Inspector Lewis: Season 6, Episode 2

Generation of Vipers (15 Jul. 2012)
"Lewis" Generation of Vipers (original title)

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When it becomes widely known that a best-selling feminist author/lecturer is found to have joined an Internet dating site, she apparently commits suicide.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Miranda Thornton
Royce Pierreson ...
Oliver Bowcock
Briony Keagan
Jack Holden ...
Ben Newbound
Josh O'Connor ...
Charlie Stephenson
David Connelly
Marcus Harding
Alexander Hanson ...
Francis Mitchell (as Alex Hanson)
Katie McGuinness ...
Samantha Earnshaw
Kemi-Bo Jacobs ...
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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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 »


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Top-notch episode
21 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While I like the Inspector Morse mysteries and expect to re-watch them, I prefer the Inspector Lewis series perhaps because Lewis is not as chronically melancholy or so blatantly intelligent. Lewis and Hathaway are a top-notch team and nicely complement one another. In this episode, a 39-year-old English literature professor is found dead – but was it suicide or was it murder? It appears to be suicide – the professor had just been humiliated when a video she had done for a lonely hearts web site was posted on a scurrilous website and circulated among her students. When there is a second murder, it seems certain that the professor was also murdered. For a woman who seemingly led a quiet life, there are suspects galore. Lewis and Hathaway sort it all out. This episode is an especially good one with good detection, a motive that made sense although still deplorable and an overall sadness that is epitomized by the quotation "Of all the sad words of tongue and pen are these – it might have been." It is also very refreshing that Lewis, after so many years as a cop has not become an incorrigible cynic and can become indignant over mean spiritedness.

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