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Lewis and Hathaway

DS Hathaway and DI Lewis

The sequel to Inspector Morse. Lewis sees Morse's old DS promoted to DI with a Sergeant of his own, DS Hathaway. Set in Oxford like the series before it.

Main StoryEdit

Robbie Lewis returns to Oxford five years after the death of his wife Val. He rejoins the Oxford police force, and is assigned Sergeant Hathaway after the Pilot 'Reputation'.

Laura Hobson also joins the cast again. She was the last pathologist in Inspector Morse, except this time there appears to be an attraction between Lewis and her.

Under the watchful eye of Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent, Lewis and Hathaway investigate all sorts of violent and strange murders around Oxford, including a suiside in a church, basic shootings, and serial killers.

Characters and CastEdit

The cast have also been joined by actors like Bradley James (known for his role as Arthur in Merlin) and Thomas Sangster (From Love Actually, Phineas and Ferb and Nowhere Boy), plus a good deal more.

EpisodesEdit

Pilot - 2006Edit

Episode

Original Air Date Viewing Figures
Reputation 29 January 2006 11.31 million
DI Lewis returns to Oxford after several years' absence and is reluctantly assigned by his new boss, DCS Innocent, to the murder of an Oxford mathematics student who was shot while participating in a sleep study. The key-code used to access the sleep lab was assigned to a fellow maths student, Daniel Griffin, but Daniel's maths tutor has provided him with an alibi. Daniel is a maladjusted young man who will soon inherit his father's automotive empire. He is disruptive and has no respect for his uncle who now heads the company. The future of the company however rests on an impending deal with Japanese investors who insist that family unity is all important at this time. When two other murders occur, Lewis must decipher a cryptic clue left in an old case file by his former boss, Chief Inspector Morse.


Series 1 - 2007Edit

Episode Original Air Date Viewing Figures
Whom the Gods Would Destroy 18 February 2007 8.11 million

DI Lewis and DS Hathaway investigate the murder of Dean Greely. As the investigation continues, they discover that Greely and three other men had formed a club during their Oxford student days, the Sons of the Twice Born. Today, the men have little contact with one another and initially deny that their club existed. When a second member of the foursome is murdered, it becomes apparent the they have a secret, one from 30 years ago and that someone is out for revenge.

Old School Ties 25 February 2007 7.81 million
DI Lewis and DS Hathaway investigate the murder of Dean Greely. As the investigation continues, they discover that Greely and three other men had formed a club during their Oxford student days, the Sons of the Twice Born. Today, the men have little contact with one another and initially deny that their club existed. When a second member of the foursome is murdered, it becomes apparent the they have a secret, one from 30 years ago and that someone is out for revenge.
Expiation 4 March 2007 8.85 million
Lewis and Hathaway investigate a murder in Summertown when an Oxford housewife is found hanged in her home. The detectives unearth a far darker murder case than the initial suicide verdict suggests.


Series 2 - 2008Edit

Episode Original Air Date Viewing Figures
And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea 24 February 2008 8.9 million

The murders of Reg Chapman, a maintenance worker at the Bodleian Library and gambling addict, and Nell Buckley, a popular Art student, seem unrelated. Police learn that Chapman stole historic books from the library so that Nell and another student could have Philip, a brilliant, autistic young painter, use blank pages to innocently forge letters by the poet Shelley for the international collectors' market. When both victims, for different reasons, threatened to expose the mastermind behind the scam, they were killed.

Music to Die For 2 March 2008 8.50 million
Whilst investigating the murder of R.G. Cole, an elder gay lecturer who was strangled at a friend's house, Lewis finds links to bare-knuckle fighting, Wagnerian opera, East Berlin, the Stasi and his old mentor Morse.
Life Born of Fire 9 March 2008 8.19 million
waving the revolver at Reverend Francis King, who is found tortuously murdered by a hot poker thrust into his head the next day. The link between both is The Garden, a pious society offering 'Christian answers to youngsters' contemporary questions'; its emblem a Phoenix, to which both Will's suicide note 'On the road from Gethsemane to Calvary, I lost my way.' and a message on King's door 'Life born of fire' refer.
Lewis's partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, was a friend and fellow classmate of Will's at both school and Cambridge. Will's brutally gay-bashing father Henry McEwan apparently repudiates Will upon discovering of his son's homosexuality after his death. Will's mother believed he was going steady with a nice girl. Lewis keeps searching through these circles, discovering more secrets and deceit. More blood is to be spilled, and the meaning of names proves crucial.
The Great and the Good 16 March 2008 8.7 million
waving the revolver at Reverend Francis King, who is found tortuously murdered by a hot poker thrust into his head the next day. The link between both is The Garden, a pious society offering 'Christian answers to youngsters' contemporary questions'; its emblem a Phoenix, to which both Will's suicide note 'On the road from Gethsemane to Calvary, I lost my way.' and a message on King's door 'Life born of fire' refer.
Lewis's partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, was a friend and fellow classmate of Will's at both school and Cambridge. Will's brutally gay-bashing father Henry McEwan apparently repudiates Will upon discovering of his son's homosexuality after his death. Will's mother believed he was going steady with a nice girl. Lewis keeps searching through these circles, discovering more secrets and deceit. More blood is to be spilled, and the meaning of names proves crucial.



