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Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness

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

Promotional image of the character Alec Pickman (Rupert Graves) from

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

Behind-the-Scenes Video

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.

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.

Video Excerpt: Inspector Lewis, Series III: Falling Darkness

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."

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