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Mystery!; Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series I, The: A Great Deliverance

Inspector Lynley A Great Deliverence, Episode 1

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Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Series I, The: A Great Deliverance
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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This two-parter introduces a new detective duo: Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker, "Far From the Madding Crowd") and Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small), from the best-selling mysteries by Elizabeth George. He is suave, sophisticated and the eighth Earl of Asherton. She is rumpled, resentful and working class - and holds a very low opinion of the highborn. Theirs is a marriage made not in heaven, but in headquarters, prompting tensions that often get in their way as they tackle a baffling decapitation on a wind-swept Yorkshire farm. 2208-2209 "A Great Deliverance" -- Lynley and Havers are sent to the village ofKeldale, North Yorkshire, where a murder has stunned the tranquil countryside. Farmer William Tey has been found decapitated after a frenzied attack. As Lynley and Havers explore Keldale's dark labryinth of scandal and crime, they discover a shattering series of revelations that reverberate through this English valley -- and their own lives as well.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
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