Sunday, March 30, 2008

Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The BBC have recently started to repeat the excellent Inspector Lynley Mysteries, penned by the fabulous Elizabeth George. You can read last year's interview published in The Writer Magazine, here:

I was very surprised when I first discovered that Ms. George is an American. I would have sworn that the author was very much a true Brit. What she does as it explains in the interview is to never write about a place she has not been to first. That's what sets this drama apart, the realism. She gets under the skin of each character and the settings are places she knows.

It's very helpful of course that the lead, Inspector Lynley, happens to be played by handsome actor, Nathaniel Parker.

Parker is very easy on the eye and I'm sure, like the romantic lead in a romance novel, women fall in love with him.

So, it's very strange that the BBC should stop making a successful series like this. Over the Easter holidays, I noticed that a lot of TV programmes shown on both terrestrial and Sky TV, were of a crime related nature. For example, Murder She Wrote, Midsomer Murders, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Damages and Bones, etc.

People will always enjoy a good murder mystery to scare the living daylights out of them!

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