Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Fearful Symmetry 

After a pretty graduate student moonlighting as a baby sitter is found bound on a bed and smothered, it is found that she posed for provocative bondage photos.


Nicholas Renton


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Hardingham ... Jessica Lake
Georgia Taylor ... Honey Addams
Ciarán McMenamin ... Nick Addams
Lucy Cohu ... Marion Hammond
Gregor Truter ... Dr. Joshua Ezrin
Con O'Neill ... Dr. Bob Massey
Katrine De Candole ... Davina Garland
Gary Kemp ... Tom Garland
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Kevin Whately ... DI Lewis
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Leila Mimmack ... Yasmin Randall
Pierro Niel-Mee Pierro Niel-Mee ... Gideon Massey
Merveille Lukeba ... Kyle Hutchinson
Bronson Webb ... Silas Whittaker


Nick and Honey Addams return home to find their baby-sitter, Jess Lake, murdered. She was tied to a bed and indeed often posed for bondage and fetish shots for photographer Marion Hammond. She also worked in a university lab with her boyfriend Gideon's father Dr. Massey, who is divorced from his unfeeling wife Stanza. Honey admits that Nick does not have an alibi but he seems to have no link to the next victim, Jess's house mate Silas, whose corpse is also arranged in the style of one of Marion's photos. Lewis finds himself tracking a killer who is a seemingly respectable citizen but who has a split personality rendering them an obsessive. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

22 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


On the walls of Silas' room are various fictional comic-book posters and covers - including the cover for 'Black Storm' used in the Hustle (2004) episode Hustle: Missions (2005) See more »


We see a chess game against the computer (a online person). The woman (playing as black) makes a move and the PC says, "... pawn to E5" from the 7th row." This should be, "... pawn to D5." The 4th column on a chessboard is the D-column. See more »


Marion Hammond: [Looking admiringly at a provocative photo of Bess] Beautiful body!
[to Lewis]
Marion Hammond: I suppose 'body' means something entire;y different to you. What's that like being surrounded by dead people all the time?
DI Robert Lewis: [Laconically] It's a living.
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Traditional English nursery rhyme
Sung by Hathaway to Josh little Addams.
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A Bit Too Weird
22 March 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

One must be presented with a set of motivations to make a story work. In this one we are pushed from bizarre figure to bizarre figure. To start with, we meet the victim, tied up in ropes and strangled in the house of a couple for whom she was babysitting. Soon a bevy of weird people come on the scene. A wife and husband who try something that nearly destroys them. A young man who seeks to solve the girl's death. Another man and his slinky fashion model wife. A mother who suffered from post-partum depression. And then a crazy, but extremely talented artist. It's a good idea, but too many suspects and too many eccentrics and a conclusion that made me say, "What?"

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