Follows young Endeavour Morse in his early day as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would latterly refine.
Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.
It's little Aubrey's 8th birthday and she is going to the countryside to celebrate with her mother- only this year Aubrey has invited her imaginary friend LEWIS and when LEWIS comes to a party all hell breaks loose!
Anthony G. Sumner
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
DI Lewis returns to Oxford after several years absence and is reluctantly assigned by his new boss, DCS Innocent, to the murder of an Oxford mathematics student who was shot while participating in a sleep study. The key-code used to access the sleep lab was assigned to a fellow maths student, Daniel Griffin, but Daniel's math tutor has provided him with an alibi. Daniel is a maladjusted young man who will soon inherit his father's automotive empire. He is disruptive and has no respect for his uncle who now heads the company. The future of the company however rests on an impending deal with Japanese investors who insist that family unity is all important at this time. When two other murder occurs, Lewis must decipher a cryptic clue left in an old case file by his former boss, Chief Inspector Morse . Written by
In Russell Lewis's original storyline the pathologist was a new character called Dr. Woodley. As development on the episode progressed, Laura Hobson was brought back as the pathologist, due to the producers wanting to bring back a character from Inspector Morse (1987), but realizing that aside from Kevin Whately and Clare Holman, all the regular actors on that series had either died or retired from acting. See more »
[Dr Hobson sees Lewis wearing a very garish Caribbean shirt]
Dr. Laura Hobson:
Can you turn down the volume on that shirt?
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Simple message and short .... WE NEED MORE INSPECTOR LEWIS.
It's totally in the Morse tradition and rocks.
Can we lobby for this to become reality??? I was expecting some sad spin off, but found the plot to be totally compelling in the best tradition of Morse. The 'hollowed out' character of Lewis, trying to come to terms with his life and the tragedy of his family, set against the 'moving on' of the police world that he knew in Oxford, made compelling viewing.
Morse, reaching out from the dead to help Lewis solve the case in this pilot can really be only carried off the one time, but it made for a great introduction to the independent character of Lewis, who has to make sense of Morse's cryptic accidental clues.
The TV critics in the press the following day obviously didn't give a damn, but I feel that there could be a very good series here.
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