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Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness

Airs Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Promotional image of the character Alec Pickman (Rupert Graves) from "Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness."

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A Civil War treasure, a cold-hearted grieving wife, a deadly quiz game and a body at the bottom of an observatory — stars Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, producer Chris Burt and a stellar lineup of supporting actors celebrate the new season of "Inspector Lewis." Watch now

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.

Dr. Hobson (actress Clare Holman). When two murders share a link with their own Doctor Hobson, Lewis and Hathaway must unravel the truth from complicated events to clear her name.
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Above: Dr. Hobson (actress Clare Holman). When two murders share a link with their own Doctor Hobson, Lewis and Hathaway must unravel the truth from complicated events to clear her name.

In this episode, it's Halloween in Oxford, and mischief is in the air — and, as it happens, murder. A woman is found dead, a stake through her heart, a bulb of garlic in her mouth. It's a surreal crime, and an intensely personal one for Dr. Laura Hobson.

The victim is Ligeia Willard, one of Hobson's old college housemates. It seems to be a terrible coincidence, one that has left Hobson disoriented with grief. When another murder takes place in a house where Hobson once lived, Detective Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox) must confront horrifying possibilities — Is Hobson connected to the crime? Could she be a killer? It's a case that will conjure ghosts from the past and may well deliver the fatal blow to the team of Lewis, Hathaway and Hobson.

"Inspector Lewis Series III: Your Sudden Death Question" is available for online viewing through October 19, 2010.

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Video Excerpt: Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness

Above: When two murders share a link with their own Doctor Hobson, Lewis and Hathaway try to clear her name by unravelling the truth from a tangle of complicated events. Rupert Graves ("The Forsyte Saga") guest stars in "Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness."