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.


Brian Kelly


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Simon Block (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edwin Thomas ... Reuben Beatty
Catherine Steadman ... Polly Beatty
Tallulah Fox Tallulah Fox ... Sarah Beatty
Fifi Fox Fifi Fox ... Sarah Beatty
Beatie Edney ... Justine Skinner
Tuppence Middleton ... Vicki Walmsley
Marty Cruikshank Marty Cruikshank ... Woman Interviewee (as Marty Cruickshank)
Neil Stuke ... Professor Andrew Crane
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Carol Harvey Carol Harvey ... Mandy
Dominic Mafham ... Frank McLean
Adam Wadsworth ... Joshua Grace
Suzette Llewellyn Suzette Llewellyn ... Susan Smith
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson


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


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Release Date:

16 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


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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Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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16 January 2013 | by Dippy_GirlSee 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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