The Inspector Lynley Mysteries - Season 1

BBC (ended 2008)




Episode Guide

  • Missing Joseph
    Episode 4
    Once again Lynley's friends and family are involved in one of his cases. His friend Deborah St James (whose husband is crippled) gets very close to a country clergyman she meets at the National Gallery. When he is found dead, supposedly poisoned by accident, Deborah is anxious to get to the bottom of the death and calls in Lynley. It's a complex case, and in working to solve it Lynley and Havers improve their relationship.moreless
  • 4/22/02
    Lynley and Havers investigate when the beautiful and deaf daughter of a Cambridge lecturer is found murdered. A post mortem reveals that the victim was pregnant, and the police build up a picture of a promiscuous girl with a large number of admirers. It appears that jealousy is likely to be a factor in the case.moreless
  • Payment in Blood
    Episode 2
    An avant garde play is being read at a Scottish country house, and during the evening the playwright is brutally murdered. Unhappily for Lynley, his own beloved Helen is one of the suspects, and perhaps he allows his feelings to cloud his judgment.
  • 4/8/02
    An old school friend asks for Lynley's help in finding a boy missing from an independent boarding school. When the schoolboy is found murdered, Lynley is well placed to understand the tensions of this closed society, which reminds him of his own boyhood. Meanwhile, Havers has problems with her senile mother and Lynley with his love life.moreless
  • A Great Deliverance, Part 2
    The investigation of William Tey's murder leads Lynley and Havers into the seamy side of a quiet English village. Although he was a stalwart of the local church, Tey had a hidden past which provides a wide range of suspects and motives. It seems that an old case of infanticide may hold the key to the present case.moreless
  • A Great Deliverance, Part 1
    The new partnership of Lynley and Havers travels to the Yorkshire moors to investigate the beheading of farmer William Tey, found dead at the feet of his teenage daughter, who was covered in blood and is too traumatised to say what happened. Meanwhile, Lynley faces his own traumas: the woman he loves has just married his best friend, and at the same time his boss has decided to team him up with Barbara Havers, a woman police sergeant who has no time for good looking upper-class policemen.moreless