In spite of Chief Superintendent Innocent's orders to the contrary, DI Lewis continues to investigate the supposed suicide of housewife Rachel Mallory. Regardless of the replacement coroner's findings, Lewis simply cannot find a single reason why the attractive woman would take her own life. She was married to a successful optometrist, Hugh Mallory, had two lovely children and a good circle of friends. As Lewis and Hathaway dig deeper into the case they obtain two important pieces of information. The first is that Hugh and Rachel weren't married but actually part of a wife swap that occurred some years before with Hugh's business partner. The second comes from a eccentric Oxford professor who promises the police an important piece of information in return for a favor. Written by
Laurence Fox and James Wilby were also in Gosford Park together. See more »
[shaking Lewis and Hathaway's hands]
Malcolm Croft, Headmaster. Now, look, the first thing I want you to be absolutely clear about is that here at Parktown, we are a very broad church.
DI Robert Lewis:
Glad to hear it.
We have 14 Muslims in the school and 32 children of mixed parentage. I do feel it's important to foreground this.
DI Robert Lewis:
You should be entirely confident of the pastoral care your child will receive here.
DS James Hathaway:
[to Lewis, taking his hand]
Darling, I think you should explain.
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I just watched this episode last night, and found it to be the best of the three so far. I found the plot very complicated, so I had to keep concentrating on the screen and not let my mind wander: this is something I expect a good mystery drama to do with me. I found myself having to think through each character very carefully to come up with whodunit, but the one I thought most likely wasn't, so it satisfied me there as well by tricking my own deductions as well. That and the fact that after the show, which I had be watching in bed, I had a very stiff neck; a sign that I was taut all through the show as it kept me on edge. My parents phoned me after wards and both said that they really enjoyed it as well. So that is the opinion of three people!
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