Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Falling Darkness 

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During a Halloween, one of Dr Hobson's college roommates is found dead with a stake through her heart and a garlic bulb in her mouth.


Nicholas Renton


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Russell Lewis (screenplay)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Niamh Cusack ... Dr. Ellen Jacoby
Lucy Griffiths ... Madeleine Escher
Brodie Ross Brodie Ross ... Roddy Allen
Lauren O'Neil Lauren O'Neil ... Rowena Trevanion
Louise Hunt Louise Hunt ... Professor Ligeia Willard
John Sessions ... Professor Rufus Strickfaden
Adam Levy ... Dr. Nicolae Belisarius
Alex Price ... Victor Clerval
Lynsey Baxter ... Ursula Van Tessel
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Jenn Murray ... Charlotte Corwin
Ron Donachie ... Professor Angus Rawbone
Rebecca Front ... Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent


One Halloween, Ligiea Willard, stem-cell researcher and ex-roommate of Laura Hobson, is killed on her way to a reunion with Laura and another old friend named Ellen Jacoby. Her work attracted protests, and she was about to go public on shady practices at her institute. Psychic Ursula Van Tressell senses the killing and exorcises a house where the three women once lived at its owners' request. The next day, a resident is found slain, and a message on the fridge urges to find Mary Gwilliam, who was also murdered after trying to phone Laura. Mary was a nurse at a mental hospital where another of Laura's roommates--and boyfriend--died. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Ellen, Lewis, her boyfriend, realizes that Laura has not been honest with him. But is she a killer? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | German

Release Date:

26 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

ITV Studios, WGHB See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the beginning of the show, Laura Hobson receives a call from her friend Ellen. Her friend Ellen asks her, " When shall we three meet again?" That is a quote from one of the witches scenes in "Macbeth." See more »


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DS James Hathaway: If I might ask, sir, where were you on Halloween?
Alec Pickman: Was it a weeknight? Uh, drunk and incapable. Unless, of course, it was the weekend, in which case I'd have been... oh yeah, drunk and incapable.
DS James Hathaway: Last night?
Alec Pickman: I would refer my honorable friend to the answer I gave some moments ago.
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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A good dive back into Laura's backstory
12 August 2018 | by akicorkSee all my reviews

Another episode keeping up Colin Dexter's standards. The highlights here for me were Clare Holman's opportunity to demonstrate that she can really act (not just be the plug-in pathologist), and the reminder that John Sessions is a complete actor, able to pull responses from us and twist our emotions, in addition to giving us the laughter that he can generate as a great impressionist and comedian.

I have to say that I'm really pissed off that I no longer seem to be able to attach arbitrary text to links (e.g. "Clare Holman's" is forced to "Clare Holman" and "Honeysuckle" is forced to "Honeysuckle Weeks" no matter what I want to do! So Clare and John, I'm sorry - IMDB is determined to prevent me from expressing my real opinion.

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