The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
In March 2005, Richard Armitage appeared in an episode of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries called In Divine Proportion.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries is a BBC detective series based on the characters created by novelist Elizabeth George. Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small), are based at Scotland Yard in London, but frequently travel to other parts of the country to solve murders. Lynley is actually Lord Thomas Lynley, Earl of Asherton, while Havers comes from much humbler stock.
Richard Armitage plays upper-class Philip Turner in the first episode of the fourth series. It was his first TV appearance after North and South.
At the end of the previous series, DS Havers had been shot during a murder investigation. She returns to work to help solve the murder of Samantha Walthew, who, with her husband, owned the manor house in a Suffolk village. The house was the ancestral home of Philip Turner's family but he was forced to sell it to meet his gambling debts.
Turner soon comes under suspicion when Lynley and Havers find out he has lied about the fact that he was having an affair with Samantha, and that he had slept with her the night she was killed. But gradually, long-buried village secrets start to emerge, adding other people to the list of suspects.
BBC Inspector Lynley Mysteries website
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