Series 2 - 1. And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea

And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea
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Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

The first victim in scriptwriter Alan Plater’s genteel puzzle, first shown in 2008, is a self-consciously quirky and annoying female student (more than enough motive to bump her off, believe me) who runs bogus heritage tours of the city. She’s found dead with a snippet of a Shelley poem in her pocket.

Another victim is discovered in
the Bodleian Library — if you’re
going to be murdered, it might as well be in world-renowned academic surroundings, rather than by the bins — and the suspects in both cases are supercilious university professors. Cue wry looks from Lewis and Hathaway (Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox).

About this programme

1/4. Hathaway and Lewis investigate the death of a maintenance engineer found shot in the head in the basement of the Bodleian Library. A search of the man's house reveals a stash of valuable volumes and a connection to the local Gamblers Anonymous group, and the detectives go on to expose a scam involving two Oxford academics. Drama, guest starring Neil Pearson and Haydn Gwynne, with Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.

Cast and crew


DI Robert Lewis
Kevin Whately
DS Hathaway
Laurence Fox
Darren Clarke
Sandra Walters
Haydn Gwynne
Eric Jameson
Sam Alexander
Nell Buckley
Emily Beecham
Philip Horton
Tom Riley
Dr Stringer
Neil Pearson
Ian Burfield
Dr Laura Hobson
Clare Holman
James Weaver
Felix Scott
James Coupland
Jack Gordon
Jane Evans
Jeany Spark
Charles Williamson
Caleb Rowe
Ch Supt Innocent
Rebecca Front
Naomi Norris
Julia St John
Susan Chapman
Caroline O'Neil
Billy Geraghty
Veronica Gray
Pippa Haywood


Dan Reed
Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer
Michele Buck
Executive Producer
Ted Childs
Executive Producer
Damien Timmer
Chris Burt
Alan Plater