Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis: The Pilot & Series 1 4PK DVD (U.K. Edition)

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Item #: WB7112
Inspector Robert Lewis is back in Oxford, England, five years after the death of his long-time partner, the legendary Inspector Morse. As he works to rebuild his life following the death of his wife, he has to confront his past and his future. Together with his younger sidekick, the cool, cerebral DS James Hathaway Lewis is bent on proving himself ... More
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Inspector Robert Lewis is back in Oxford, England, five years after the death of his long-time partner, the legendary Inspector Morse. As he works to rebuild his life following the death of his wife, he has to confront his past and his future. Together with his younger sidekick, the cool, cerebral DS James Hathaway Lewis is bent on proving himself to his dubious new boss.

This set contains 4 mysteries: the series pilot, Whom the Gods Would Destroy, Old School Ties and Expiation.

This series is the broadcast version.

Producer: WGBH
Production Year: 2008
Copyright Year: 2006
Number of Discs: 4
Length: 350 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

26 Reviews
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Ex T.
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
02/07/21
Deceptive
Review by Ex T. on 02/07/21 review stating Deceptive
PBS is less than transparent when it claims early Lewis dvds are U.K. Edition. They are not . They are the edited , shortened us versions. PBS should have more respect for its viewers and online buyers P. S. I love this series but have bought the original full length versions available on pbs site from series 4 on.
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Akuwa
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Branch Of From Morse
Review by Akuwa on 07/17/20 review stating Great Branch Of From Morse
My best friend had got me into these mysterys and i cannot get enough! i finish Morse and was sad it was over. I wondered what would become of Lewis? It sad beacuse you mis the Duo, but the new guy gts your mystery going just as well! They work well also. I recomend if you liked Morse give this a chance! Great mysterys! Great stories!
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Mare C.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Better than Morse
Review by Mare C. on 07/17/20 review stating Better than Morse
I know, its heresy to say so - however I like this series better than Morse. Lewis seems more natural as a cop; police work seemed an unlikely choice for Morse. The writing is excellent and the chemistry between these two guys is very appealing and watchable.
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Julie E.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lewis only gets better with time.
Review by Julie E. on 07/17/20 review stating Lewis only gets better with time.
As this was the pilot plus first episodes of the series, its a little like going back in time. Only it isnt, the characters and the stories remain relevant and will do so for many years to come. I absolutely love the interaction between those two vastly different characters - Lewis and Hathaway!
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Monster
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Grabs your interest from the first scene
Review by Monster on 07/17/20 review stating Grabs your interest from the first scene
Where Morse ends Lewis picks up superbly.
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Tammy S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Series
Review by Tammy S. on 07/17/20 review stating Great Series
I really enjoy the Inspector Lewis series and was very pleased to find it here. I had missed the pilot and first series. My purchase came very quickly in the mail and was great quality. I really enjoyed watching them.
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Bbc F.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
A joy to watch
Review by Bbc F. on 07/17/20 review stating A joy to watch
Kevin Whately just keeps getting better and better. Laurence Fox is an absolute delight and pairing the two of them was brilliant. The photography and camera work is at times breath taking and the musical score wraps it all up. Hopefully we can look forward to more episodes in a new series.
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Mystery L.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Hooked from the beginning!
Review by Mystery L. on 07/17/20 review stating Hooked from the beginning!
Perfect character chemistry that makes the hunt all the more entertaining!
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Lulu
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Brit dialogue is challenging...
Review by Lulu on 07/17/20 review stating Brit dialogue is challenging...
I love this series, but at 81 years, I do have a hard time catching all the dialogue, especially of those episodes like the pilot program, where there are no subtitles. I am especially fond of the complexity of D.I. Hathaway as played by Laurence Fox.
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Ams628
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Thoughtful
Review by Ams628 on 07/17/20 review stating Thoughtful
These episodes are very well written. There is some very quirky humor at times that is unexpected.
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Nosey N.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
High quality writing, excellent acting,
Review by Nosey N. on 07/17/20 review stating High quality writing, excellent acting,
Continuing the Inspector Morse tradition of high quality scripts, well cast actors and very beliveable direction.
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Awesmemom
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Love Inspector and Partner
Review by Awesmemom on 07/17/20 review stating Love Inspector and Partner
I love all of the PBS Mystery series but I am especially fond of Lewis and his partner. They are a good mix. Out of all the ones out there these are the only ones I purchase. They are good to watch over and over. Of course you have to like mysteries. I like the fact that they are based in England.
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Mc
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Quite good - really enjoyed it!
Review by Mc on 07/17/20 review stating Quite good - really enjoyed it!
I always was a fan of Inspector Morse and had a soft spot for Lewis. In this new series, paired with DS Hathaway, Lewis is showing more of his own talent, experience on the job, and the association with brainy Hathaway makes the shows very entertaining. Being set in Oxford is always a treat .. An excellent purchase.
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Professor
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A great pair!
Review by Professor on 07/17/20 review stating A great pair!
We loved MORSE and are delighted Kevin Whately is continuing the stories. Laurence Fox is also excellent. We love the Oxford setting, too.
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Patti
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
They out did themselves!
Review by Patti on 07/17/20 review stating They out did themselves!
If I could add another star to the rating I would. We have been fans of the Morse series and have the entire collection but Inspector Lewis with Sargent Hathaway is even beter yet. Hope they make more!!!
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Love M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
WLL GET ALL DVDS IN THE SERIES
Review by Love M. on 07/17/20 review stating WLL GET ALL DVDS IN THE SERIES
I LOVE THIS SERIES BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE POLIT. I HAVE THE 2ND DVD AND NOW WILL BUY DVDS 3 4. GREAT TO WATCH ON A COLD WINTERS NIGHT.
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Endeavour
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Masterful Plots
Review by Endeavour on 07/17/20 review stating Masterful Plots
The series pilot includes a few, but timely reminders of Lewis and Inspector Morse. However, it becomes increasingly interesting to note the progression in the developing relationship between Inspector Lewis and Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. The plot is very masterful. Whom the Gods Should Destroy is gripping. Once again, the plot is superb. The conclusion of the case is fascinating, rather surprising, and yet very satisfying. This episode is one that will not be soon forgotten by the viewer.
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V.M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Have always been pleased!
Review by V.M. on 07/17/20 review stating Have always been pleased!
I have ordered several DVDs from PBS and have always been please with my purchases. They arrive within the expected time period and always in good condition. I am an avid viewer of PBS programing and will continue to make purchases and watch PBS hopefully for many years to come.
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Fran
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
inspector lewis
Review by Fran on 07/17/20 review stating inspector lewis
i am really enjoing this series
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None
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A tribute to the Inspector Morse series
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating A tribute to the Inspector Morse series
As a fan of Sgt Lewis I was delighted with the new series with Lewis as an Inspector. His sidekick is just right, the stories are taut and move quickly. I look forward to getting Series 4.

"...a compelling character for whom one can't help but care." -- The Sun (Baltimore)

"... a fine endeavor." - The Guardian

"...a solid and welcome effort, quite in the spirit of the original." -- Los Angeles Times

"...one of the most satisfying two-hour Mystery!s in years." -- New York Magazine (on the series pilot)

"Quality sleuth alert." -- Detroit Free Press

"Whately and Fox…boast a winning chemistry…"  - Daily News (Los Angeles)

"The writing is sharp…"  - The New York Times



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