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S7-E2 Down Among the Fearful - Part Two

S7-E2 Down Among the Fearful - Part Two

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Review

A snooty academic has the temerity to refer to Lewis’s “simple questions” and “dumb open face” and Lewis, bless him, doesn’t leap to his own defence. If only DCI Morse was still around, he’d never put up with such cheek.

In the concluding part of a story that started last week, Lewis and Hathaway (still stilted by a neck brace after a car accident) are hunting the killer of a fake medium and his colleague, a young woman researcher. Lewis even makes a trip to some stables in search of the murder weapon, where he’s offered a ride on an “old plodder”. The irony of the phrase is not lost on him: “Never underestimate a plodder.” As if we would.

Summary

With Oxford's clairvoyance community in turmoil following the deaths of the research fellows, the direction of Lewis's investigation shifts when the two chief suspects provide seemingly unshakeable alibis. A senior colleague's attitude doesn't make things any easier for the team - but then Hathaway makes a suggestion that helps pave the way to a solution. Sanjeev Bhaskar guest stars in the conclusion of this two-part episode, with Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman and Rebecca Front.

Cast & Crew

DI Robert Lewis Kevin Whately
DS Hathaway Laurence Fox
Dr Laura Hobson Clare Holman
Ch Supt Innocent Rebecca Front
Kanan Dutta Sanjeev Bhaskar
Justine Skinner Beatie Edney
Jane Grace Emily Joyce
Frank McLean Dominic Mafham
Vicki Walmsley Tuppence Middleton
Polly Beatty Catherine Steadman
Professor Andrew Crane Neil Stuke
Katherine Dutta Lesley Vickerage
Joshua Grace Adam Wadsworth
Lucy Soper Hermione Gulliford
WPC Stapleton Kirsten Foster
Sarah Beatty Tallulah Fox
Director Brian Kelly
Producer Chris Burt
Writer Simon Block
Writer Catherine Tregenna
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