Lewis investigates the murder of student Richard Scott. He was killed just before premiering The Merchant of Venice. During the investigation Lewis gets personally involved.

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Jo Herbert ...
Sally
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Phil Beaumont
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Simon Monkford
Shaughan Seymour ...
Graham Wilkinson
Aled Pedrick ...
Duffy
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Emma Golding
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Richard Scott
Abby Ford ...
Isabel Dawson
Tariq Jordan ...
Barham Rezvani
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Alison
Maureen Beattie ...
Professor Denise Gregson
Geoff Breton ...
Joe Myers
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Christine Harper
Nicholas Pritchard ...
Professor James Alderson
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Storyline

Richard Scott, a talented but drug-taking, light-fingered actor, is stabbed during an alfresco student production of 'The Merchant of Venice'. The following night a cocky media graduate, known for her unkind reviews of student plays, is strangled. The play's ambitious director's "brilliant" thesis was actually written by her drop-out ex-boyfriend, and Scott knew this as he stole their computer. Plainly, so does the murderer. James Hathaway pursues a petty con man, and discovers that this is the man who killed Val Lewis in a hit-and-run. Should he tell Robbie and give him closure at last? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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29 March 2009 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Nicholas Pritchard has also appeared in Inspector Morse as well as this spin off. See more »

Goofs

When Hathaway investigates Monkford's past, and calls the police in Toronto, he later recalls the conversation to Lewis referring to the Toronto police as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP does not have jurisdiction in Toronto regarding criminal matters - only on matters related to personal security for Heads of State. Hathaway should have referred to the Toronto Police Service which serves Toronto and the surrounding communities. See more »

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Mrs Scott: Why do people die before their time! It's not right!
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Inspector Lewis Main Theme
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Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Excellent Character Driven Mystery Drama
12 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All of the Inspector Lewis mysteries are beautifully produced, well acted, and respectful of the intelligence of the viewer. This episode delves once again into the back structure of Oxford, with numerous and varied views of the institution and its participants. The story this time revolves around the participants in a theatrical group and their associates. There is the requisite quantity of suspects, motives, and opportunities to keep things interesting. There is also the continued development of the relationship between Lewis and Hathaway. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox are great in their portrayals in this episode, as in the entire series. One can only hope that another series of "Inspector Lewis" is forthcoming. I, for one, am anxious to enjoy many more of these intelligent and well executed presentations.


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