Cover of the DVD of the first series
|Also known as||Inspector Lewis|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. Kevin Whately (born 6 February 1951) is an English Actor. Whately is possibly best known for his starring role as Neville Hope in the Laurence Fox (born 1978 is an English Actor best known for his leading role as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the British TV The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located of series||2|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Original airing||29 January 2006 (pilot)|
18 February 2007
24 February 2008
|Preceded by||Inspector Morse|
Lewis (known as Inspector Lewis in the United States) is a British television detective drama made as a spin-off from Inspector Morse, and set in Oxford. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent Events 904 - Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Antipope Christopher. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Inspector Morse is a television series based on Colin Dexter ’s popular novels about Chief Inspector Morse. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the British television broadcasting started in 1936 and now has a collection of free and subscription services over a variety of distribution media through which there are up to 600 channels Inspector Morse is a television series based on Colin Dexter ’s popular novels about Chief Inspector Morse. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, Kevin Whately reprises his character Robbie Lewis, who had been Morse's sidekick in the original series, and is now the boss of DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox). Kevin Whately (born 6 February 1951) is an English Actor. Whately is possibly best known for his starring role as Neville Hope in the Inspector Lewis (TV series Detective Inspector Robert "Robbie" Lewis is a Fictional character best known as the sidekick in the Inspector Morse James Hathaway is the Detective Sergeant working under Inspector Lewis in the ITV detective series Lewis (known as Inspector Lewis Laurence Fox (born 1978 is an English Actor best known for his leading role as Detective Sergeant James Hathaway in the British TV A second series aired in early 2008. A third series of the show is currently being filmed.
|DI Robert Lewis||Kevin Whately|
|DS James Hathaway||Laurence Fox|
|Ch Supt Innocent||Rebecca Front|
|Dr Laura Hobson||Clare Holman|
|Daniel "Danny" Griffon||Charlie Cox|
|Trudi Griffon||Jemma Redgrave|
|Rex Griffon||Jack Ellis|
|Thomas "Tom" Pollock||Danny Webb|
|Jessica Pollock||Flora Spencer-Longhurst|
|Regan Peverill||Sophie Winkleman|
|Ivor Denniston||Michael Maloney|
The drama began with a one-off pilot, written by Stephen Churchett from an idea by Russell Lewis, with Morse creator Colin Dexter in a consultant's role. Stephen Churchett is a British Actor and Writer. One of his most notable roles was as solicitor Marcus Christie in EastEnders Russell Lewis (born 1963 is a British television writer and former actor Norman Colin Dexter, OBE, (born 29 September 1930 in Stamford, Lincolnshire) is an English Crime writer, known This show attracted 11. 4 million viewers when it was first broadcast on ITV, making it ITV's most popular single drama of 2006. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent 
The episode included background use of the song "Formed a Band" by Art Brut - a stark contrast to the classical music found in Inspector Morse. Inspector Morse is a television series based on Colin Dexter ’s popular novels about Chief Inspector Morse. It was played as Lewis and Hathaway dashed up character Danny Griffon's Oxford college staircase to interview him.
The pilot episode was released on Region 1 DVD on September 12, 2006, renamed Inspector Lewis, after first being aired on PBS on Mystery! on July 30, 2006. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is a long-running Anthology television series that debuted in 1980 in the USA, which airs on Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  The title was also changed for the opening titles. It was released in the UK on 12 March 2007. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
As a result of the pilot's success, ITV announced a full series of three new episodes, with the same cast, broadcast on ITV on consecutive Sundays.  The episodes are as follows:
1. Whom the Gods Would Destroy — Sunday 18 February 2007 at 21:00 GMT. Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
Lewis and Hathaway investigate a murder involving a group called the Sons of the Twice Born (named after an epithet of Dionysus relating to his birth, whose activities are shrouded in Greek codes, quotes from Nietzsche and a Dionysian fondness for drugs. In Classical mythology, Dionysus or Dionysos (in Greek, Διόνυσος or Διώνυσος; associated with Roman Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15 1844 August 25 1900 ( was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and classical philologist The title is part of a quotation from Euripides - the full quotation is Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. Euripides ( Ancient Greek:) (ca 480 BC–406 BC was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus  Director - Marc Jobst; writer - Daniel Boyle. 
