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Season 1

  • S01E01 Pilot-Reputation

    • January 29, 2006

    Five years after his friend and mentor's death, Lewis - now promoted to position of inspector - returns to the city of Oxford after working on the British Virgin Islands. Even before he has the chance to get home and settle in, he and his new, vastly younger partner DS Hathaway are called to a crime scene to help investigate the murder of an American college student. It is soon discovered that one of the suspects has had past dealings with the late Inspector Morse.

  • S01E02 Whom the Gods Would Destroy

    • February 18, 2007

    The murder of an Oxford graduate sees Lewis and Hathaway investigating the crime. The investigation leads to them to some ex students who are hiding a deadly secret.

  • S01E03 Old School Ties

    • February 25, 2007

    An ambitious Oxford student is found dead in her hotel room after inviting a reformed computer hacker to speak at the union. Lewis and Hathaway investigate.

  • S01E04 Expiation

    • March 4, 2007

    All is not what it seems between two married couples who are old friends, as Lewis and Hathaway start to discover when one wife is found hanged.

Season 2

  • S02E01 And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea

    • February 24, 2008

    A body is found in the Bodleian Library and further intrigue arises when stolen books are found in the victim's home.

  • S02E02 Music to Die For

    • March 2, 2008

    Professor Cole is a respected German history professor. When he is found dead it emerges that he patronised an illegal boxing club. Could his death have been an underworld killing?

  • S02E03 Life Born of Fire

    • March 9, 2008

    The suicide of a young member of a religious sect raises questions about it. Known as The Garden, suspicions change when more murders take place connected to it.

  • S02E04 The Great and the Good

    • March 16, 2008

    Oswald Cooper is the prime suspect in the rape of a teenage girl, but presents an alibi supported by three pillars of the community. When Cooper is murdered, Lewis discovers a web of deceit going back 20 years, in which the dead man was used by the trio to cover up a sordid series of secrets - but the case soon takes on a personal dimension for the inspector.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Allegory of Love

    • March 22, 2009

    A young woman, Marina Hartner, is killed with an antique Persian mirror. With the body a bloody piece of paper is found with the strange word 'Uqbara'. Further investigations lead Lewis to a dating site.

  • S03E02 The Quality of Mercy

    • March 29, 2009

    Lewis and Hathaway have to investigate the murder of Richard Scott, a rising star in the Oxford student theatre. Scott was killed with a prop dagger during a play. It turns out he was not that popular.

  • S03E03 The Point of Vanishing

    • April 5, 2009

    A man is murdered in his bath tub. He turns out to be the christian fundamentalist and former heroin addict Stephen Mullan.

  • S03E04 Counter Culture Blues

    • April 12, 2009

    Lewis, called out to deal with a noise complaint, is shocked to meet a rock singer he had once admired, and who was believed to have drowned. The body of a teenage boy, who has been repeatedly run over by a vehicle, points to a connection with members of the band.

Season 4

  • S04E01 The Dead of Winter

    • May 2, 2010

    After the body of Dr Stephen Black is found on an Oxford tour bus, DI Lewis and DS Hathaway are lead to Crevecoeur Hall, a sprawling Oxford estate where Hathaway spent much of his childhood. Lewis begins to worry that a previous case involving the murder of a ten-year-old girl has begun to affect Hathaway's state of mind, while Hathaway himself seems more interested in the glamorous Scarlett Mortmaigne, the daughter of the owner of Crevecoeur. When another body is discovered on the estate, Hathaway's refusal to believe that the family are involved threatens to tests his relationship with Lewis to breaking point.

  • S04E02 Dark Matter

    • May 9, 2010

    When Andrew Crompton, amateur astronomer and Master of Gresham College, is found dead at the foot of the University Observatory stairs, Lewis and Hathaway find that the finger of suspicion points at all the staff - from tutors right down to the head porter and the college scouts. Lewis uncovers a college-wide blackmail plot and is confused by a mysterious astronomical conundrum. Hobson is unexpectedly drawn into the case while rehearsing for a performance with a local orchestra at the college.

  • S04E03 Your Sudden Death Question

    • May 16, 2010

    Over an August Bank Holiday, an empty Oxford college is the venue for a weekend attended by professional quiz contestants. Lewis and Hathaway are called in when outstanding competitor Ethan Croft is found floating dead in the college fountain. They learn that Croft was an outrageous flirt with a number of secrets, and the pair race to uncover the killer before the gathering breaks up. Meanwhile, Hathaway discovers that Lewis was planning a romantic weekend at Glyndebourne with a mystery date.

