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.
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.
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
It was intended that Chief Supt Strange played by James Grout would appear, either as the superintendent or at least in a transitional scene in a nursing home after his retirement, but Grout was too ill to work so the character of Strange was written out and Supt Innocent was created instead. 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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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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