Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Six couples gather at Chaucer College for a competitive weekend 5000 pound trivia contest but several of the participants are summarily murdered.

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Ethan Croft
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Jean Croft
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Robyn Strong
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Eve Rigby
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Lester Garvey
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Diane Baxter
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Six couples arrive at out-of-term Chaucer College for a quiz weekend with a five thousand pound prize. One of the contestants, womanizing know-all Ethan Croft, is murdered. Another, Robyn Strong, an old flame of Ethan's, is disappointed that he failed to recognize her. Ethan was a brilliant linguist but was sacked from the college years earlier after an affair with a student who is now married to another quizzer. Meanwhile, Eve, Robyn's quiz partner, is the next victim, after she has been heard arguing with Ethan. Passion, however, is not the motive, the killer being one whose guilty secret was exposed by Ethan's language skills over a past business transaction - with at least two suspects in the frame. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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19 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The part of Alfie Wilkinson, one half of the student trivia team, was played by Lawrence Fox's younger brother, Jack Fox. See more »

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DI Robert Lewis: What do you think about quizzes?
DS James Hathaway: Terminally pointless. Right up there with slugs and black pudding.
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Inspector Lewis Main Theme
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Performed by Barrington Pheloung
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Oxford: The Most Dangerous University in the World
12 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Add a couple corpses to the famous campus. In this one a group of bright people, mostly associated in some way with the College, have entered a competition, a quiz contest. A curly haired moderator has promised a 5000 pound prize to the winner. I am quite good at trivia and quizzes, but the questions are about as obtuse as any I've ever encountered. The odd mixture of people seem to know the answers. One in particular knows everything. He doesn't even seem to be trying. Well, it isn't long before he is found dead, but the show goes on. We have a classic whodunnit, with a bevy of suspects confined to a relatively small space. It isn't long before a second one of theirs is strangled. This is a decent episode because we get to knew each participant pretty well. The first victim seemed to have a serious connection to the remaining cast and it is Lewis and Hathaway's jobs to unravel their duplicity. There is also a subplot that relates to Hathaway's classic guitar being stolen from his car. And, the Inspector starts a little romantic encounter with the medical examiner.


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