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 E4/6), Tuesday 27th October, ITV

Two murders, a male and a female, have been linked with the alchemical rituals of a group known as the Companions of Co-Inherence, and if the signs are correct, there are two more to come. But the best suspect, student Nate Hedesan, seems to have an alibi – he was hanging around in an S&M…

The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 26th October – Sunday 1st November)

This week there’s lots to look forward to (when isn’t there these days?). There are high-quality, continuing series like Hinterland, Fargo, River and Unforgotten, as well as two new starters. One of them, Cuffs, has received some comparison with The Bill, while the glamorous series three Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries also kicks off.

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…

Interview: Kevin Whately, Lewis

There’s something reassuring about seeing your favourite characters return every year, and no one does that apply to more than Kevin Whately, who has been involved with the Morse – what Americans would call – franchise for several decades. He’s back playing Lewis this week, and here’s Kevin talking about series nine in an interview…

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…