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Friday, September 25

Masterpiece Mystery Inspector Lewis Preview: Allegory of Love Airs Sunday

The second season of the Inspector Lewis mysteries continues with ‘Allegory of Love’ Sunday, October 4th, 2009, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm ET on PBS. Here is a brief description from the Masterpiece Mystery website. Austen fans will recognize two actors who formerly portrayed Pride and Prejudice characters Charles Bingley and George Wickham!

Young and handsome Oxford writer Dorian Crane (Tom Mison – Charles Bingley in Lost in Austen) is following in the noted fantasy footsteps of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien with his newest book. The day after Crane's book launch party, reality shatters the celebratory mood when a young Czech barmaid is found dead by the river, savagely murdered with an antique Persian mirror. Some of the grisly circumstances seem to have been lifted from Crane's fiction. But the celebrated author claims no knowledge of the crime, instead fawning over his bride-to-be and muse Alice Wishart. At the murder scene, Lewis and Hathaway find a one-word note scrawled in blood that references a place in Iraq. As a result, Lewis and Hathaway get pulled into the world of Oxford's literary elite, only to find that it harbors resentment and jealousy and at its center, holds terrible secrets beyond all imagination.

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

Last week’s episode ‘The Great and the Good’ had clues to Inspector Lewis’ wife’s mysterious death. You can catch up with the season and watch it online through Sunday, October 4th, 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


Ruth said...

I've really enjoyed most of these new Lewis episodes...can't wait for this one!

Anonymous said...

According to the Masterpiece site and local listings for the 2 PBS stations I get, this episode will be airing on October 4...

LizzieJ said...

Allegory of Love is a great episode with the fantastic Tom Mison. Definitely a favorite. My other favorite is When the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea - Tom Riley's portrayal of the possibly autistic Philip was a lovely surprise and as far away from the rakish Wickham as you can get.

Laurel Ann said...

Deleilan - YES you are correct. I got the date wrong. This episode airs on Sunday, Oct 4th. Everyone will have more than enough warning! Thanks for the calling it to my attention.

busterp said...

I enjoyed it (and taped Desperate Hsewives at the same time - I have strange taste).

What was the title of the book CS Lewis that was made reference to? I thought it was Box or something like that. I haven't had luck finding it.

Laurel Ann said...

busterp - not sure of the C.S. Lewis title. Hopefully someone in the know will reply.