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Mystery!; Inspector Lewis


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Inspector Lewis
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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A gripping detective drama featuring echoes of the past...

Inspector Robert Lewis, former sidekick to the legendary Inspector Endeavour Morse, has been on a lengthy assignment in the British Virgin Islands. Now he's back with the Thames Valley Police in the familiar territory of the English university city of Oxford -- five years after the death of his long-time police partner.

Lewis and the much younger Detective Sergeant James Hathaway investigate the death of an American college student, Regan Peverill. The trail leads to another student, Danny Griffon, a man with a family secret whose previous brush with the law was investigated by a certain Inspector Morse.

Meanwhile, Lewis new boss, Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent, has plans to move him off the front lines to a training assignment, which he is determined to resist.

Inspector Lewis also stars Clare Holman, reprising her role as pathologist Laura Hobson; Jemma Redgrave, Lizzie McInnerny, Michael Maloney and Jack Ellis. Morse creator Colin Dexter makes a Hitchcockian appearance as a college scout.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
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