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This BBC series is based on the crime thrillers of Elizabeth George, an American writer who sets most of her crime work in England.
The central characters of the show are Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small). The two are from opposite ends of the social spectrum: Lynley is an earl, though he keeps quiet about it, while Havers is almost aggressively working class. While that causes friction and misunderstandings between them, it also means they see things differently and complement one another in their police work.