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Masterpiece Mystery: Lewis Series Taking Us Thru Fall

abstract:As the longest-running primetime drama on American television, Masterpiece is committed to bringing viewers the best in literature-based drama, mysteries filled with eclectic characters, and groundbreaking contemporary works. Next up is seven 90-minute mysteries starting August 30th and running through to October 18, 2009. Don't miss Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox who return as Detective Inspector Lewis and Detective Sergeant Hathaway in all seven NEW episodes. Like Sherlock and Watson, it's all about the detective relationship as the duo face an intriguing list of crimes in the picturesque village of Cambridge. Author Colin Dexter is the original creator of the Louis Series, which were taken from his Inspector Morse novels. Fourteen novels inspired the adaptation into 32 films spanning 5 years. Masterpiece is excited to continue in the tradition. The setting is not surprising as Dexter studied Classics at Cambridge and the sprinkling of clues using Latin and Greek draw on his experience as an A-level examiner in English, Latin and Greek for the Oxford Board. For all you crossword freaks, he was also a national crossword champion. For dates and episode summaries...


September 01, 2009

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Current Lewis Series Info

August 30, 2009 at 9pm
And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea
Faced with stolen rare books and two murders, Lewis and Hathaway connect the crimes to a gambling support group and two painters. But can they stop a killer in time?

September 6, 2009 at 9pm
Music to Die For
The world of no-rules boxing and Cold War intrigue surround the death of a prominent Oxford figure. Consequences from the investigation hit Lewis close to home.

September 13, 2009 at 9pm
Life Born of Fire
A serial killer is targeting a religious group. As Lewis investigates, he is surprised to find Hathaway's personal connections to the group.

September 20, 2009 at 9pm
The Great and the Good
The prime suspect in the assault of a teenage girl has a seemingly watertight alibi from three pillars of the Oxford community.

October 4, 2009 at 9pm
Allegory of Love
Literary whimsy becomes murderous reality with the death of a Czech barmaid and two puzzling clues at the crime scene: a bloodstained note and a broken antique mirror.

October 11, 2009 at 9pm
The Quality of Mercy
A student Shakespeare production is disrupted by a deadly drama when a cast member is killed. Apart from the jealous ensemble cast who can't even muster fake tears over the loss, there is an audience of suspects to consider.

October 18, 2009 at 9pm
The Point of Vanishing
The murder of a small-time criminal leads Lewis and Hathaway to a prominent Oxford celebrity atheist who years earlier had been the intended target of a botched murder attempt. Could these isolated incidents be connected?

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