StobbartJames BullerTony BonczaMark BonnarTanveer GhaniSam CoxShaun PrendergastYvonne O'GradyTerence HarveyJoe ShawDavid MallinsonCaroline HayesRobin KermodeKatie BlakeAdie AllenChristopher FoxGillian McCutcheonAlbert WellingTerence HillyerRuth ArnoldSusan GilmoreDanny BabingtonJames BirdDavid EarlAnjalee PatelBarbara WilshereKit JacksonJoanna BrookesSally LeonardWill KnightleyRavin J GanatraQuill RobertsLisa StevensonEmma WillisRachel BavidgeDon GallagherLucy ScottVincent BrimbleEiry HughesKevin DignamMichael VivianZig ByfieldCurtis WoodruffMandy MoreBarbara HorneJamie MartinDiana HoddinottTony LuckenSamantha BakerDavid EllingtonPaul ShearerElizabeth KellyFred RidgewayLeda HodgesonSarah EastonDaniel SungPippa HaywardJoanna DunnRoderick SmithBen LannoyJames HowardRobert PurdyPieter LawmanSimon WilsonBo PorajClare SwinburneKananu KirimiCandida GubbinsSimon PearsallCaroline MartinJoseph FriendNatalie FreegardJane McKennaOliver ChoppingLucy BrooksGlynis BrooksSteve EdwinThorston ManderlaySophie WalkerTim FrancesPhillipa DownesAbby FordSimon SnashallGraham ChristopherCatherine McDonoughAbbie HumphreysJessica RadcliffeSimone WallerLouise HicksonDoug RollinsMolly HerbertBobby Scott FreemanMaggy SharifKhalid LeathKeithBartlettGabrielle PalmerMichele MoranJanet Spencer-TurnerAnna KirkeyRosalind JonesJames PearseGlyn WilliamsSophie Bould