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Lewis: What Lies Tangled. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Kevin Whatley, Laurence Fox, Angela Griffin, Clare Holman, David Warner, Oliver Lansley, Zoë Tapper, Peter De Jersey, Mali Harries, Tristam Saunders, Ian Puleston-Davies, Emerald O’ Hanrahan, Steve Toussaint, Lynda Rooke, Tosin Cole.

The streets of Oxford will be poorer for the fact that Lewis, one of the true greats of British Crime Drama, has been allowed to finish before its time. Robbie Lewis, a man taught by the best that the dreaming spires of Oxford could wish to have investigating its murders and foul deeds, a man to whom honour was all and a man who came back after riding into the sunset, this was a man with a past so knotted in the streets of Oxford that to lose him, the audiences might find themselves bereft and asking What Lies Tangled?

Lewis: Magnum Opus. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7.5/10

Cast: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Angela Griffin, Clare Holman, Honeysuckle Weeks, Jaygann Ayeh, Stephen Boxer, Serena Evans, Daniel Flynn, Paul Greenwood, Kaisa Hammarlund, Wil Johnson, Syreeta Kumar, Isabella Laughland, Bobby Lockwood, Richard Rowe-McGhie, Sally Scott, Steve Toussaint, Martin Wenner.

To forgive is divine…or so it is believed, but to truly love yourself, to not be crushed everyday by the stirrings of self hatred for any act of stupidity that may be caused by a moment of madness or reckless abandon, sometimes for peace of mind you have to let it go.

Lewis: One For Sorrow. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Angela Griffin, Tim Piggott-Smith, Clare Holman, Ralf Little, Nicholas Jones, Steve Pemberton, Emma Cunliffe, Helen Schlesinger, Shanaya Rafaat, Andreea Paduraru, Naomi Scott, Finn Cole, Steve Toussaint, Paul Bigley, Doreen Mantle.

 

Just when viewers have got used to the thought that there might never be another reason to long for the quiet of Oxfordshire, to revel in the mystery of the Isis and the quaintness of Middle-class murder, I.T.V. reel back Detective Inspector Lewis, D.I. Hathaway and Detective Sergeant Maddox for another round of homicides in the leafy university city.

Lewis: Beyond Good And Evil. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Angela Griffin, Susan Wooldridge, Priyanga Burford, Alec Newman, Richie Campbell, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front, Robin Weaver, Tom Davey, Patrick Walshe Mcbride, Joe Dixon, Gruffudd Glyn, Emily Houghton, Martin Chamberlain, Paul Lacoux, Holly Blair, Sean Murray.

It is the terrifying grip that a mesmeric individual can wield over the thoughts of another that makes copy-cat killings so repellent. The mimic or the ventriloquist doll in the skin of a human being so transfixed by the evil in one person’s demeanour and plausible words that they lose sight of themselves, they lose their humanity to the point where they are actually more than an impersonator, they take on the residue of evil themselves in the final episode of the last series of Lewis, Beyond Good and Evil.

Lewis: The Lions of Nemea. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Kevin Whatley, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Front, Angela Griffin, Clare Holman, Clive Merrison, John Light, Ian East, Kitty Rich, Sian Brooke, Jason Done, Jessica Henwick, Andrea Lowe, Rosie Cavaliero, Jenny Howe, Michael Ryan.

Heracles would have perhaps laboured in vain to understand to the 21st Century condition of false self pride and murderous intent that seems to be more prevalent than at any time in history, especially it seems in the academic halls of Oxford, to the point where he might have got in touch with Sisyphus and asked if it was possible to balance a collection of rocks on top of Everest for a while, than ever help the Thames Valley Police solve crimes in the area.