The Mind Has Mountains

Series 5 - Episode 3 The Mind Has Mountains

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Review

A young woman is found dead in the rockery of an Oxford college, which is an occupational hazard in Lewis territory, of course, as the city appears to be routinely littered with corpses.

She’d been taking part in the trials of a psychotropic drug run by an aloof and punch-able psychiatrist (Douglas Henshall) who does what all academics do in TV murder mysteries — everything to make himself look like the prime suspect by behaving as a caricature of police-despising superciliousness.

DI Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) stroll around lovely gardens in this 2011 episode as they puzzle over the killer’s identity.

Summary

Hathaway and Lewis struggle to determine whether a death during a college-based clinical trial for a new antidepressant was murder or suicide, and receive little assistance from the institution's evasive psychiatric professor. A second student's demise then leads to the revelation that the trial's participants are all operating under the influence of a mind-altering drug, and that the lines between love, obsession and madness have become dangerously blurred. Guest starring Douglas Henshall (Primeval), Lucy Liemann (Rev) and Thomas Brodie Sangster (Love Actually).

Cast & Crew

DI Robert Lewis Kevin Whately
DS Hathaway Laurence Fox
Dr Laura Hobson Clare Holman
Ch Supt Innocent Rebecca Front
Alex Gansa Douglas Henshall
Bethan Vickery Lucy Liemann
Claire Gansa Christina Cole
Adam Douglas Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Jack Collins Jack Roth
Karen Wilde Nichola Burley
Shauna Malin Sophie Stanton
Dane Wise Sam Hazeldine
David Katz Jay Villiers
Gurdip Sohal Alton Letto
WPC Julie Lockhart Kemi-Bo Millar
Caroline Eagleton Sylvestra Le Touzel
Amy Katz Florence Brudenell-Bruce
Dr Julius Fisher Alex MacQueen
Meera Fiona Wade
PC Baynes Michael Shelford
Female reporter Pippa Bennett-Warner
TV news reporter Ben Righton
Director Charles Palmer
Producer Chris Burt
Writer Patrick Harbinson
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