Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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One for Sorrow: Part 2 

Lewis' team must delve into the worlds of social media, drugs, taxidermy, alternative art and the homeless East European community.


Nicholas Laughland (as Nick Laughland)


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Helen Jenkins (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Finn Cole ... Ollie Tedman
Ralf Little ... Sean Wilkinson
Nicholas Jones ... Philip Hathaway
Laurence Fox ... DI James Hathaway
Andreea Paduraru ... Jenny March
Sally Scott ... Nell Hathaway
Helen Schlesinger Helen Schlesinger ... Vivienne Tedman
Emma Cunniffe ... Bryony Willet
Doreen Mantle ... Joan
Steve Pemberton ... Ian Tedman
Naomi Scott ... Sahira Desai
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Jasper Hammond
Shanaya Rafaat ... Talika Desai
Kevin Whately ... DI Lewis
Steve Toussaint ... Ch. Supt. Joe Moody


Hathaway discovers that Talika's whole installation was based around the murder of Indrek whilst Bryony Willet, who runs the hostel where Indrek stayed, is charged with drug-dealing, along with Ollie Tedman but then Bryony is poisoned, non-fatally, in the same way as Talika. Taxidermist Jasper Hammond, over whose shop Talika organized her installation, clears up the mystery of the missing necklace but a sinister experiment by one of the suspects exposes the double murderer and ultimately Hathaway reconnects with his father on a fishing trip. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

13 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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ITV Studios,Masterpiece See more »
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Clare Holman (Dr Laura Hobson) is named in the opening titles for this episode but does not appear in the episode and is not named in the closing titles. See more »

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One For Sorrow: The second half
1 July 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Hearing about 'Lewis' for the first time when it first started, there was a big touch of excitement seeing as 'Inspector Morse' was and still is one of my favourites but also a little intrepidation, wondering whether the series would be as good. The good news is, like the prequel series 'Endeavour', 'Lewis' is every bit as good as 'Inspector Morse' and stands very well on its own two feet as a detective mystery and show in general.

'Lewis' was a show that started off promisingly with the pilot and the first season, while getting even better with a more settled Season 2 where the show hit its stride. Season 3 was more of a mixed bag (not a bad season at all, but started a little disappointingly, though better than reputed, with one of the show's generally lesser episodes "Allegory of Love"). Season 4 generally was one of the better seasons of 'Lewis', with all the episodes very good to great, and Season 5 was solid with the only disappointment being "The Mind Has Mountains".

Season 6 started off very well with "The Soul of Genius", while "Generation of Vipers" was even better. Unfortunately, "Fearful Symmetry" was very disappointing and has always been one of my least favourite 'Lewis' episodes. On the other side of the coin, fortunately the season gets back on track with a great finale and its best episode "The Indelible Stain".

The show's seventh season suffered from the rather bizarre decision to split its three episodes into two halves, meaning having to wait until the next week until the conclusion. In all three of the Season 7 episodes, this has proved to be rather awkward and in "Down Among the Fearful" and "The Ramblin' Boy" ran the risk of forgetting what happened previously and being even more confused by events and who the characters were. "Intelligent Design" however was much better and easily the best of that season.

"Entry Wounds" was decent if unexceptional, with things getting better with "The Lions of Nemea" (although that didn't wow me either). "Beyond Good and Evil" is generally the best episode of Season 8.

"One For Sorrow's" second half proved to be promising, and while a long way from the best 'Lewis' episode it's a quite decent start to the ninth and final season. Still think that splitting the episode into half when aired was not a good idea, especially with the story being as twisty and sometimes convoluted like it was in "One For Sorrow".

Really don't care for the character of Maddox still, she is bland and doesn't gel and Angela Griffin's acting doesn't make me feel any different. Parts are a little hastily paced, even in the first half there is a lot going on and one doesn't yet get to know the characters and feels like the story should have had more time to breathe. The final solution felt a little too rushed and over-complicated.

As always however the acting is solid, on the other hand, with Kevin Whately very good and Laurence Fox a breath of fresh air. Their chemistry is wholly convincing, always a huge part of the show's charm, with a strong contrast between Lewis being the world weary one with the hunches and Hathaway being the more logical and witty. Really like the chemistry between Lewis and Hobson (Clare Holman doesn't disappoint) too, and that Hobson's character has expanded for the better overtime in the show.

Moody seems to be settling in well and one doesn't miss Innocent too much. The support acting is good from particularly Nicholas Jones and the late Tim Piggott-Smith.

Production values are of very high quality. It's beautifully shot as always, and Oxford not only looks exquisite but is like a supporting character in itself. Barrington Pheloung returns as composer, and does a first-rate job. The theme tune, while not as iconic or quite as clever as Morse's, is very pleasant to listen to, the episode is charmingly and hauntingly scored and the use of pre-existing music is very well-incorporated.

Some of the writing is thoughtful and fun and the story is mostly compelling and suitably twisty with Hathaway's subplot intriguing and touchingly done and things tied up neatly.

Overall, decent if unexceptional. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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