The Missing Joseph
Once again Lynley's friends and family are involved in one of his cases. His friend Deborah St James (whose husband
is crippled) gets very close to a country clergyman she meets at the National Gallery. When he is found dead, supposedly poisoned
by accident, Deborah is anxious to get to the bottom of the death and calls in Lynley. It's a complex case, and in working
to solve it Lynley and Havers improve their relationship.
Water hemlock - don't eat it! But was it in the meal of Ms Spence (Pippa Hewood) and
the clergyman or was it murder, and did the murderer mean for one of the consumers to live? And what of teenage Maggie did
she want the clergyman to live? Throw in the dashing Jason Merrells as a local constable and you've got a nice little mystery
on your hands... Charlotte played Maggie - the poor little lamb. She's under alot of stress for all the episode and Charlotte
gives one of the best performances of the episode. You could believe that she might actually be a murderer which
is the kind of performance you need when everyone is a suspect.
A Cry for Justice
woman is found dead, and it looks as if she committed suicide. But Havers has doubts. The police investigation leads Lynley
to a private club, while Havers goes undercover. The true motive for the death affects Lynley deeply.
shall just admit to it. I did watch this programme, however everything about it has gone completely from my memory. Whether
it was that awful I blocked it out, or was too complex or ridiculous that I couldn't take it in I do not know. However Steven's
character dies anyway and I don't know who did it.
Well Schooled in murder
When a young 'scholarship boy' is found murdered in teh grounds of - school.
Linley and Havers are called into investigate, what with it being Lynley's 'type of school'. The boys seem to all be
oxbridge candidates all working to a hidden agenda involving bullying, drugs and homosexuality.
Samuel plays the adorable Brian Byrne - or is he as adorable as we think?
He's the 'best friend' of Chaz the head boy and is helping him through his exams. He gets quite a big role - one of three
main sixth formers features (the others being William Mannering as Clive Pritchard and Henry Cavill as Chaz Quilter) Shows
like this usually have a great cast and rubbish scripts, this one is no exception, however because the supporting cast are
so darn quality (John Sessions, Bill Nighy, Martin Jarvis) you forget it's utter drivel and enjoy it. Samuel's great. i reckon
if he came on screen and read out the phone book we'd still adore him!