History Series / InspectorLynley

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.
24th Sep '15 6:59:20 AM Berrenta
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->'''Barbara Havers:''' No. [[UndyingLoyalty You resign]], [[MostImportantPerson I resign]].
->'''Tommy Lynley:''' But that's absurd! Why, for heaven's sake?
->'''Barbara:''' [[OddCouple Well... no one else will work with me]].
->'''Lynley:''' [[{{Tsundere}} This is you being nice to me, isn't it]].
->'''Barbara:''' [[SarcasticDevotee Yeah]]. [[TrueCompanions Shall we hit the pub]]?
->-''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries'', "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS01E02PaymentInBlood Payment In Blood]]"
2nd Mar '15 9:30:26 PM JasonJD48
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'''''The Inspector Lynley Mysteries''''' was a {{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 {{BBC}} [[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.
17th Sep '14 4:44:19 AM Starkiller
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Lynley introduces himself to Roberta as "Thomas" in "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS00E01AGreatDeliverance]]", but in "[[Recap/InspectorLynleyS06E01Limbo Limbo]]", he tells Julia "It's Tommy. No-one calls me Thomas!"
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