Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Down Among the Fearful: Part 1 

A psychological researcher who moonlights as a clairvoyant psychic with grieving survivors is found murdered.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edwin Thomas ...
Reuben Beatty
Polly Beatty
Tallulah Fox ...
Fifi Fox ...
Justine Skinner
Vicki Walmsley
Marty Cruikshank ...
Woman Interviewee (as Marty Cruickshank)
Professor Andrew Crane
Carol Harvey ...
Frank McLean
Adam Wadsworth ...
Joshua Grace
Suzette Llewellyn ...
Susan Smith


After young psychic Randolph James is murdered he is exposed as a fraud,a psychology research fellow called Reuben Beatty,who leaves a young wife Polly and baby - as well as a healthier bank balance than expected. Reuben's colleague Vicki Walmsley tells Lewis Reuben pretended to be a psychic to gather research and their boss,Professor Andrew Clare,endorses this. However Vicki also says that Clare wanted Reuben to use a truth drug he was developing for a project involving the armed forces. Investigations lead to a bereaved couple,the Dhuttas,who believe in euthanasia and Justine Skinner,a psychic who visited Reuben and saw he was a fraud. She tells the police she senses danger,involving one Frank McLean,but he too turns out to be a psychic who exposed Reuben online. Then Vicki is killed. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

16 June 2013 (USA)  »

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16 : 9
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Both Part One and Two were edited together for a 92 minute video release. See more »


Vicki Walmsley: Do you believe in God? An afterlife?
DI Robert Lewis: No, but I don't believe in conning people either.
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16 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Locations, as ever, helped... but the rest was, for me, rather a damp squid. The plot was shallow and unbelievable. Hathaway seems to have turned into a dullard. The banter between him and Lewis was gone. The maverick - get the job done - approach was limited to JH turning up for work with a whiplash injury. The 2x 1 hour episodes, a week apart, is just silly. I recorded them and watched them back-to-back, so skipped the adverts, so that one may need a re-think. I will of course continue with the series - again recording and watching them together. But if this is typical of the whole series it is probably the right time to bow out. That said I am hoping this is just a blip and the next episode(s) will be back on track.

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