Series 3 - 2009Edit

Episode Original Air Date Viewing Figures
Allegory of Love 22 March 2009 7.54 million

Lewis and Hathaway discover that the bizarre murder of a Czech barmaid with an antique Persian mirror parallels a similar killing found in a newly published fantasy novel, by the young Oxford author Dorian Crane. The life of another young woman is threatened, leading Lewis to suspect that the murdered girl was a victim of mistaken identity.

The Quality of Mercy 29 March 2009 7.19 million
A preview performance of a student production of The Merchant of Venice is cut short when the actor playing Shylock is stabbed to death with a prop knife. Lewis and Hathaway are working their way through a lengthy list of suspects when a second actor is killed. Meanwhile, Hathaway makes a shocking discovery.
The Point of Vanishing 5 April 2009 6.83 million
Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a man found beaten and drowned in his bath. The deceased is identified as a religious fanatic who once attempted to murder a celebrated atheist, Tom Rattenbury, instead crippling Rattenbury's daughter. Investigations reveal that the deceased is another man entirely, the two having chosen to swap identities.
Counter Culture Blues 12 April 2009 6.61 million

Lewis, called out to deal with a noise complaint, is shocked to meet a rock singer, the lead singer of Midnight Addiction, Esme Ford, whom he had once admired, and who was believed to have drowned. The body of a teenage boy, who has been repeatedly run over by a vehicle, points to a connection with members of the band.


Series 4 - 2010Edit

Episode Original Air Date Viewing Figures
The Dead of Winter 2 May 2010 8.7 million

With Hathaway still reeling from a particularly horrific investigation, the team investigates a murder discovered on a tour bus where none of the passengers can remember the victim. The investigation leads Lewis and Hathaway to the estate, Crevecoeur Hall, the ancestral home of the wealthy Mortmaignes where Hathaway grew up, and the detectives are soon investigating a second murder. A curious fact about this episode is this: that many of the possible suspects are named reminiscent of certain colours, viz Scarlett Mortmaigne (Miss Scarlet), Professor Pelham (Plum), Father Jasper (Rev Green), Colonel Coleman (Mustard), as well as the deceased Dr Black.

Dark Matter 9 May 2010 8.23 million

Lewis and Hathaway investigate the killing in suspicious circumstances of Professor Andrew Crompton, amateur astronomer and Master of Gresham College. Crompton was found dead at the university observatory after making a strange confession to a priest. His widow supected that he had been having an affair, but Lewis and Hathaway discover that the dead man had a curious obsession.

Your Sudden Death Question 16 May 2010 7.29 million

Chaucer College plays host to a quiz weekend over the Bank Holiday. The body of a primary school teacher is found floating in a fountain during a quiz weekend at Chaucer College. Suspicion falls on two competitors with whom the dead man had been flirting. Lewis and Hathaway have another case to solve when two of the competitors are murdered within twenty-four hours.

Falling Darkness 30 May 2010 7.10 million

Stem cell researcher Ligeia Willard is murdered with a stake through her heart on Hallowe'en; Dr Laura Hobson reveals that the victim was a university friend of hers. More murders occur connected to Laura's past, and Lewis wonders whether the pathologist is holding something back. A medium, who claims to have foreseen the death, conducts a séance, but Lewis and Hathaway rely on more conventional methods to solve the murder.



Series 5 - 2011Edit

Episode Original Air Date Viewing Figures
Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things 3 April 2011 7.10 million

A reunion at an all-female college ends in a murder. Professor Diana Ellerby is leaving Oxford's last surviving all-women's college and during a reunion with old students, Poppy Toynton is murdered. Lewis and Hathaway's investigation leads them to a connected 10 year old attack on the sister of one of the other old students in which she was attacked during a party at the college and left in a coma.
That case has haunted Lewis and, during the investigation, he reaches out to his former DS, Ali McLennan for assistance. As the current murder investigation continues secrets, blackmail and more bodies are uncovered.

Wild Justice 10 April 2011 6.48 million

A bishop visiting St Gerard's College is found dead after drinking poisoned wine; Lewis and Hathaway suspect that she has been killed because of her progressive views. When another two killings occur, both mirroring macabre murders from a Jacobean revenge tragedy, it appears the murderer is targeting candidates for the post of vice-regent of the college. However, after learning that one of the suspects harbors a dark secret, Lewis and Hathaway realise the motive is much more twisted and that the murderer is avenging perceived slights from over twenty years before.

The Mind Has Mountains 17 April 2011 6.78 million

A student dies during a residential clinical trial for a new anti-depressant. An investigation by Lewis and Hathaway is hampered by the college's professor of psychiatry, but the pair eventually establish that the trialists are acting under the malign influence of the drug.

The Gift of Promise 24 April 2011 6.33 million

A student dies during a residential clinical trial for a new anti-depressant. An investigation by Lewis and Hathaway is hampered by the college's professor of psychiatry, but the pair eventually establish that the trialists are acting under the malign influence of the drug.


Series 6 - 2012Edit

There is a confirmed Series 6 for airing in Britain in Spring 2012.

TriviaEdit

  • Oxford has in fact got the lowest Crime rates in the UK, with only four reported murders over the past fifteen years.
  • Morse was originally part of the Themes Valley police, however in Lewis it has been changed to Oxfordshire Police Force (a fictionional name) because the producers were not allowed to use the (real) name, due to either the new Chief Constable or office security reasons due to the war in Iraq.
  • Lewis' wife and two children have never actually appeared in an episode of Lewis or Inspector Morse, although he has talked to his daughter on the phone. His wife did appear in an episode of Morse called Greeks Bearing Gifts where she and Lewis are seen in a Greek restraunt.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0874608/trivia





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