Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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Beyond Good and Evil: Part 1 

Lewis' reputation is jeopardized when the very first case that he solved as a DI is reopened for appeal and new murders are committed with the original weapon.


David Drury


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Noel Farragher (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Wooldridge ... Dr Sally Rook
Priyanga Burford ... Katherine Warwick
Alec Newman ... Graham Lawrie
Richie Campbell ... Douglas Wilkins
Kevin Whately ... DI Lewis
Clare Holman ... Dr Laura Hobson
Rebecca Front ... Ch. Supt. Innocent
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Pamela Carson
Tom Davey ... Dr Brendan Ward
Patrick Walshe McBride ... Luke Burgess (as Patrick Walshe Mcbride)
Angela Griffin ... DS Lizzie Maddox
Laurence Fox ... DI James Hathaway
Joe Dixon ... Tony Maddox
Gruffudd Glyn Gruffudd Glyn ... PC Mark Travis
Emily Houghton ... PC Kate Ballard


Lewis' reputation is on the line when one of his old cases,from 2001, is reopened after it's revealed there was cross-contamination of the DNA evidence. Graham Lawrie was convicted of killing three policeman with a hammer but has consistently protested his innocence in the 13 years he's been in custody. Now the lab that conducted the forensic tests has been found at fault in two other cases. To make matters worse, a uniformed has now been killed in a similar manner. Lewis is convinced that Lawrie is a psychopath and the most recent death was either a copycat killing or the work of an accomplice. Hathaway is the senior investigating officer and keeps an open mind realizing the possibility of a wrongful conviction as well. To complicate things, it appears Lawrie had an alibi for the murder of one of the policemen in 2001 but the police report was never presented. Just as Lawrie is set free by the appeals court, another officer is struck down. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

19 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ITV Studios, Masterpiece See more »
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Due to the underlying theme of this story, it is highly prone to being withdrawn from broadcast, depending on very similar events in the news. See more »


When the officers are answering their radio, their radio technique sounds correct, but they neglect to acknowledge the call to attend an incident scene, they just go. See more »


Luke Burgess: They say you should never meet your heroes.
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Prelude to Lohengrin
Performed by Richard Wagner
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Disappointing by the standards set by this series.
10 August 2019 | by plynch181See all my reviews

The personal moments between the principal cast are still as good as ever. However, they seem to be caught in a Merchant Ivory production of "the silence of the lambs".

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