History Trivia / InspectorLynley

14th May '16 11:56:06 AM nombretomado
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* RealitySubtext: Interestingly, Parker's and Small's real-life backgrounds mirror those of their characters. Parker is the son of a {{knight|Fever}} (and former British Rail chairman), and, like Lynley, was educated at public schools ([[SeparatedByACommonLanguage private, for you Leftpondians]]). Small, on the other hand, is the daughter of a working-class single mother, grew up in the Glasgow tenements and attended the local [[TheGoodOldBritishComp comprehensive school]]. Parker says that when Small came to visit him at the beginning of their time working together, she took one look at his house and immediately turned into Havers! (By the time Sharon finished drama school in 1989, Parker had already had his big break in ''Pieces of Cake''.)

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* RealitySubtext: Interestingly, Parker's and Small's real-life backgrounds mirror those of their characters. Parker is the son of a {{knight|Fever}} UsefulNotes/{{knight|Fever}} (and former British Rail chairman), and, like Lynley, was educated at public schools ([[SeparatedByACommonLanguage private, for you Leftpondians]]). Small, on the other hand, is the daughter of a working-class single mother, grew up in the Glasgow tenements and attended the local [[TheGoodOldBritishComp comprehensive school]]. Parker says that when Small came to visit him at the beginning of their time working together, she took one look at his house and immediately turned into Havers! (By the time Sharon finished drama school in 1989, Parker had already had his big break in ''Pieces of Cake''.)
5th May '16 8:39:34 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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*Irony: one of Nathaniel Parker's earliest TV roles was in the first season of ''Poirot'' (the ep is ''The King of Clubs'', if you want a look) [[spoiler: He's the killer.]]
30th Apr '16 3:04:50 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.


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* 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.


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%% * ScrewedByTheNetwork: In this case, the network was the BBC.
30th Apr '16 3:02:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Denmark Loves Inpector Lynley]]: Like most British detective drama, this show is incredibly popular in Denmark. This is unsurprising, as British series have always been popular in Denmark and vice versa (for instance, ''[[Series/{{Forbrydelsen}} The Killing]]'' and ''Borgen'').

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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Denmark Loves Inpector Lynley]]: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Like most British detective drama, this show is incredibly popular in Denmark. This is unsurprising, as British series have always been popular in Denmark and vice versa (for instance, ''[[Series/{{Forbrydelsen}} The Killing]]'' and ''Borgen'').
30th Mar '16 3:12:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Phyllis Logan, Henry Cavill, and Creator/JennyAgutter.
24th Aug '14 4:12:30 PM TVRulezAgain
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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Creator/NathanielParker has [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lynley/parker.html outright said]] that he sees SharonSmall as his little sister. Which did not, in fact, stop him from [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] [[FanPreferredCouple Lynley/Havers]] like it was going out of style - or trying to kiss her (as Lynley kissing Havers)!

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: Creator/NathanielParker has [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lynley/parker.html outright said]] that he sees SharonSmall Creator/SharonSmall as his little sister. Which did not, in fact, stop him from [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] [[FanPreferredCouple Lynley/Havers]] like it was going out of style - or trying to kiss her (as Lynley kissing Havers)!



* StarMakingRole: For SharonSmall, who proved herself a viable leading lady with this series.

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* StarMakingRole: For SharonSmall, Creator/SharonSmall, who proved herself a viable leading lady with this series.
24th Aug '14 3:47:50 PM TVRulezAgain
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* LikeBrotherAndSister: NathanielParker has [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lynley/parker.html outright said]] that he sees SharonSmall as his little sister. Which did not, in fact, stop him from [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] [[FanPreferredCouple Lynley/Havers]] like it was going out of style - or trying to kiss her (as Lynley kissing Havers)!

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* LikeBrotherAndSister: NathanielParker Creator/NathanielParker has [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lynley/parker.html outright said]] that he sees SharonSmall as his little sister. Which did not, in fact, stop him from [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] [[FanPreferredCouple Lynley/Havers]] like it was going out of style - or trying to kiss her (as Lynley kissing Havers)!



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NathanielParker said that he would have ended the series with Lynley and Havers [[ShipperOnDeck holding hands and walking into the sunset]]. Cue 90% of fans wishing passionately that Parker had been in charge of the show.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: NathanielParker Creator/NathanielParker said that he would have ended the series with Lynley and Havers [[ShipperOnDeck holding hands and walking into the sunset]]. Cue 90% of fans wishing passionately that Parker had been in charge of the show.
13th Sep '13 10:33:31 PM RoseAndHeather
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Phyllis Logan, and Creator/JennyAgutter.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Phyllis Logan, Henry Cavill, and Creator/JennyAgutter.
3rd Jun '13 8:11:59 PM RoseAndHeather
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Phyllis Logan, and Jenny Agutter.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Phyllis Logan, and Jenny Agutter.Creator/JennyAgutter.
14th May '13 1:56:01 PM RoseAndHeather
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Phyllis Logan, and Jenny Agutter.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Guest stars include Idris Elba, Bill Nighy, James [=McAvoy=], Richard Armitage, Neve [=McIntosh=], Jemma Redgrave, Caroline Hayes, Gabrielle Drake, Samantha Bond, Barbara Flynn, Phyllis Logan, and Jenny Agutter.
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