Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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The Dead of Winter 

Murders occur in Crevecoeur Hall, a lavish Oxford estate where Hathaway's father was in service and he spent his boyhood.


Bill Anderson


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Russell Lewis (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Johnson ... Augustus Mortmaigne
Nathaniel Parker ... Philip Coleman
Jonty Stephens Jonty Stephens ... Ralph Grahame
Georgia Groome ... Briony Grahame
Pip Carter Pip Carter ... Paul Hopkiss
Jonathan Bailey ... Titus Mortmaigne
Alex Knight Alex Knight ... Bus Driver
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... DC Hooper
Camilla Arfwedson ... Scarlett Mortmaigne
Guy Henry ... Professor Pelham
Juliet Aubrey ... Selina Mortmaigne
Rebecca Front ... Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent


Dr Stephen Black is found murdered on a tour bus visiting Crevecoeur Hall, where Hathaway's father was once estate manager so the sergeant knows the family. The murder weapon,a candlestick,is found in the family chapel and the priest once knew the victim,who was seen in the grounds a week earlier by Hopkiss the butler and Lord Mortmaigne's nephew Philip. Then the current estate manager dies,an apparent suicide,and Black seems to have known his wife Linda,who left him six years earlier. Whilst Lewis fears Hathaway's friendship with the family -especially daughter Scarlett,making a wealthy marriage to save family fortunes - makes him partial and gives him leave Black's colleague Frances Woodville tells Lewis that Black was after alleged buried treasure,dating from the Civil War, at Crevecoeur Hall. No treasure is unearthed but dark family secrets are,relating to the actual fate of Linda and the reason for Black's death. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

5 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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ITV Studios,WGBH See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poem recited by Hathaway to Scarlett Mortmaigne is no. XL from "A Shropshire Lad" by A.E. Housman. It is also used in the season 7 episode "Down Among The Fearful" for the scattering of the cremation ashes. See more »


The same green, navy and burgundy knitted tie makes at least four appearances throughout the series. Worn by at Laurence Fox, Alan Davies, Christopher Bowen and David Calder. There is no reason in the story line given, clearly someone in the costume department thought it deserved screen time. See more »


DS James Hathaway: [Meeting by chance in bookstore] I'm not following you... honestly.
Scarlett Mortmaigne: You don't have to deny it quite so vehemently.
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References Brideshead Revisited (1981) See more »


Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Hathaway's Loneliness
12 February 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Sergeant Hathaway is a complex figure. He is so intellectually astute in so many disciplines. He is sensitive and aware. But he must play second fiddle to Lewis and cotton to his needs. Here a love from the past appears and Hathaway tries to rekindle things. But she has secrets and is also engaged and Hathaway is a man of honor. But Scarlett keeps putting the moves on, pulling him back in. She is rich and her nuptials are based on marrying a guy who fits her socioeconomic situation. He can't understand this and Scarlett can't see anything else. But there is blackness below the surface and it will be revealed. So many players carry secrets and the "mere" policeman that Hathaway is could only ever be a plaything.

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