Following the 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.
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.
With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her trusted right-hand man DS Joe Ashworth face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.
As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective navigating the world of Cold War espionage.
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
Just after Hathaway collects Lewis at the airport, they are nearly run over by a burgundy Jaguar very similar to the one that Morse used to drive, causing Lewis to think for a second that he is seeing a ghost. This is just one of the many references in this episode to Morse's influence on Lewis. See more »
Listen, You grab a table. I'll get them in.
Thanks, Sir. Mine is a pint.
Mine is a pint, sergeant. You are driving.
[Throws car keys at Hathaway who catches easily]
Orange juice or what?
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Very good detective series, not quite as good as Morse, but a worthy successor
I like Lewis, I don't think it is as quite as good as Morse, which I do think is one of the best crime dramas ever, but it is a worthy successor. The story lines aren't quite as complex as the ones in Morse, but are never obvious, and are in general well crafted. The scenery with Oxford is just breathtaking, the photography is excellent and the scripts are very good too. I also really like the performances, Kevin Whately is superb as Lewis, and you know what I really wanted to see the character back, so that he could develop more, it's just that it would have been very intriguing to see what life was like after Morse. Laurence Fox is excellent as Hathaway, and Rebecca Front and Clare Holman also impress. What I like most about Lewis, is that even though Morse is dead, Lewis never forgets him, and there are frequent clever references to Morse, therefore I am glad that Morse wasn't forgotten, I personally think that would've been a crime in itself, as he was such an iconic character. All in all, well worth watching. 9/10 Bethany Cox
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