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  • Episode: 

    5 of 6

  • Title: 

    Intelligent Design (1/2)
  • Transmission: 

    Mon 04 Feb 2013
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 6 2013 : Sat 02 Feb - Fri 08 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Amended: 

    Mon 21 Jan 2013

 

Kevin Whately (Joe Maddison’s War, The Children) and Laurence Fox (W.E., Wired) star as Inspector Robbie Lewis and as his partner DS James Hathaway in the seventh series of Lewis, which sees the pair once again investigating murders against the back drop of the ancient city of Oxford.
 
Intelligent Design:  (part 1/2)
 
 
The body of Richard Seager (Stephen Churchett), a former Biochemist, is discovered lying beneath a Jaguar Mark 2. The previous day, the victim had been collected from prison by his wife, Martha Seager (Alison Steadman) after serving a year for causing death by dangerous driving.
 
Before dying Seager scratched the number ‘500’ into the car’s paintwork – could it be a clue to his murder? Following questioning, Martha claims not to have heard anything and insists that Rachel Cliff (Crystal Leaity), the sister of Seager’s victim, is the killer.
 
Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) visit Rachel and her mother, Debbie Cliff (Jane Slavin). It’s clear Debbie hates Martha, but she has an alibi. Rachel claims she spent the night at Benison College with Adam Tibbit (Josh Bolt), but did she?
 
Lewis and Hathaway’s questioning at the college reveals a number of lines of investigation: Graham Yardley (Edward Fox), the provost, admits he had major disagreements with Seager. Carl Drew (Ariyon Bakare) reveals that Seager was preparing to divorce Martha. And Carl’s wife, Stella Drew (Miranda Raison) is a Biochemist who used to work with Seager. 
 
Stella claims to have had no intention of usurping Seager. When forensics show that a piece of hair recovered from the interior of the Jaguar belongs to Rachel Cliff, Lewis and Hathaway go to re-interview Rachel. However, they are interrupted by the discovery of a skeletal body and a suitcase in the college chapel’s attic. The luggage label reads ‘Soo-Min Chong’. Seager wasn’t scratching the number ‘500’ after all…
 
 
Cast list:
DI Robert Lewis KEVIN WHATELY
DS James Hathaway LAURENCE FOX
Dr Laura Hobson CLARE HOLMAN
Ch.Supt.Innocent REBECCA FRONT
Martha ALISON STEADMAN
Adam JOSH BOLT
Rachel CRYSTAL LEAITY
Carl ARIYON BAKARE
Stella MIRANDA RAISON
Seager STEPHEN CHURCHETT
Yardley EDWARD FOX
Debbie JANE SLAVIN
Ron Tibbit ANDREW PAUL
PC Stapleton KIRSTEN FOSTER