Inspector Lewis (2006)
"Lewis" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  30 July 2006 (USA)
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DI Robert Lewis teams up with DS James Hathaway to look into the murder of an Oxford mathematics student.



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Regan Peverill
Colin Starkey ...
Bernard Beech
Jack Ellis ...
Rex Griffon
Trudi Griffon
Dennis Matsuki ...
Mr. Tanigaki
Jessica Pollock
Tom Pollock
Air Stewardess
Alex Knight ...
DI Knox
Lizzy McInnerny ...
Kate Jekyll


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 garykmcd

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Originally created as a separate stand-alone Pilot, this episode "Reputation" may not always be included in Series 1 showings. See more »


DS Hathaway: Has Oxford changed much since you've been away?
DI Lewis: No. It changed before I went.
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Followed by Inspector Lewis (2007) See more »


Formed a Band
By Christopher W H Ward, Friederike Siepe, Michael Breyer, Eddie Argos, and Ian Stuart Wilson
Performance by Art Brut
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Nice go at a spin off from Morse.
29 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nice go at a spin off from Morse. I felt this show was well thought out and avoided being to stuck in its obvious heritage. We had some nice touches that related to the current story that gave us a hint of what was and we were left with a positive feeling of what could be.

Lewis's new partner had various traits Morse possessed and this created a nice dynamic between them, however the new partner had his own back story that could lead to interesting quirks should another episode be made.

I enjoyed the show, well cast, plotted and very well shot.

Not Columbo though : )

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