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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series1-4
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Series1-4
Actor: Nathaniel Parker; Sharon Small
Director: -
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2006     25hr 48min

PBS's acclaimed MYSTERY! series continues with BBC-produced adaptations of author Elizabeth George's popular INSPECTOR LYNLEY mystery novels. Pairing aristocratic detective Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker FAR FROM THE MADD...  more »


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Actor: Nathaniel Parker; Sharon Small
Director: -
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/07/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 25hr 48min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 17
SwapaDVD Credits: 17
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Never disappointed
LlanosD | NYC | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have long loved the Inspector Lyndley series because the focus is characterization rather than just 'who done it?' which makes this detective series very special. Watching these videos at my leisure and in sequencial order allows me an immediacy in tracking the development of the characters. Also I have enjoyed going back to the novels and studying how and why changes were made for the film versions. I highly recommend this series for any serious mystery and/or film lovers. Writers can find much to learn from them as well."
If Wishes Were Horses
Bobby Underwood | Manly NSW, Australia | 06/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is a crying shame that what I truly believe is the finest show on television may not be going forward unless the campaign being waged by fans of PBS's "Mystery" to persuade the BBC to keep producing it is successful. Nathaniel Parker's Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sharon Small's Barbara Havers are certainly the finest duo to come along in ages.

The Inspector Lynley series is smart and atmospheric, Debbie Wiseman's opening music setting the tone for each intriguing installment. Based on Elizabeth George's characters, the BBC show has grown and matured beyond the books, which has frustrated some yet delighted others. The dashing Lynley was originally paired with Havers because it was taken for granted he would not be distracted by her in a romantic way. He was Oxford and she was from the other side of life.

The clashes that came in the first two seasons due to those differences became less important as the two quickly found there was more to each other than their reputations. They proved a great team and became quite close, their deep friendship and affection for each other rarely dwelled upon but always there beneath the surface. By season three when personal crisis hit both of them hard it was each other to which they clung.

Havers has softened some over time and Lynley has become more accessible, both due to the influence of the other. Parker and Small are fabulous in their roles, giving carefully nuanced performances in mysteries both intelligent and entertaining. If not for PBS and its "Mystery" this marvelous British series might not have garnered so many fans.

Those wanting to either catch up with what has transpired before season five, or just enjoy once again at their leisure this fine mystery series will be well-advised to get this set. It includes all those episodes from the first four seasons as shown on PBS in America. Those episodes are as follows:

SEASON ONE / Well-Schooled in Murder --- Payment in Blood --- For the Sake of Elena --- Missing Joseph SEASON TWO / Playing for the Ashes --- In the Presence of the Enemy --- A Suitable Vengeance --- Deception on His Mind SEASON THREE / In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner --- A Traitor to Memory --- A Cry for Justice --- If Wishes Were Horses SEASON FOUR / In Divine Proportion --- In the Guise of Death --- The Seed of Cunning --- The Word of God

Fans of quality television and especially mystery lovers will find a bonanza in these 16 installments starring Nathaniel Parker and Sharon Small as Lynley and Havers. Fans truly cherish this show as much as Lynley does his cars. Hopefully we have not seen the last of our favorite British detectives and can once again look forward to "Mystery" knowing at some point we can enjoy their company once again."
J. Miller | Sandy,Utah USA | 07/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great way to spend hot summer evenings, in front of the tv watching good mysteries with great acting and plot lines. Fantastic to watch the character development between Lynley and Havers. The English scenery shots are fantastic, almost feel like I am there."