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Series 4

Inspector Lynley and DC Havers

Look back at the episodes of series 4.

In Divine Proportion, by Julian Simpson

Thursday 17 March 2005, 8pm, BBC One

It's Havers' first day back at work after being shot. She and the team are assigned to a case in rural Suffolk, where a young woman has been murdered with a shot gun. Lynley is worried of the effect the case will have on Havers. When a photo of the murdered woman arguing with a man is sent to the local police station and a mysterious word is painted on the wall of the crime scene it seems that someone connected with the case is trying to send them clues. The clues lead them to uncover a secret that the village had kept hidden for years. In a final confrontation Havers has to face her fears of being back in the line of fire.

Guest stars include Richard Armitage as Philip Turner.

In The Guise of Death, by Simon Block

Thursday 24 March 2005, 8pm, BBC One

Havers is spending her compensation money learning Akido at a retreat in Cornwall. Lynley is also in Cornwall visiting his mother, when a horse trainer who lives on a neighbouring estate is found hanged in his stable. The victim's money worries points to a verdict of suicide but when Lynley discovers a connection to a local smuggling racket he becomes suspicious. Another lead takes them into the local horse world where they come into contact with the local aristocracy. Lynley is forced to think about where his future lies - with the police or running his family estate? The killer may be closer to home than they imagined.

Guest stars include Gabrielle Drake as Lady Asherton, Adrian Bower as Tremayne, Doug Allen as Laclan and Stella Gonet as Lady Sarah Keach.

The Seed Of Cunning, by Mark Greig

Thursday 31 March 2005, 8pm, BBC One

Back in London, Lynley and Havers investigate the murder of a doorkeeper at the House of Lords. It looks as if the murder may be connected to his gambling debts but when a Clerk at the House is also murdered, events seem to point to a wider conspiracy involving stolen documents. Havers traces the missing documents - a test report on a missile system. But they soon realise that they themselves are being followed. The question is - who would benefit from the suppression of the test report. And is that who is having Lynley and Havers followed? Will they be able to get to the killer before someone else gets to him?

Guest stars include Roger Allam as Fanshaw, Claudie Blakley as Leatitia Gane, Tony Haygarth as Bob Tamworth, Clive Merrison as Geoffrey Crammond, and Matilda Ziegler as Christine Marshall.

The Word Of God, by Peter Jukes

Thursday 7 April 2005, 8pm, BBC One

Lynley and Havers are called to Smithfield's market where the body of a man has been found frozen on a meat truck. The victim is carrying a British passport and a page of vellum with golden Arabic script. The passport turns out to be a forgery and it appears that the victim was an illegal immigrant - was it an accidental death or did he fall foul of the traffickers who brought him into the country? The case takes another turn when the page turns out to be part of an immensely valuable ancient golden Koran, more than enough motive for murder. As the case progresses Lynley locks horns with DI Brennan of the immigration department. Lynley has to ask himself how much he is willing to risk in order to solve the case.

Guest stars include Matilda Ziegler as Christine Marshall and Mark Benton as Blackwell.

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Inspector Lynley (Nathaniel Parker)

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