Inspector Lewis: Season 1, Episode 2

Old School Ties (29 Jun. 2008)
"Lewis" Old School Ties (original title)

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A former criminal computer hacker turned best-selling celebrity and one of his student sponsors are murdered after being invited to lecture at Oxford.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Turnbull
Don Gallagher ...
Professor Weller
James Russell ...
Frances Albery ...
Jo Gilchrist
Emma Campbell-Webster ...
Caroline Morton (as Emma Campbell Webster)
Tom Harper ...
Stephen Gilchrist
Stuart Milligan ...
Sarah Quintrell ...
David Glover ...
Rev Kennedy
Hotel Cleaner (as Ksenia Lavrentieva)
Alex McSweeney ...


DI Lewis is less than pleased when he and DS Hathaway are assigned to protect Nicky Turnbull, a former criminal turned successful author. Turnbull had actually cheated two Oxford colleges in his computer scam and had received death threats. Turnbull is everything Lewis dislikes but he grits his teeth does the job. Turnbull is in Oxford to make a speech at the request of the Students Union but things take a serious turn when Jo Gilchrist, a student and a member of Turnbull's reception committee, is found strangled. Gilchrist wrote for a student newspaper and was about to expose a professor's exam scam. When Turnbull is shot in the courtyard of his hotel, Lewis realizes that the man's wife was his first girlfriend. He also learns that they were on the verge of getting a divorce. Written by garykmcd

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For the location filming at Latchmere Prison (where Dr Patterson works), the crew's Movement Order gave the instruction "No ladders to be left unattended please, they must be locked on the trucks when not in use (not a joke!)". See more »


[dying words, after he has been shot]
Nicky Turnbull: I'll make the front pages tomorrow, bonny lad.
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30 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this show. It Is rather plodding sometimes.However, it makes up for it in detail of the subject of the plot.I found this story quite interesting and enjoyable, with all the plot twists and guessing. All the actors are pleasing to the eye too. As for Laurence Fox, he seems to have some sort of problem with how he talks. After pondering on this, I think the problem is too many teeth packed into his mouth. If he were to remove the back tooth, last ones at the back of his mouth, upper and lower ones on each side, it would give his other teeth room to spread out, and the tightness would disappear. Then I am sure he would speak quite evenly and more under-standarbly.

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