The Inspector Lewis TV show on PBS announces the eighth and final season premieres Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 9:00pm ET. In the US, the final season, starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox, consists of three 90-minute episodes. Since Inspector Lewis is a sequel series to Inspector Morse, Whately and Fox decided to retire from their roles after 33 episodes, as an homage to John Thaw, who played Chief Inspector Morse for 33 episodes.
In UK, the series is known simply as Lewis. Because PBS combined the second and third UK series into one season, the final season of Inspector Lewis on PBS is considered the eighth. In UK, Lewis, which has already concluded its ITV run, is considered a nine series (season) program. Through the years the cast of Inspector Lewis has featured Rebecca Front, Angela Griffin, Claire Holman, Jason Durr, and Steve Toussaint. The Inspector Lewis TV series finale is slated for Sunday, August 21 at 9:00pm ET. Check your local listings.
Check out the episode descriptions for the eighth and final season of Inspector Lewis, from PBS. Spoilers, ahoy.
MASTERPIECE “Inspector Lewis, The Final Season” – Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return one last time as Inspector Lewis and Inspector Hathaway, investigating new cases of murder and other crimes in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. – Sundays, August 7-August 21, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
INSPECTOR LEWIS, THE FINAL SEASON: One for Sorrow
Learn if Lewis, who needs to prove himself to a new boss, and Hathaway can establish a connection between the remains of a body discovered in a well and the death of a young artist. Hathaway finally gets to know his estranged father.
Sunday, August 14, 2016, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
INSPECTOR LEWIS, THE FINAL SEASON: Magnus Opus
An Oxford college dean is found bludgeoned to death following a heated debate in a pub. An alchemic image purposefully left at the crime scene leads Lewis and Hathaway to anticipate that more murders will follow. An unusual tattoo on the dean’s body and the bodies of two more victims leads to a discovery and a frantic effort to prevent another murder. Meanwhile, Hathaway is struggling to accept his father’s illness.
Sunday, August 21, 2016, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET
INSPECTOR LEWIS, THE FINAL SEASON: What Lies Tangled
When an eminent mathematician is killed in a bomb attack, Lewis and Hathaway quickly discover the victim was a notorious philanderer with many enemies. When a bomb is discovered at the home of the victim’s brother, also a mathematician, the case moves in another direction. Then a chemistry professor is murdered. Meanwhile, Lewis’ long-planned trip with his girlfriend is put in jeopardy.
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