Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis "Quality of Mercy" on WXXI-TV

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis "Quality of Mercy" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 08/15/2010 - 9:00pm
Pictured: Kevin Whately as DI Lewis

Credit: ©Robert Day/ITV plc for MASTERPIECE

Lewis and Hathaway unearth a dark secret during their investigation into the death of a young actor.

When a young actor is murdered during a student Shakespeare production, Lewis and Hathaway sift through the motives of several suspects — from a jealous thespian to an Oxford dropout to a playgoer only too anxious to use his ticket stub as an alibi. As the duo tracks down the truth, they unearth a dark secret that hits Lewis eerily close to home.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis "Quality of Mercy" airs Sunday, August 15 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

For nearly 40 years, MASTERPIECE has enthralled audiences with the works of the finest classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors. The MASTERPIECE schedule breaks the year into three “seasons,” each with its own host, graphics and fresh take on the series’ famous theme music.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.



Inspector Lewis

This series carries on the brilliant Inspector Morse traditions -- complex plots, fascinating characters, wonderful evocation of place, etc. One of the things I loved about the Morse series was how Lewis developed and matured over the course. As much as I love classic series like Sherlock Holmes and Poirot the "sidekicks" never really evolve. In Morse Lewis grew from a naive, green rookie sergeant in the murder division to an excellent detective in his own right. I would greatly love to see you repeat the Morse series in order so we can see this growth and maturation in the Lewis character.

Let me also add that as a fan of Morse I read a number of the novels from which it was derived. I have to give the creators of the series credit. They cut out all the -- you should excuse the expression -- 'crap' Colin Dexter wrote that was clearly meant to be self-aggrandizing. The series was far superior to the books.