Inspector Lynley Mysteries Previous Broadcasts

In The Blink of An Eye (Episode #120H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 29, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Lynley and Havers investigate the death of paparazzo photographer Peter Rooker, who was found beaten and shot in Soho, London. They discover that he had an appointment the following day with national tabloid editor, Melissa Booth, who tells them not only that he was an old flame but also that he used to be a war photographer, but changed after he went to Bosnia. Was Melissa's husband jealous, or is the key Rookers guardianship of a young Bosnian woman called Nina, who brandishes a gun at DC Nkata and who works at Number 19, the Soho club run by ex-paratrooper Michael Wren where Rooker was seen shortly before he died. The mystery leads them all the way to a massacre in Bosnia in 1995, and brings tragedy for Lynley when Helen gets involved in the investigation.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 30, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

Chinese Walls (Episode #119H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Lynley and Havers are catapulted into the bizarre world of internet vice when they investigate the mysterious and brutal death of Emily Proctor, a young female barrister. As they peel back the layers of her life, they discover that she left her job at Tony Wainwright's Chambers four months ago and has been working for her elder sister Lisa's online entertainment porn channel. Further enquiries lead them to investigate one of the punters, Robert Tanner, who had contacted and threatened her, claims of child abuse in the Proctor household, and the death of Wainwright's former fiance. While Lynley comes up against his Nemesis - a tough barrister and the victim's lover, Havers is visited by her mentor, retired detective Robert Mills, whom she hasn't seen for 15 years. She confides in him about the case, but soon realises that his involvement is not all it seems. Meanwhile, Lynley rekindles his relationship with Helen. and Havers also finds romance - with DC Nkata.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

One Guilty Deed (Episode #118H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 15, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Lynley is reinstated. Lynley, Havers and colleague Detective Constable Winston Nkata have been trying to catch crime boss Michael Shand, but their star witness Roger Pollard is found shot dead on the tidal flats of the Essex marshes. They go to investigate and Havers discovers that he was found on the grounds of the holiday camp that she used to visit on family holidays as a child. They investigate why the witness (who was supposed to be under protection) was in an area where he was well known. This was practically suicide as it would be easy for Shand to find him. Havers rediscovers Nicky Warren, a girl whom she remembers from her hoildays. When Nicky tells her about an unsolved murder of a young child 20 years ago, Havers becomes convinced that investigating the child murder will lead her to the answers she needs to solve the current murder mystery.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 16, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

Natural Causes (Episode #117H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 8, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Since Lynley's arrest and suspension for threatening a suspect, Havers has been without a partner. She begins a new case in Kent alongside the heavily pregnant, no-nonsense Detective Inspector Fiona Knight. Together, they are investigating the murder of Edie Covington, whose body has been discovered in a local lake. Knight is convinced that either the woman's husband or boyfriend killed her and Havers agrees. Back in London, Lynley attends a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he can return to work. Havers is worried about him (he hasn't been returning her calls), so following the hearing she persuades him to visit the scene of the murder to lend a hand with the investigation. But, as the case unfolds with the discovery of another body and a kidnap, will Lynley's unofficial involvement in the case jeopardise his efforts to be reinstated?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 -- 4:00 AM

The Word of God (Episode #116Z)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 -- 10:00 PM

Lynley and Havers are called to Smithfields Market, where the body of a man has been found frozen inside a meat truck. The victim is carrying a forged British passport and a parchment covered in Arabic script. The conclusion is that he was an illegal immigrant, but was it an accidental death? The page turns out to be part of an immensely valuable ancient golden Koran, more than enough motive for murder. The victim had also had one of his kidneys removed, and would have been gravely ill as the remaining one was badly diseased. Lynley is showing signs of strain. Predatory lawyer Christine Marshall is pressuring him to start an affair, while Helen has written to him wanting a divorce. It leads him to be far less patient and tactful than usual with DI Brennan of the Immigration Department, who also has an official interest in the case. Through him, the detectives trace the passport forger, and an expert at the British Museum gives a lead to a dealer in ancient Muslim manuscripts. But as the case progresses and he discovers that the victim's wife Narima is pregnant, Lynley has to ask himself how much he is willing to risk in order to solve the case.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 2, 2019 -- 4:00 AM
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