The Inspector Lynley series is based on the novels of Elizabeth George and aired from March 2001 until June 2007. The series follows the cases of Inspector Thomas Lynley, eighth Earl of Asherton (Nathaniel Parker) and his working class partner, Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small). Richard appears in the first episode of series 4, ‘In Divine Proportion’ which aired on British television on March 17, 2005. In it he plays Philip Turner who is suspected of the murder at the heart of this episode.
Nathaniel Parker- Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley
Sharon Small – Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers
Richard Armitage – Philip Turner
Jimmy Yuill – PC Pat Garratt
Burn Gorman – Billy Verger