Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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What Lies Tangled: Part 1 

When an idyllic Oxford summer's day is torn asunder by a gruesome parcel bomb, Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate.


David Drury


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Nicholas Hicks-Beach (screenplay) (as Nick Hicks-Beach)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Mali Harries Mali Harries ... Sarah Alderwood
David Warner ... Donald Lockston
Oliver Lansley ... David Capstone
Peter De Jersey ... Andrew Dimmock
Tristam Summers ... Adam Capstone
Zoë Tapper ... Elizabeth Capstone
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Frank Guitteau
Emerald O'Hanrahan Emerald O'Hanrahan ... Kate McMurdoch
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Laurence Fox ... DI James Hathaway
Steve Toussaint ... CS Joseph Moody
Clare Holman ... Dr Laura Hobson
Angela Griffin ... DS Lizzie Maddox
Lynda Rooke Lynda Rooke ... Joyce Guitteau
Tosin Cole ... Djimon Adomakoh


Maths professor Adam Capstone is killed by a parcel bomb. Whilst his brother David, with whom he fell out over money, points the police to threatening letters Adam received his wife Elizabeth admits that he was a philanderer and Frank Guitteau claims that Adam raped his student daughter Paula, who committed suicide after he was acquitted. Sarah Alderwood, carer for Elizabeth's invalid father Donald had a child by Adam and student Kate McMurdock accused him of plagiarizing her work. All are suspects. Then David receives a parcel bomb and Lewis and Hathaway are with him when it explodes. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

3 November 2015 (UK) See more »

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ITV Studios, Masterpiece See more »
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In the opening credits Donald Lockston is being read a passage from Book 11 of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. See more »

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28 March 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

First of all, who is this person who simply puts the same review in for every episode, without any commentary on the episode itself? That said, after being a little disappointed by some of the recent offerings, I find that this very last one is quite intriguing. There are two strains running through here. The first involves an up and coming scientist who receives a package bomb and is killed in his fancy office. The second is the death of a young woman who seems to have become extraneous. Hers was a suicide. There are lots of things at work here, including some evil doings by those who are withholding information. We are left at the end with a bit of a cliffhanger.

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