Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a second series of Lewis later this month with the relationship between Lewis and Hathaway set to grow and develop as we see new sides to the duo.
Also returning are Clare Holman as pathologist Dr Laura Hobson and Rebecca Front as Lewis’ boss, Chief Supt Jean Innocent.
In this series havoc reigns in the religious community of Oxford risking the emotional and physical well being of DS Hathaway. The worlds of no-rules boxing, Oxford dons and Cold War intrigue combine with consequences surprisingly close to home and the talents of an obsessive painter with a photographic memory lie at the heart of a murder in the Bodleian library.
Executive producer Michele Buck says: “Lewis has a special place in the hearts of the ITV audience. Partly because of the gentle nature of the show; the films are elegant rather than violent. The crimes are intriguing and complex more than shocking and brutal, which is another key to its success.”
“Oxford adds a certain class to the drama and the university background gives it an academic halo.”
Executive producer Damien Timmer adds: �Viewers have a great deal of respect for Inspector Lewis, and a huge loyalty to Kevin Whately. Over the years they’ve grown to trust both the character and the actor, and Lewis is someone everyone would want to welcome into their homes. And the relationship between Lewis and Hathaway goes from strength to strength. The combination of Lewis’ instinct and Hathwaway�s deep thinking makes for one of the perfect detective teams.”
Guest stars for the series include Rachael Stirling, Ian McNeice, Oliver Milburn, Neil Pearson, Pippa Haywood, Cheryl Campbell, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Tim Dutton.
The Complete Lewis Series 2 will be available from ITV DVD on 31st March 2008.
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