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MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul Of Genius

Airs Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Kevin Whately as Inspector Lewis, Celia Imrie as Michelle Marber, and Laurenc...

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Above: Kevin Whately as Inspector Lewis, Celia Imrie as Michelle Marber, and Laurence Fox as DS Hathaway in "The Soul Of Genius."

Murder extends its reach even beyond the medieval walls of Oxford in the all-new season five of "Inspector Lewis."

Inspector Lewis Slideshow

VIew a slideshow featuring Lewis and Hathaway and a new set of victims, suspects, and killers engaged in scholarly yet deadly deeds beneath the medieval spires of Oxford.

In four new cases, "The Soul of Genius" (originally aired July 8), "Generation of Vipers" (originally aired July 15), "Fearful Symmetry" (originally aired July 22) and "The Indelible Stain" (originally aired July 29), Lewis (Kevin Whately) bumps up against the usual institutional imperiousness of academics, but still manages to untangle lies with his combination of instinct and experience.

Hathaway (Laurence Fox), his wit as sharp as his reason, handles suspects and classical allusions with the same deft intellect. Each lonely in his own way, the partners face procedural and existential questions and adjust to the presence of a new DI — and potential rival for Hobson's affections — Peterson.

James Fleet ("Little Dorrit"), Celia Imrie ("Cranford") and Toby Stephens ("Jane Eyre") co-star.

"The Soul Of Genius" - In this episode, when the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is discovered ritually buried, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest to uncover the truth.

The detectives soon find that multiple riddles are in need of solving —from an intellectual rivalry with the professor's brother to an amateur detective's incessant meddling.

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Preview: Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul Of Genius

A Scene from Inspector Lewis: The Soul of Genius

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