  • S04E04 Falling Darkness

    • May 30, 2010

    On Halloween night, a university friend of pathologist Laura Hobson is found staked through the heart. During their investigation, Lewis and Hathaway are approached by a medium who claims that they are in grave danger. The following day a student is murdered in the house that Hobson shared with her university friends, and a clue at the crime scene leads Lewis and Hathaway to a third victim. As the body count rises Lewis and Hathaway are forced to acknowledge that Hobson might know more about the deaths than she is letting on.

Season 5

  • S05E01 Old, Unhappy, Far Off Things

    • April 3, 2011

    Oxford's last all-female college is holding a reunion party to say goodbye to one of its most popular professors. After a guest is found murdered, Lewis believes the killing is connected to an attack that happened at the same building 10 years ago. He turns to his former DS, Alison McLennan, to help him with the case but it ends up taking a new twist after two more bodies turn up.

  • S05E02 Wild Justice

    • April 11, 2011

    A female bishop visiting St Gerard's College is found dead after drinking poisoned wine, and when another two killings occur, both mirroring macabre murders from Jacobean revenge tragedy, it appears the culprit is targeting candidates in the election to become vice-regent. However, when Innocent learns one of the suspects is hiding a dark secret, Lewis and Hathaway realise the motive is much more twisted.

  • S05E03 The Mind Has Mountains

    • April 17, 2011

    When a student is found dead during a college-based clinical trial for a new anti-depressant, Lewis and Hathaway struggle to determine whether the incident was murder or suicide, and receive little assistance from the institution's evasive psychiatric professor. A second student's death then leads to the revelation that the trial's participants are all operating under the influence of mind-altering drug ketamine, and that the lines between love, obsession and madness have become dangerously blurred.

  • S05E04 The Gift of Promise

    • April 24, 2011

    When a local businesswoman is bludgeoned to death, it appears to be a blackmail plot gone wrong. As the body count rises, Lewis and Hathaway realize there is a decades-old secret at the heart of the case, which they must uncover to bring the present-day murders to a halt.

Season 6

  • S06E01 The Soul of Genius

    • May 16, 2012

    When botanist Li Nash digs up the body of recently buried English Professor, Murray Hawes, Lewis and Hathaway find themselves involved in an impossible quest. Murray was a man who was possessed with solving the riddle of Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark". They soon find out that Murray had a rivalry with his brother, who is a lecturer in Theology and Moral Philosophy. They also have to deal with interference from Michelle Marber who is an amateur detective, who believes that that the killer is local medical researcher Alex Falconer.

  • S06E02 Generation of Vipers

    • May 23, 2012

    Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a world of virtual bullying, but very real murder, when Professor Miranda Thornton is found dead after her dating video is leaked onto a vicious website. Miranda's death initially looks like suicide but, as the detectives dig deeper, they realise that it is actually the final revenge of an old enemy.

  • S06E03 Fearful Symmetry

    • May 30, 2012

    Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a baby-sitter, and uncover a swingers' network. The detectives must establish whether the girl's fate is connected to her time spent in a children's home, or whether she was an unintended victim.

  • S06E04 The Indelible Stain

    • June 6, 2012

    A visiting professor is found strangled after delivering a controversial lecture. Lewis and Hathaway have no shortage of suspects, but when one of them is also murdered, her affair with a married professor of Criminology takes the investigation in another direction.

Season 7

  • S07E01 Down Among the Fearful (1)

    • January 7, 2013

    Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the death of Reuben Beatty who works at the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychology. He has been discovered dead injected by etorphine, a paralysing agent in the offices of psychic ‘Randolph James’.

  • S07E02 Down Among the Fearful (2)

    • January 14, 2013

    Lewis and Hobson are examining the body of murdered Vicki Walmsley when a theft of etorphine is reported by the Garsington Equine Centre. The drug was last used a year earlier on a horse that injured its teenage rider, Joshua Grace – the brother-in-law of Reuben Beatty, the first murder victim.

  • S07E03 The Ramblin' Boy (1)

    • January 21, 2013

    An embalmed body is discovered dumped by an isolated farm track. Funeral director Brian Miller identifies the body and GP Matt Whitby confirms the gentleman died of cancer. However, when the crematorium confirms that a body was burned, Lewis is left with one question – who was in the coffin?

