Tag Archives: Kevin Whately

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, Intelligent Design. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast:  Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Edward Fox, Rebecca Front, Isabella Parriss, Josh Bolt, Ariyon Bakare, Jane Slavin, Norman Gregory, Glen Davies, Miranda Raison, Alison Steadman, Stephen Churchett, Crystal Leaity.

When does the line blur between faith, science and protecting the law? In the final episode of the latest, perhaps the final series, of Lewis deals with dark question and like any question of faith, whether it is in a spiritual being, the answers in laboratory or what you know is your duty in protecting the public is all brought to bear as the man of faith, Hathaway, starts to question his belief in at least two of the facets of truth in Intelligent Design.

Lewis, The Ramblin’ Boy. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Kevin Whately, Clare Holman, Laurence Fox, Peter Davison, Rebecca Front, Babou Ceesay, Tom Brooke, Simon Wilson, Mark Powley, Lia Williams, Lucy Speed, Camilla Power, Harriet Ballard, Taron Egerton, Nicholas McGauhey.

The second of the new series of Lewis sees the more human side, a nod to the domestic that forever eluded the Inspector’s old boss Morse in an episode where the deduction of just exactly who was killed caused more of a problem than finding the murderer. With Hathaway enjoying his first holiday away from the treacherous and murder filled streets of Oxford, the position was effectively vacant for a new side-kick to help Lewis solve the case.

Picture from Radio Times.

Lewis, Down Amongst The Fearful (Episode Two). Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Beatie Edney, Emily Joyce, Tuppence Middleton, Neil Stuke, Edwin Thomas, Dominic Mafham.

Oxford may have its fair share of murders pro rata of population than almost anywhere in Europe aside from the towns that fall under Nordic Noir thrillers and Britain’s own Midsomer, but the way in which the police in that small but important county deal with the perpetrators is usually swift and to the point. The only trouble is that aside from the rumblings from within the colleges and pubs that run between the counties towns and villages of Bicester, Wendlebury, Launton and Woodstock is that the I.T.V. police drama of Lewis may be on hiatus for a while.

Lewis, Down Amongst The Fearful (Episode One), Television Review. I.T.V.

Picture from Radio Times.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast:  Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Beatie Edney, Emily Joyce, Tuppence Middleton, Neil Stuke, Edwin Thomas, Dominic Mafham.

There is one sure fire way to tell that the schedulers at I.T.V. know that Christmas is over, out come the murder mystery programmes in their droves and whilst the likes of Midsomer Murders is good fare and excellent escapism, there is something worthy of spending quality time when it comes to the Oxford detective Lewis.