Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
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 DI Robert Lewis / ... (42 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Dr. Laura Hobson / ... (42 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent / ... (36 episodes, 2006-2014)
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Inspector Robert Lewis steps out of the shadow of his mentor, the inimitable Inspector Morse, in this highly-acclaimed series of intricate mysteries. Together with his brooding, inscrutable partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, they take on the elite criminal underworld of Oxford, England, relying on Lewis' instinct and Hathaway's intellect to see past appearances and into the hearts of their upper-crust foes. Written by Bai

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The stories for Series 7-9 are each shown as two 45-min parts on consecutive weeks in the UK. This is in contrast to Series 1-6 stories, which are shown as single 90-min episodes. Therefore, Series 7-9 are filmed in blocks of two 45-min episodes. See more »

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Lewis steps out of Morse's shadow.
28 February 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Lewis hits the spot for me. Great location shots of Oxford, typically unbelievably complicated plots where the destination seems less important than journey, and Kevin Whately's now rather world-weary Inspector Lewis trawling his way through police procedure to arrive at the right solution.

I like Laurence Fox as Lewis' laconic and slightly acerbic assistant Hathaway. This is a working partnership not one of close camaraderie - and that works for me. At least in series one, the writers have refrained from throwing random romance in the way of Lewis - other series go a bit too far with distracting love interests - and this means our heroes can concentrate all their energies on cerebral outcomes rather than physical ones.

All in all, a very competent and enjoyable series. 9/10


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