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Season 24, Episode 5 Inspector Lynley: Playing for the Ashes

First Aired: September 5, 2004

In the first of four Inspector Lynley mysteries, Lynley and Havers (Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small) search for the killer of a cricket star who was found asphyxiated in the country home of his patron (Phyllis Logan), a philanthropist whose medical charities sometimes run afoul of his animal-rights-activist daughter (Neve McIntosh). Lynley and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Lady Helen Clyde (Leslie Vickerage), a profiler, disagree about who might have done it.

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  • Premiered: February 5, 1980
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Whodunits, courtroom dramas and suspense tales make up this often brilliant anthology. It features adaptations of tales by myriad classic mystery writers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to Dick Francis and John Mortimer, with such notable figu… (more)

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