Thirty-five years after she supposedly drowned herself, rock star Esme Ford returns to Oxford to secretly re-establish her band Midnight Addiction with former members Richie, Mack and Franco. The secrecy extends to the band's reaction when an orphaned teenage boy is killed outside Richie's house. Then ex-roadie Bone and Richie's daughter's music tutor, who used to write the band's sleeve-notes, are also murdered. Midnight Addiction may well once have been the real thing but several people are definitely not what they first seem to be.Written by
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Simon Callow (Vernon Oxe) and Joanna Lumley (Esme Ford) previously starred in James and the Giant Peach (1996) as Mr. Grasshopper and Aunt Spiker respectively. See more »
At about 1 hour 28 min, Richie Maguire and DI Robert Lewis are conversing next to a police "panda car". In the shots where the camera is facing Richie Maguire, the antenna is in the vertical position; when the camera is facing DI Robert Lewis, it's laid horizontally on the roof. This is also a factual error because that type of antenna is for window glass mounting only. It cannot operate through a metal car roof, as it is seen. See more »
Didn't they use this year old cliché of "victim saved by the last chase, corny music included" on the last episode, "The Point of Vanishing"? Are they going to inflict us any other form of brain damage, or is it going to be a "repeat" of old formulas already used in 50' lowbrow US films? 3 gays, 2 of which are mean and coward. Again, stereotypes, anyone :(? It's a mystery to me how Colin Dexter could have co written this. Morse is a work of genius. Lewis is a below average TV series.
At least there's no hint of Lewis' desire for young beautiful students nor DS Hathaway's gleeful acceptance of his Master. But once, "he's a genius" when he pulls of an interview so out of his normal self it seems... they needed to speed up this bad episode, in fear they may drone on with this awful series.
Enjoy... if you can :)!
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