Review: Lewis (S9 E5/6), Tuesday 3rd November, ITV

As we watch this episode, it’s been announced that this is to be the final case for Lewis, as season nine will be the last (see the news story elsewhere on this site). Will it be as traumatic as the final Inspector Morse, or will Robbie be allowed to slip into comfortable retirement with the fragrant…

Review: Lewis (S9 E3/6), Tuesday 20th October, ITV

Hathaway’s search for some kind of personal redemption comes to a head in this two-parter; his father’s health is deteriorating, it’s time to clean out the house, and his waspish sister is on hand to remind him that he was never there when the old man needed him.

Review: Lewis (S9 E2/6), Tuesday 13th October, ITV

Two-parter One For Sorrow concludes with this episode, with the murders of artist/psychologist Talika Desai and an Estonian drifter being been linked by a video. But who actually did the killings Topically, this episode kicks off with a rugby match; sneaky Ollie is trying to pass off his facial injuries as sporting trophies. Could he be…

Review: Lewis (S9 E1/6), Tuesday 6th October, ITV

The transition from Inspector Morse to plain Lewis (why not Inspector Lewis ?) was a fairly smooth one; Lewis in his elevated post continued to be the practical, solid one, unimpressed by authority; new boy Hathaway took on the role of the intellectual with a free pass to the establishment. But since this looks like it…

Trailer: Lewis, ITV

It’s going to be a busy October on ITV. With Midwinter Of The Spirit continuing and Unforgotten about to start, they’re joined in the schedule by doughty stalwart and Morse spin-off Lewis, which is back for a ninth series. In this preview clip, we’ll see Lewis, Hathaway and Maddox faced with a seemingly impossible task…

ITV renews Lewis and Prey for new seasons

ITV has been bashing out the crime dramas like no one’s business during the past few years. With Vera currently airing, and the recent successes of Broadchurch and Code Of A Killer, as well as Safe House starting tomorrow night, the production line continues with the announcement that two crime dramas have been recommissioned, both…

Review: Lewis (S8 E6/6), Friday 14th November, ITV

As DC Maddox (Angela Griffin) lies in hospital, hovering between life and death after having been skewered in the head with a roof slater’s hammer, all Lewis (Kevin Whateley) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) seem to be able to do is squabble. Lewis, now retired but called back into action as a consultant by Chief Supt Innocent…

Review: Lewis (S8 E5/6), Friday 7th November, ITV

The creative minds working on Lewis seems to have been trawling through more TV box sets because somehow the final two-parter of this series has morphed into a more genteel version of Fox’s US crime drama The Following. OK, instead of Kevin Bacon’s washed-up, dry-drunk, ex-FBI agent we have nice retired DI Lewis (Kevin Whateley), and…

Review: Lewis (S8 E4/6), Friday 31st October, ITV

The government’s public sector cuts may be eating into staffing and efficiency of real-life cops and serious investigations may be more perfunctory than they once were, but at least murderers on the loose aren’t usually so cocky as to up their score while the police are actually pursuing them. Because if I lived in Lewis’s Oxford,…

Review: Lewis (S8, E3/6), Friday 24th October, ITV

Robbie Lewis (Kevin Whately) seems to be enjoying his hobby-bobbying stint; could it have anything to do with the increasing number of female police officers he finds himself working with these days? All right, perhaps his former boss Det Supt Innocent (Rebecca Front) is a bit too confrontational. When he was on the strength of Oxford…

Review: Lewis (S8 E2/4), Friday 18th October, ITV

Robbie Lewis (Kevin Whately) seems to have become a more laid-back character since his official retirement. We can thank lovely Laura (Clare Holman) for that; all our morose hero really needed was her wholly clear-sighted, phlegmatic outlook on life. After all, she has by far the grosser job to do, but somehow she has always…