  • S07E04 The Ramblin' Boy (2)

    • January 28, 2013

    Liam Jay is in intensive care and Lewis and Alex believe that he has information about the death of Matt Whiby and the mysterious cremation. It is revealed by Emma Barnes that Johnny Jay, Liam’s father, was at the fateful supper party and he is missing as well.

  • S07E05 Intelligent Design (1)

    • February 4, 2013

    The body of Richard Seager a former Biochemist, is found under a Jaguar Mark 2. The day before, the victim had been collected from prison by his wife, Martha Seager after serving a year for causing death by dangerous driving. Before his death, Seager managed to scratch the number ‘500’ into the car’s paintwork.

  • S07E06 Intelligent Design (2)

    • February 11, 2013

    Lewis, Hathaway and Hobson look around the new crime scene as Carl Drew, Stella Drew, Martha Seager, Adam Tibbit, Graham Yardley and Adam’s girlfriend Rachel Cliff wait anxiously. The body is revealed to be that of Soo-Min Chong, a Korean student who vanished 15 years ago. Seager was the last person to see her alive, Carl Drew was her boyfriend, and she was Martha’s organ scholar at the chapel. Hathaway is later shocked to discover Adam’s body at the school, with a simple suicide note. Carl, Adam’s former teacher believes that he must have pushed the boy too hard. Forensics end up revealing a close relative of Adam’s had been in Seager’s car. After Martha is found stabbed to death, Lewis and Hathaway start to close in on the killer who is becoming more desperate to cover their tracks.

Season 8

  • S08E01 Entry Wounds (1)

    • October 10, 2014

    Hathaway has been promoted to Inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life until he's asked to team up with his old colleague again.

  • S08E02 Entry Wounds (2)

    • October 17, 2014

    It soon becomes obvious that the case has everything to do with Alastair’s failure to save the life of a badly hurt teenager, Nabeel Sira, during surgery. The hospital staff have closed ranks and the boy’s parents are considering their options. A second murder then happens.

  • S08E03 The Lions of Nemea (1)

    • October 24, 2014

    After Lewis returns to his old job, he, Hathaway and DS Maddox are swept up in another murder investigation when an American classics student is killed.

  • S08E04 The Lions of Nemea (2)

    • October 31, 2014

    After a difficult start, Lewis and Hathaway's partnership seems to have gained some semblance of normality. DS Maddox has become a part of the team. Her abilities will be put to the test when an investigation begins on the brutal murder of an American classics student Rose Anderson Her body is hauled from the canal with a stand wound to the neck and abdomen. Suspicious soon fall on astrophysics professor, Felix Garwood who had recently broken off an affair with Rose. However, Felix was married to Rose's supervisor, Philippa Garwood. Could the jealous wife have committed such a murder?

  • S08E05 Beyond Good and Evil (1)

    • November 7, 2014

    Lewis' reputation is jeopardized when the very first case that he solved as a DI is reopened for appeal and new murders are committed with the original weapon.

  • S08E06 Beyond Good and Evil (2)

    • November 14, 2014

    Hathaway and Maddox continue to investigate the murder of Travis as the trail leads back to Lewis’s original case. The two detectives attempt to prevent another murder and Lewis sees himself isolated and alone with his reputation in jeopardy.

Season 9

  • S09E01 One for Sorrow (1)

    • October 6, 2015

    Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the apparent death by drug overdose of over achieving student and amateur taxidermist Talika Desai.

  • S09E02 One for Sorrow (2)

    • October 13, 2015

    Faced with the seemingly impossible task of identifying the remains of a body discovered in a well, Lewis has also got to contend with new boss Chief Superintendent Moody. Realising that the body in the well is connected to the murder of young artist Talika Desai, the police follow leads into the worlds of drugs, social media and the homeless community, but will they manage to link all the pieces together?

  • S09E03 Magnum Opus (1)

    • October 20, 2015

    Lewis and Hathaway are called to investigate a body in some woodland. But realising three more murders are to follow, the team must hurry to catch the killer, before they happen. Hathaway is struggling to cope with his father’s illness, as he begins his search to find out who he was before the dementia kicked in.

  • S09E04 Magnum Opus (2)

    • October 27, 2015

    The team must uncover the guilty secret their victims share in order to learn the identity of not just the killer but the potential victim too.

  • S09E05 What Lies Tangled (1)

    • November 3, 2015

    When an idyllic Oxford summer's day is torn asunder by a gruesome parcel bomb, Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate

  • S09E06 What Lies Tangled (2)

    • November 10, 2015

    With his six-month trip to New Zealand with Hobson on the horizon, Lewis is in a race against time to save not just his career but his relationship too.