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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Series 6 Episode Descriptions

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Natural Causes

Airs September 9, 2007

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 investigate the murder of Edie Covington, whose body has been discovered in a local lake.

Back in London, Lynley attends a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he can return to work. Following the hearing, Lynley begins to help Havers and Knight with their investigations. But, as the case unfolds with the discovery of another body and a kidnapping, will Lynley's unofficial involvement jeopardize his efforts to be reinstated?

Guest stars include Liza Tarbuck as DI Fiona Knight, Shaun Parkes as DC Winston Nkata, Adrian Rawlins as Tim Sumner and Saskia Reeves as Eileen Humbolt.

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One Guilty Deed

Airs September 16, 2007

Lynley, Havers and DC Winston Nkata are close to bringing down organized crime boss Michael Shand. But then their informant Roger Pollard is shot dead. His body is found on the tidal flats of the Essex marshes, Haver's childhood holiday retreat, and it looks like a contract killing -- a single bullet to the forehead.

However, they soon discover there's more to the shooting than meets the eye. Why was Pollard on the south coast when he was supposed to be under police protection in Manchester? And what leads can Carly Baker, who works on a local caravan site, provide?

Guest stars include Tom Georgeson as Michael Shand, Esther Hall as Carly Baker and Jodi Albert as Sally.

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Chinese Walls

Airs October 7, 2007

Lynley and Havers are catapulted into the bizarre world of internet vice when they investigate the mysterious and brutal death of Emily Proctor, an aspiring barrister. Proctor is found axed to death in Hyde Park.

Lynley and Havers' investigation draws them to the chambers of human rights lawyer Tony Wainwright and his clerk Hester Reed. Wainwright's passionate temper and a concealed affair with the victim seem to mark him as the main suspect, but when Emily's double life is exposed, Lynley and Havers enter a world of internet porn and a family haunted by secrets.

Lynley, meanwhile, rekindles his relationship with his estranged wife, Helen.

Guest stars include Samuel West as Tony Wainwright, Lindsey Coulson as Hester Reed, Joe Armstrong as Darren, and Catherine Russell as Helen.

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In the Blink of an Eye

Airs October 14, 2007

Lynley and Havers investigate the death of a former war photographer, now paparazzi Peter Rooker, who is found beaten and shot in Soho, London. The mystery leads them from tabloid newspaper mogul Eddie Price and editor Melissa Booth to a 1995 massacre executed by the Serbian militia in Bosnia.

When Lynley asks his wife Helen to assist him with unlocking the psychological history behind the killing, he sets in motion a tragic trail of events.

Guest stars include Danny Webb as Eddie and Indira Varma as Melissa.

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