Inspector Lewis: Season 2, Episode 1

And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (24 Feb. 2008)
"Lewis" And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (original title)

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The murders of a maintenance worker at the Bodleian Library and a popular Art student seem to be linked.

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Darren Clarke ...
Chapman
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Sandra Walters
Sam Alexander ...
Eric Jameson
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Nell Buckley
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Philip Horton
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Dr. Stringer
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James Weaver ...
Baxter
Felix Scott ...
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At first the murders of Reg Chapman, a handy man at the Bodleian Library and gambling addict, and Nell Buckley, a popular Art student, seem unrelated. However, it transpires that Chapmen stole parchment from the library upon which Nell and another student persuaded Philip, a brilliant, autistic young painter, to innocently forge letters by the poet Shelley for the international collectors' market. When both victims, for different reasons, threatened to expose the mastermind behind the scam, they were killed. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The title is a quote from a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love's Philosophy: The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In another's being mingle-- Why not I with thine? See, the mountains kiss high heaven, And the waves clasp one another; No sister flower could be forgiven If it disdained its brother; And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea;-- What are all these kissings worth, If thou kiss not me? See more »

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Hathaway states that Shelley was thrown out of Oxford for having an affair with a married woman. He was in fact sent down from University College for refusing to retract his publication the "Necessity of Atheism". See more »

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[Nell Buckley is a student who makes money from gullible tourists whom she takes on walking tours of Oxford which she livens up with preposterous, invented "facts"]
Nell Buckley: Now we're going to go down to the crocodile-infested river.
American Tourist: Suppose I say to you I don't believe a word of any of this stuff?
Philip Horton: But there are photographs of the crocodile.
Nell Buckley: And I would say to you, Sir: do you believe that all men and women are created equally with certain inalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of ...
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End-credits statement: "The verified carbon footprint of Lewis is 830 tonnes" See more »

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Spoofs Horse Feathers (1932) See more »

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Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Lewis and Hathaway make a good team
17 July 2010 | by (Tyler, Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

The "Inspector Lewis" series is an excellent "spin off" of the Inspector Morse episode. Based upon the characters created by Colin Dexter, the producers of this series, taking up after the inimitable Morse died, literarily and literally, this is a welcomed "next step" in British police procedural filmed mysteries (no one does it better).

The Morse episodes were always filled with a certain amount of class, certainly of the intellectual variety, and the Lewis series keeps the same motif. In "And the Moonbeams Kissed the Sea," the mystery (murder) involves, once again, the Oxford University academics, this time concerning some long lost letters by the Romantic Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley ("and the other members of the band" as Hathaway quips). What better (more academic) setting could one ask for than Oxford U, with scenes from the Bodelian Library. The plot line is complicated, but not impossible, and viewers are quickly caught up in the story. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox are excellent as the detectives from the Thames Valley Police in the entire series and cameo performances by some of the top British actors (who seem to vie for a role!)add to the excitement, the entertainment, and the overall excellence. The periodic quips (comic relief) are well paced and well done. "Lewis" continues to work hard to stay up with the Morse episodes and so far, they get an A for their work.


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