When it becomes widely known that a best-selling feminist author and lecturer has joined an Internet dating site, she apparently commits suicide.



(inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Miranda Thornton
Royce Pierreson ...
Oliver Bowcock
Briony Keagan
Jack Holden ...
Ben Newbound
Charlie Stephenson
David Connelly
Marcus Harding
Alexander Hanson ...
Francis Mitchell (as Alex Hanson)
Samantha Earnshaw
WPC Julie Lockhart


When lonely feminist lecturer Miranda Thornton is found dead after a video she submitted to a dating agency is viciously made public on a scurrilous website,the first conclusion is suicide. But,with her answer phone removed and finger prints wiped,foul play is suspected. Miranda opposed property developer David Connelly buying land belonging to her college and had been visited,via the website by unhappily married journalist Francis Mitchell, though he states that Miranda was dead when he visited her. Embittered ex-student Sebastian Dromgoole admits to posting the video but Hathaway is guilt-ridden after Dromgoole's girlfriend,whom he had asked to find out more information,is killed. Having found themselves on the website Lewis and Hathaway find that,contrary to claims,their principal suspects have known each other for two decades. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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15 July 2012 (USA)  »

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Freddie Fox (Sebastian Dromgoole) is the real life first cousin of Laurence Fox (DS James Hathaway) as their fathers, Edward Fox and James Fox, are brothers. See more »


When Lewis is in the pub with Laura, and he brings their drinks to their table, his beer is flat. When he puts the beer down it has acquired a head. In all the shots of Lewis, with Laura's back to the camera, the beer has a head; in all the ones of Laura, with Lewis's back to the camera, it is flat. A moment later, as DI Peterson approaches the table, the beer is again flat. See more »


Francis Mitchell: Have you been using my computer, Helen?
Helen Mitchell: Have you been cheatin' on me, Francis?
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Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Absurd Earlier Reviewer Displays Ignorance or Worse
18 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

My views on the INSPECTOR LEWIS have settled into the "its pretensions are unequal to its delivery," "great cast often wasted" and "American-style formulaic and somewhat tired semi- cozy show" sort of response. It is usually a harmless experience, unless bard writing and smug cynicism start to bother the viewer.

However, the review of the rather crazed person who saw a fascist frame of mind in 2012 was disturbing, and even though an apt comment already has been posted by a reviewer, one more reaction may be worth recording. It is one thing for many viewers of this show to be satisfied at the pretty surface without noticing the many missed opportunities involved. It is quite another matter for someone to misread and misunderstand the plot, the theme, and the entire point of the episode, and to pompously prattle about it as if the person were protecting the free world.

Misuse of technology IS a problem that increasingly affects us all. The episode is an improvement over other episodes because it intelligently addresses it, refusing a black-and- white take and presenting a nuanced and complex assessment, while almost avoiding its usual lazy character-and-weepy-music approach to pressing its conclusions.

As for the lunacy of the other review, even the nonplussed need not accuse the person of misuse of technology in spouting it. Misuse of human intelligence is another matter.

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