Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Falling Darkness 

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During a Halloween, one of Dr Hobson's college roommates is found dead with a stake through her heart and a garlic bulb in her mouth.


Nicholas Renton


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Russell Lewis (screenplay)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Niamh Cusack ... Dr. Ellen Jacoby
Lucy Griffiths ... Madeleine Escher
Brodie Ross Brodie Ross ... Roddy Allen
Lauren O'Neil Lauren O'Neil ... Rowena Trevanion
Louise Hunt Louise Hunt ... Professor Ligeia Willard
John Sessions ... Professor Rufus Strickfaden
Adam Levy ... Dr. Nicolae Belisarius
Alex Price ... Victor Clerval
Lynsey Baxter ... Ursula Van Tessel
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Jenn Murray ... Charlotte Corwin
Ron Donachie ... Professor Angus Rawbone
Rebecca Front ... Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent


One Halloween, Ligiea Willard, stem-cell researcher and ex-roommate of Laura Hobson, is killed on her way to a reunion with Laura and another old friend named Ellen Jacoby. Her work attracted protests, and she was about to go public on shady practices at her institute. Psychic Ursula Van Tressell senses the killing and exorcises a house where the three women once lived at its owners' request. The next day, a resident is found slain, and a message on the fridge urges to find Mary Gwilliam, who was also murdered after trying to phone Laura. Mary was a nurse at a mental hospital where another of Laura's roommates--and boyfriend--died. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Ellen, Lewis, her boyfriend, realizes that Laura has not been honest with him. But is she a killer? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | German

Release Date:

26 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

ITV Studios, WGHB See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Near the beginning of the show, Laura Hobson receives a call from her friend Ellen. Her friend Ellen asks her, " When shall we three meet again?" That is a quote from one of the witches scenes in "Macbeth." See more »


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Alec Pickman: There's a rather disagreeable whiff of the Presbytery about you, Lewis. I'd hate to lower your opinion of me.
DI Robert Lewis: On that particular, sir, you might find yourself a bit hard pressed.
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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Brilliant Mystery
17 June 2010 | by james_89See all my reviews

A woman is killed on halloween and is revealed to be a friend of Dr Hobson. More murders occur that appear to be connected to her and her university friends and Lewis and Hathaway become convinced she is hiding something...

This is a fantastic episode. It is very dark and creepy and is packed full of twists and turns.

The final scenes are stunning and particularly chilling..

As a trainee doctor i find one of the other reviews deeply worrying... When will you people realise stem cell research is about SAVING lives and finding cures or treatments for, among other things, serious degenerative diseases that cause unimaginable suffering to those who have them and their loved ones!

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