History Series / InspectorLynley

28th Oct '17 4:39:13 PM malias
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* FlashbackEcho / {{Trigger}}: In "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]" when Barbara [[spoiler:is held hostage at gunpoint]]. Her flashback is to the [[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses previous series' finale]], in which [[spoiler:she was shot in the abdomen]]; she shows obvious signs of PTSD throughout the episode and goes a little nuts at the end. It takes -- who else? -- Lynley literally [[spoiler:pulling her off the guy]] and administering a CooldownHug to bring her back to normal. (No actual flashback occurs; because the triggering event happens in the previous episode, however, the audience is quite clearly supposed to draw the parallel.)

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* FlashbackEcho / {{Trigger}}: TraumaButton: In "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS04E01InDivineProportion In Divine Proportion]]" when Barbara [[spoiler:is held hostage at gunpoint]]. Her flashback is to the [[Recap/InspectorLynleyS03E04IfWishesWereHorses previous series' finale]], in which [[spoiler:she was shot in the abdomen]]; she shows obvious signs of PTSD throughout the episode and goes a little nuts at the end. It takes -- who else? -- Lynley literally [[spoiler:pulling her off the guy]] and administering a CooldownHug to bring her back to normal. (No actual flashback occurs; because the triggering event happens in the previous episode, however, the audience is quite clearly supposed to draw the parallel.)
15th Jun '17 5:40:11 PM Anddrix
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** Especially since Lynley [[GenreSavvy realised this was the plan]], and was doing his best not to give in, because while he didn't like her (yet), Havers ''was'' a good copper.

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** Especially since Lynley [[GenreSavvy realised this was the plan]], plan, and was doing his best not to give in, because while he didn't like her (yet), Havers ''was'' a good copper.
2nd Mar '17 6:09:50 AM Antwan
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->- '''DI Fiona Knight''', ''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries'', "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E01NaturalCauses Natural Causes]]"

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->- -->-- '''DI Fiona Knight''', ''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries'', "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E01NaturalCauses Natural Causes]]"




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4th Dec '16 1:46:51 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries''''' was a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] series that ran from 2001--2007, starring Creator/NathanielParker as aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas "Tommy" Lynley, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever 8th Earl of Asherton]], and Creator/SharonSmall as his working-class partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, both of UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard. The first eleven episodes were based on novels by the American author Elizabeth George, though the author's plots and characters were often significantly altered, and the show went its own way from that point on. Most, if not all, fans consider the television show to take place in an AlternateContinuity from the books.

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'''''The ''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries''''' Mysteries'' was a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] series that ran from 2001--2007, starring Creator/NathanielParker as aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas "Tommy" Lynley, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever 8th Earl of Asherton]], and Creator/SharonSmall as his working-class partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, both of UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard. The first eleven episodes were based on novels by the American author Elizabeth George, though the author's plots and characters were often significantly altered, and the show went its own way from that point on. Most, if not all, fans consider the television show to take place in an AlternateContinuity from the books.
23rd Oct '16 8:17:11 AM RoseAndHeather
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* IAmVeryBritish: Having gone to Eton and Oxford -- aka the poshest of the posh schools in the UK -- Lynley naturally speaks with a flawless RP accent. Barbara Havers decidedly does ''not'' (hers appears to be Estuary English with a hint of East London), and never hesitates to mock him for it whenever the opportunity presents itself.
22nd Oct '16 1:31:35 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Lynley is of course R.P., while Havers speaks what appears to be Estuary English with an East London twist (which fits, as one of the centerpieces of her character is that she is solidly working-class).
14th May '16 10:13:04 AM nombretomado
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'''''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries''''' was a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] series that ran from 2001--2007, starring Creator/NathanielParker as aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas "Tommy" Lynley, [[TheBritishTitleSystem 8th Earl of Asherton]], and Creator/SharonSmall as his working-class partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, both of UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard. The first eleven episodes were based on novels by the American author Elizabeth George, though the author's plots and characters were often significantly altered, and the show went its own way from that point on. Most, if not all, fans consider the television show to take place in an AlternateContinuity from the books.

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'''''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries''''' was a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] series that ran from 2001--2007, starring Creator/NathanielParker as aristocratic Detective Inspector Thomas "Tommy" Lynley, [[TheBritishTitleSystem [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever 8th Earl of Asherton]], and Creator/SharonSmall as his working-class partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, both of UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard. The first eleven episodes were based on novels by the American author Elizabeth George, though the author's plots and characters were often significantly altered, and the show went its own way from that point on. Most, if not all, fans consider the television show to take place in an AlternateContinuity from the books.
30th Apr '16 3:05:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Creator/SharonSmall was supposedly too pretty to play the plain Barbara Havers, but absolutely nailed the character in the pilot and won author Elizabeth George completely over. Her performance is to this day lauded as one of the best aspects of the series.



* FakeBrit: The very Scottish Sharon Small as the very working-class ''English'' Barbara Havers.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In this case, the network was the BBC.



* TheOtherDarrin: Lynley's wife Helen was played by three separate actresses: Emma Fielding in the pilot, Lesley Vickerage in series one through three (up until she separated from Lynley), and Catherine Russell in series five.
16th Feb '16 3:24:12 PM RoseAndHeather
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George is one of only two American writers[[note]]the other is Tony Hillerman[[/note]] whose novels have been adapted for Creator/{{PBS}}' ''MYSTERY!''

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George is one of only two American writers[[note]]the writers[[labelnote:*]]the other is Tony Hillerman[[/note]] Hillerman[[/labelnote]] whose novels have been adapted for Creator/{{PBS}}' ''MYSTERY!''
5th Oct '15 4:08:33 PM 4maskwolf
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Havers, in a ''rare'' example of an [[TheInspector Inspector's]] partner being this. Unlike most non-protagonist Detective Sergeants in British mystery fiction, Havers' storyline gets almost as much focus as the eponymous protagonist's right from the get-go. In addition, though she frequently acts as TheWatson to her partner, it isn't uncommon for ''him'' to act as TheWatson to ''her'' (for instance, the majority of "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E01NaturalCauses Natural Causes]]", or the caravan site in "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed]]"). This very trope has been cited as one of the things that sets this series apart from other {{Detective Drama}}s of its kind, and as one of the best aspects of the show.

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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Havers, in a ''rare'' example of an [[TheInspector [[LeadPoliceDetective Inspector's]] partner being this. Unlike most non-protagonist Detective Sergeants in British mystery fiction, Havers' storyline gets almost as much focus as the eponymous protagonist's right from the get-go. In addition, though she frequently acts as TheWatson to her partner, it isn't uncommon for ''him'' to act as TheWatson to ''her'' (for instance, the majority of "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E01NaturalCauses Natural Causes]]", or the caravan site in "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS05E02OneGuiltyDeed One Guilty Deed]]"). This very trope has been cited as one of the things that sets this series apart from other {{Detective Drama}}s of its kind, and as one of the best aspects of the show.
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