U.S. fans of the UK TV mystery series Inspector Lewis take heart and heed: Oxford police detectives Lewis and Hathaway are returning to the airwaves to solve three new cases. This series sequel to the British TV adaptations of the brilliant Inspector Morse novels by Colin Dexter is now entering its seventh season on U.S. TV, on Masterpiece Theater, Sundays at 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. EDT.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming episodes:
- Sunday, October 5: “Entry Wounds”
- Sunday, October 12: “The Lions of Nemea”
- Sunday, October 19: “Beyond Good and Evil”
The new batch of episodes is especially good news for longtime viewers of the series, as the final episodes of the most recent season indicated that both Lewis and Hathaway were leaving the force, and lead actors Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox would make themselves available only for occasional specials. Instead, the producers apparently convinced them to do another season of three TV movies. Lewis will be called out of retirement to provide advice and help to Hathaway, now promoted to inspector, and the latter’s new partner, DS Lizzie Maddox.
Regular readers of this site will know that I consider Inspector Lewis to be well above average television fare. Earlier seasons are available on Netflix and on amazon.com for those who have yet to see Inspector Lewis. Here are a couple of articles for those who would like to know more about the show: