Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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DI Robert Lewis teams up with DS James Hathaway to look into the murder of an Oxford mathematics student.

Director:

Bill Anderson

Writers:

Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Russell Lewis (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Cox ... Danny Griffon
Sophie Winkleman ... Regan Peverill
Colin Starkey Colin Starkey ... Bernard Beech
Jack Ellis ... Rex Griffon
Jemma Redgrave ... Trudi Griffon
Dennis Matsuki Dennis Matsuki ... Mr. Tanigaki
Flora Spencer-Longhurst ... Jessica Pollock
Danny Webb ... Tom Pollock
Laurence Fox ... DS Hathaway
Kevin Whately ... DI Lewis
Rosalyn Wright ... Air Stewardess
Alex Knight Alex Knight ... DI Knox
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Lizzy McInnerny ... Kate Jekyll
Rebecca Front ... Ch. Supt. Innocent
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Storyline

DI Lewis returns to Oxford after several years absence and is reluctantly assigned by his new boss, DCS Innocent, to the murder of an Oxford mathematics student who was shot while participating in a sleep study. The key-code used to access the sleep lab was assigned to a fellow maths student, Daniel Griffin, but Daniel's math tutor has provided him with an alibi. Daniel is a maladjusted young man who will soon inherit his father's automotive empire. He is disruptive and has no respect for his uncle who now heads the company. The future of the company however rests on an impending deal with Japanese investors who insist that family unity is all important at this time. When two other murders occur, Lewis must decipher a cryptic clue left in an old case file by his former boss, Chief Inspector Morse. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inspector Lewis See more »

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Stereo | Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Cleverly loaded with Hamlet and King Lear references, regarding character names, plot lines and incidences and dialogue references. See more »

Goofs

At the reception for the Japanese delegation, Rex toasts the memory of his brother Johnny who was killed in a car crash two years previously. Later on, Lewis discovers that Morse had investigated Danny Griffon for vandalism to Rex's car after Johnny's accident FIVE years ago. See more »

Quotes

[Dr Hobson sees Lewis wearing a very garish Caribbean shirt]
Dr. Laura Hobson: Can you turn down the volume on that shirt?
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Connections

Featured in Lewis... Behind the Scenes (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Formed a Band
By Christopher W H Ward, Friederike Siepe, Michael Breyer, Eddie Argos, and Ian Stuart Wilson
Performance by Art Brut
Reverb Music/Fierce Panda
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A worthy successor to Morse
13 February 2008 | by janwells1See all my reviews

This is the answer to a Morse fan's prayer - a brilliantly directed and witty pilot that resurrects the feel of the Morse series. Lewis' sidekick (Lawrence Fox as DS Hathaway) provides the enigmatic human element that Morse used to supply yet there is never any doubt that Lewis is the key sleuth now. Brief shades of Morse pop up in the story to amuse the fans and the overall plot maintains the 'brand' of cryptic clues. Shakespeare aficionados will quickly pick up the Hamlet allusions, but they will not necessarily help in sussing the killer. "Lewis" is a first class production that promises much for the fans of classic British murder mysteries.


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