Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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The lead singer of a 60s rock band who is believed to have committed suicide 35 years earlier suddenly materializes and wants to reorganize the group.


Bill Anderson


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Nick Dear (story) | 1 more credit »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kaluuya ... Declan
Paul Panting ... Craig Bell
Tom Kane ... Lucas (as Thomas Kane)
Perdita Weeks ... Kitten
Nick Malinowski ... Reverend Armstrong
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
David Hayman ... Richie Maguire
Trevor Byfield Trevor Byfield ... Bone (as Zig Byfield)
Joanna Lumley ... Esmé Ford
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Jessica Manley Jessica Manley ... Jo
Renee Montemayor Renee Montemayor ... Jacinta
Anthony Higgins ... Franco
Philip Correia ... Concierge
Simon Callow ... Vernon Oxe


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 don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

29 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ITV Productions, WGBH See more »
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Technical Specs


| (video) | (11 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent: So what are you actually going to do, Lewis, now?
DI Robert Lewis: Now, ma'am? I'm going o think.
Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent: You're going to think?
DI Robert Lewis: Yeah, ma'am. As a means of solving a crime it can prove useful.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


When I Get My Business Fixed
Composed by Barrington Pheloung and Bernie Holland
Performed by Maggie Bell
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Deadpan as usual, but it could have been worse.
25 May 2009 | by stuka24See all my reviews

Too many murders, not enough brains.

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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