Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series III: Your Sudden Death Question
Airs Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, September 17, 2010
Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis in a third season of the popular detective series. In five new episodes, Lewis and his young partner, Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox, "A Room With a View"), continue solving cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.
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In this episode, "Your Sudden Death Question," Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a quiz competition contestant. It's a quiet holiday weekend and the Oxford campus has emptied out. But the competition is still fierce — and deadly — thanks to a group of quiz enthusiasts who have convened to compete for a cash prize and bragging rights. Foul play is afoot when one contestant, a charming but lecherous primary school teacher, is found dead in a fountain. The campus is locked down, and Detective Inspector Lewis and Detective Sergeant Hathaway start interviewing the other contestants — among them Oxford academics, young mothers, students, soldiers and lawyers.
Is this a crime of passion or out-of-control competition? Lewis and Hathaway match wits with the contestants and race for answers as the game takes one final, grim turn.