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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Playing for the Ashes


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When an arson attack results in the death of star cricketer Kenneth Waring , DI Lynley and DS Havers are drafted in to investigate. They expose Waring's complex personal life, and Lynley is forced to break the rules to tease the killer out of hiding.


Writer: Kate Wood
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten
Director: Richard Spence
DI Thomas Lynley: Nathaniel Parker
DS Barbara Havers: Sharon Small
Helen Clyde: Lesley Vickerage
Miriam Whitelaw: Phyllis Logan
Olivia Whitelaw: Neve McIntosh
Jeannie Waring: Ruth Gemmell
Chris Faraday: Joe Duttine
Amanda: Daisy Beaumont
Gabriella Patten: Clare Swinburne
Kenneth Waring: Mark Brighton
Jimmy Waring: Curtis Flowers
Police inspector: Andrew Havill
Hugh Patten: Andrew Clover
Hadiyyah: Anjalee Patel

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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Playing for the Ashes

BBC One London, 15 June 2008 20.30

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