Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Falling Darkness 

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During a Halloween, one of Dr Hobson's college roommates is found dead with a stake through her heart and a garlic bulb in her mouth.


Nicholas Renton


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Russell Lewis (screenplay)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Niamh Cusack ... Dr. Ellen Jacoby
Lucy Griffiths ... Madeleine Escher
Brodie Ross Brodie Ross ... Roddy Allen
Lauren O'Neil Lauren O'Neil ... Rowena Trevanion
Louise Hunt Louise Hunt ... Professor Ligeia Willard
John Sessions ... Professor Rufus Strickfaden
Adam Levy ... Dr. Nicolae Belisarius
Alex Price ... Victor Clerval
Lynsey Baxter ... Ursula Van Tessel
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Jenn Murray ... Charlotte Corwin
Ron Donachie ... Professor Angus Rawbone
Rebecca Front ... Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent


One Halloween, Ligiea Willard, stem-cell researcher and ex-roommate of Laura Hobson, is killed on her way to a reunion with Laura and another old friend named Ellen Jacoby. Her work attracted protests, and she was about to go public on shady practices at her institute. Psychic Ursula Van Tressell senses the killing and exorcises a house where the three women once lived at its owners' request. The next day, a resident is found slain, and a message on the fridge urges to find Mary Gwilliam, who was also murdered after trying to phone Laura. Mary was a nurse at a mental hospital where another of Laura's roommates--and boyfriend--died. After an unsuccessful attempt to kill Ellen, Lewis, her boyfriend, realizes that Laura has not been honest with him. But is she a killer? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | German

Release Date:

26 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

ITV Studios, WGHB See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alex Price works regularly with Niamh Cusack's sister Sorcha Cusack on the television series "Father Brown". See more »


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DS James Hathaway: There's been threats; stem cell research. Not overly popular with some of the more spiritually certain.
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


Inspector Lewis Main Theme
Written by Barrington Pheloung
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But who did all the murders?
26 January 2018 | by dparks999See all my reviews

I've watched this episode three times now and have no clue exactly who killed all the victims and why. It's one thing to conceal motives and details, and it's fair to mislead viewers on the way to a just conclusion, but in the case of "Falling Darkness", we get an explanation of parentages and obscure medical conditions but no resolution of the crimes. This series is prone to this particular failing and this episode is the worst offender of them all. Are there no script editors? Are there no continuity writers?

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