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S2-E1 And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea

S2-E1 And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea

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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).

Summary

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 & Crew

DI Robert Lewis Kevin Whately
DS Hathaway Laurence Fox
Chapman Darren Clarke
Sandra Walters Haydn Gwynne
Eric Jameson Sam Alexander
Nell Buckley Emily Beecham
Philip Horton Tom Riley
Dr Stringer Neil Pearson
Jeffreys Ian Burfield
Dr Laura Hobson Clare Holman
Baxter James Weaver
Franklin 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
Jackson Billy Geraghty
Veronica Gray Pippa Haywood
Director Dan Reed
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Executive Producer Ted Childs
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Producer Chris Burt
Writer Alan Plater
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