2. Old School Ties — Sunday 25 February 2007 at 21:00.
When an ambitious Oxford student is found dead in her hotel room after inviting a reformed computer hacker to speak at the Union, Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate. The pair are soon drawn into a case driven by celebrity, ambition and dangerous sexual politics, which strikes alarming chords with Lewis. Director - Sarah Harding; writer - Alan Plater. Alan Frederick Plater CBE (born 15 April 1935 is an English Playwright and Screenwriter, who has worked extensively in British television from 
3. Expiation — Sunday 4 March 2007 at 21:00.
Lewis and Hathaway investigate the apparent suicide of a housewife living in Summertown. Summertown in North Oxford is a suburb of Oxford, England. The focal part of Summertown is a busy area of shops Director - Dan Reed; writer - Guy Andrews. 
Series One will be aired in the United States on PBS stations on Masterpiece Mystery! as Inspector Lewis, Series I. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) is a drama Anthology television series produced by WGBH Boston. The three episodes are scheduled for June 22, 29 and July 6, 2008. 
Aired on ITV 1 starting 24 February 2008.
1. And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea – Sunday 24 February 2008 at 21:00 GMT
Lewis and Hathaway investigate the death of a maintenance engineer found shot in the head in the basement of the Bodleian Library. A search of the dead man's house reveals a stash of valuable volumes and a connection to the local gamblers anonymous group, with further probing exposing a scam involving two Oxford academics. Neil Pearson and Haydn Gwynne guest star — they had previously starred together in Drop the Dead Donkey. Neil Joshua Pearson (born April 27, 1959) is a British Actor best known for his work on television Haydn Gwynne (born 1960 is an Olivier Award nominated British Actress. Drop the Dead Donkey was a Situation comedy that ran on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1998. With Darren Clarke, Sam Alexander, Emily Beecham, Tom Riley, Ian Burfield, Clare Holman, James Weaver, Felix Scott, Jack Gordon, Jeany Spark, Caleb Rowe and Rebecca Front. Tom Riley (born 5 April 1981 in Maidstone, Kent, England) is a film television and theatre actor Clare Holman (born 1 January 1964) is an English actress perhaps most famous for her role of Forensic pathologist Dr James Weaver is a British Actor who is usually a guest actor for most of his television work such as Heartbeat, Outside the Rules Jack Leon Gordon ( November 10, 1939 - April 19, 2005) was the former manager and husband of singer La Toya Jackson. Rebecca Front (born June 28, 1965) is an English Comedienne and actress, perhaps University College featured prominently in this episode, with scenes shot in Radcliffe Quad and at the Shelley Memorial.
2. Music To Die For- Sunday 2 March 2008 at 21:00 GMT
Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate a boxing scam, a close link to Lewis' old boss, Inspector Morse, and a love triangle linked to the Stasi. For the regular police in East Germany see Volkspolizei. The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit ( Ministry for State Security Written By Dusty Hughes Directed by Bill Anderson.
3. Life Born of Fire- Sunday 9 March 2008 at 21:00 GMT
Lewis investigates when a devout young Christian desecrates a church by committing suicide on its altar, claiming in a call to the police that it was "murder". Hathaway recognises him as Will McEwan, an old school friend. As the detectives delve deeper, a series of gruesome murders occur, all involving members of "The Garden", a modern Christian club, and Hathaway, who once trained for the priesthood, appears to know a lot more than he is willing to tell his boss. Ian McNeice, Matthew Marsh, and Rachael Stirling guest star. Ian McNeice (born 2 October 1950) is an internationally known English Actor. Matthew Marsh is an English actor He has appeared in the films Alambrado and Bad Company, and guest-starred in the sixth series of the spy Rachael Atlanta Stirling (born May 30, 1977 in London) is an English stage film and television actress best known for her performance as
4. The Great and the Good - Sunday 16 March 2008 at 21:00 GMT
Following the rape of a teenage girl, Lewis and Hathaway stumble across the curious private dinner parties of high school computer technician Oswald Cooper, who ends up being brutally murdered and castrated after entertaining several highly respected societal figures.