Murder extends its reach even beyond the medieval walls of Oxford in the all-new season five of Inspector Lewis. In four new cases, Lewis (Kevin Whately) bumps up against the usual institutional imperiousness of academics, but still manages to untangle lies with his combination of instinct and experience. Hathaway (Laurence Fox), his wit as sharp as his reason, handles suspects and classical allusions with the same deft intellect. Each lonely in his own way, the partners face procedural and existential questions and adjust to the presence of a new DI — and potential rival for Hobson's affections — Peterson. James Fleet (Little Dorrit), Celia Imrie (Cranford) and Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre) co-star.
Episodes of Inspector Lewis: Series V
July 8, 2012 at 9pm
The Soul of Genius
When the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is found, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest to uncover the truth. James Fleet (Little Dorrit) and Celia Imrie (Cranford) guest star.
July 15, 2012 at 9pm
Generation of Vipers
Suspicions abound as Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a lovelorn Oxford professor. Was her death caused by an embarrassing Internet leak, or something much more sinister? Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre) guest stars.
July 22, 2012 at 9pm
Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a darker side of Oxford while investigating the murder of a suburban babysitter. Will the babysitter's secret life help the detectives unravel a tangled web of lies and deceit to find their killer?
July 29, 2012 at 9pm
The Indelible Stain
A controversial American academic is found strangled after a guest lecture at Oxford, leading Lewis and Hathaway to narrow down a list of motives that includes politics, ambition and vengeance, in order to find their culprit. David Soul (Starsky & Hutch) and David Calder (Bramwell) co-star.