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Saturday, September 19

Masterpiece Mystery Inspector Lewis Preview: The Great And The Good Airs Sunday

The second season of the Inspector Lewis mysteries continues with ‘The Great And The Good’ Sunday, September 20, 2009, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm ET on PBS. Here is a brief description from the Masterpiece Mystery website.

Teenager Beatrice Donnelly is found dazed in a field with no recollection of what happened to her. Forensic evidence fills in the grim picture — she was drugged and sexually assaulted. The trail leads Lewis and Hathaway to Oswald Cooper, who works at Beatrice's school. But Cooper has an alibi solidly supported by three pillars of the Oxford community — a prominent developer, a controversial radio personality and a former diplomat who recently returned to town. Still suspicious, Lewis is determined to crack Cooper's alibi, even if he has to resort to high-profile harassment to do it. But is Lewis's own status as a social outsider clouding his judgment or do those in Oxford's most prestigious social circles have the most to hide?

Watch a preview of the Masterpiece Mystery season
Read the full synopsis (spoilers ahead)
Read the full cast and crew listing

Did everyone catch last week’s surprising reveal of why Hathaway left the seminary? No? Catch up on last week’s episode 'Life Born of Fire' online through Sunday, September 27, 2009, ET.

This is NOW my favorite series in the Masterpiece Mystery lineup this season from PBS. It is smart, reflective, and features excellent casting. I hope you enjoy it also. I am totally hooked.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose


giulia said...

Yes, I did see it. 'Life Born of Fire' was so smart & well-written. I love the series. With a background in academia & an undergrad in Philosophy of Religion, I'm fascinated by Hathaway & his relationship to Lewis. Thanks for the reminder. With no way to tape, I must catch it Sunday night (I rarely have a chance to see the repeat during week.)



Vic said...


You can watch previous episodes online for two weeks. I agree with you - this series is smart and intelligent. This last episode was truly grand. Vic

Patricia Barraclough said...

Still miss Morse, but this show keeps getting better. Didn't realize the program was online.

buckndi said...

I loved Morse, and was worried Lewis would be a pale comparison. I have been happily surprised. Just spent yesterday rewatching the last Morse episode (sadder in retrospect, knowing how ill John Thaw was in real life), Lewis series I, then watching my Tivo'd Life Born of Fire. The character development, and the emerging relationship between Lewis and Hathaway is very well played. I just hope Lewis does better with finding a lasting relationship than poor Morse did.