The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Over the years there’s been a fair few films and TV shows that have been filmed in and around Felixstowe. Hopefully I’ll catalogue them all here and share with you pictures and episode information. First up is an episode of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. S05E02 – One Guilty Deed which aired on BBC1 on 27th July 2006

Locations shots show Mannings Amusements, Sea Road, Sands Bar, Manor Terrace, Suffolk Sands caravan park and the now demolished Manor Club. With Nathaniel Parker as Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sharon Small as Sergeant Barbara Havers ran for 6 series after a successful pilot and consisted of 24 episodes. This episode is set on a holiday camp somewhere on the east coast. 

Episode synopsis

Roger Pollard was a member of a London criminal gang run by Michael Shand. When Pollard is found on a beach shot through the head, Lynley and Havers assume Shand is responsible. They are surprised however to learn that Pollard had grown up locally, making him an easy target for anyone trying to learn his whereabouts. Havers is in her element as she used to go to a holiday camp in the area as a child. She becomes convinced that the death of a young boy from the holiday camp, Martin McRae, some twenty years before is the key to solving the crime.


Actor Character
David Hepple Roger Pollard
Gabrielle Palmer Tess Pollard
Sharon Small Sergeant Barbara Havers
Nathaniel Parker Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley
Shaun Parkes DC Winston Nkata
Ian Burfield DS Hansford
Trevor Byfield Frankie Baker (as Zig Byfield)
Esther Hall Carly Baker
Paul Hickey Lafferty
Diana Payan Maureen
Stuart Laing Daniel Gill
Jodi Albert Sally
Deborah Sheridan-Taylor Erika Pollard
Abby Rakic-Platt Nicky Warren
Michele Moran Receptionist

If you have any memories of this episode being filmed then please get in touch.