Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Magnum Opus: Part 2 

The team must uncover the guilty secret their victims share in order to learn the identity of not just the killer but the potential victim too.


Matthew Evans


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Chris Murray (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Syreeta Kumar Syreeta Kumar ... Annapurna Kinneson
Clare Holman ... Dr Laura Hobson
Kevin Whately ... DI Lewis
Laurence Fox ... DI James Hathaway
Honeysuckle Weeks ... Carina Beskin
Angela Griffin ... DS Lizzie Maddox
Steve Toussaint ... Ch. Supt. Moody
Jaygann Ayeh ... Nate Hedesan
Isabella Laughland ... Gina Doran
Bobby Lockwood ... Sam Langton
Daniel Flynn ... Jay Fennell
Wil Johnson ... Dax Kinneson
Stephen Boxer ... Wouter Eisler
Serena Evans ... Grace Beskin
Paul Greenwood Paul Greenwood ... Father Placid


As Jay Fennell becomes the third victim, with the same alchemic inscription beside his body Hathaway works out that the victims have all performed the same esoteric quasi-Christian ritual, which is supposed to bring forgiveness. However the key to the mystery is provided by a road death, ruled as accidental, from eight years earlier. At the same time Hathaway achieves a kind of closure with his father. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

27 October 2015 (UK) See more »

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ITV Studios, Masterpiece See more »
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Entertaining But Incredibly Far-Fetched
27 March 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The fundamental reason for the activities of the people involved is so beyond pure reason, it is almost laughable. Still, the writer puts together a tale of alchemy and the religious world, pulling in all elements. I can buy into the skills of detecting, but sometimes Lewis and Hathaway are able to move way beyond the normal realms of possibility. One big problem for me is the portrayal of the one who turns out to be the murderer. He/she is hard to accept when all is said and done. My concern is the incredible expertise and skill that was necessary. I have enjoyed this series, there apparently being only one episode left, but I may find myself on the side of those who say it needed to end. I watched "Endeavour" before the "Inspector Morse" series and am glad that the canon continued, even though we were dealing with a prequel.

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