Inspector Lewis

Inspector Lewis

The Pilot and Complete 1st and 2nd Series

DVD - 2009
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Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England in the series pilot, where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway and is trying to prove himself to his dubious new boss while rebuilding his life after the hit-and-run death of his wife.


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May 22, 2020

Such a great series! Love the cast. Hathaway is an excellent addition and of course Kevin Whately is superb.

Nov 04, 2019

Entertaining and enjoyable.

Jul 29, 2019

Looked forward to and then disappointed. Just moves too slowly and seems predictable.

hope_is_important Apr 12, 2018

One of my all time favourite shows. I got into 'Lewis' before 'Inspector Morse', and, apart from a few general references to Morse in the pilot film, this series stands well enough on its own.

Kevin Whately's Inspector Lewis is instantly relatable as he sees past the snobbishness of the Oxford elites. In this series, as well as previously in 'Inspector Morse', I've always felt that Lewis, the everyman, was us, as the audience.

Laurence Fox as Sergeant Hathaway, Lewis's assistant, is a real stand out character here. Hathaway's Oxford education really comes in handy throughout the course of the series. He is a deep, insightful, and sensitive character; truly one of the best detective characters I have ever seen in a detective drama.

If you want an intelligent detective drama with relatable three dimensional characters and stunning cinema quality cinematography, then look no further than 'Inspector Lewis'. This is truly a stand out series that always deserves more recognition.

I also heartily recommend 'Endeavour' if you want more like this.

Feb 10, 2018

Hoacornell. Please note the series is set in Oxford/Cambridge, not London. You're seeing a higher education center that's been around since the 10th (or earlier) century. Amazing.
Love this series. Most plots twist and turn admirably. Reliable performances as we expect from PBS series. I have a secret crush on Hathaway. Interesting note, in the "Endeavour" series about the young Morse, Hathaway's father, Phillip, is encountered in a an installment. Clever, these writers.

Jan 04, 2018

Inspector Lewis is a fabulous series from public television. This British series is both amazing and suspenseful. We watched it and felt we were seeing parts of Oxford/Cambridge (corrected 2/12/18) that we would have never have had a chance to see. There is so much history when you see a series like Inspector Lewis. As a detective, he ranks at the top with us!

Dec 08, 2017

Funny that I got into this entire series more than Inspector Morse because it was more recent & Inspector Lewis had fewer quirks & more the everyman than Morse.

Oct 18, 2017

A valiant attempt to fill Morse's shoes. It's OK, but not great.

Nov 26, 2016

These episodes are good. Unfortunately some library's users were CARELESS in HANDLING these DVDs making a few deep scratches. It seems hard objects (steel knives?) were the DVD-killers' weapon. Could Inspector Lewis solve this crime and bring the guilty party (or parties) to justice?

Jul 07, 2016

stick with it. or, skip over the first season entirely. TRUST me, second season is leaps better. and the following seasons as well...

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