So we’re well into 2013 now and the new season means a lot of returning crime drama with BBC1 giving us Silent Witness and Death in Paradise while on ITV1 there are new episodes of Midsomer Murders and Lewis. There is a bit of a change to this series of Lewis, which will sadly be its last, as instead of one long feature-length episode each story will be split into two smaller parts. To be honest I’m not quite sure why that is as I feel it spoils the flow of the story and personally I don’t feel the story is strong enough for the audience to want to return to find out who the killer is. The only reason I can see for splitting up the stories into two is to prolong this final series and extend it from three episodes to six.
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Fans of Inspector Morse spin-off Lewis – which of course stars Kevin Whately as Inspector Robbie Lewis – will surely be unhappy to learn that the show’s writer, Colin Dexter, will be bringing the hit drama to an end soon.
In an interview with the Radio Times, Dexter said of Lewis, which as aired since 2006, “I don’t think he (Lewis) can go on much longer.
“They’ll probably do one more series. The first two were ridiculously complex.”
As fans of Inspector Morse will know, in the original series, Lewis was sidekick to the Oxford based copper, who was played by the late John Thaw. He died in 2002 aged 60 after losing his battle with oesophageal cancer. Read more & comment »
It’s been reported by the Sun’s TV Biz today that Kevin Whately, who of course stars in ITV cop drama Lewis, will appear in BBC1 rival show, Inspector George Gently.
He’ll apparently play the role of Don McGhee, who’s a former Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan police force.
Kevin – who’s also starred in Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Peak Practice, and Inspector Morse – will be seen in the fifth series finale of Inspector George Gently, which is entitled, Gently in the Cathedral, which was written by Peter Flannery.
Diana Quick, who stars in another legal drama, Silk, will also appear in the episode as barrister Gitta Bronson. Actor Nigel Lindsay will also star in the episode, playing DI Reese Statham, who’s a cop with a vendetta against Gently… Read more & comment »