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MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Inspector Lewis, Series V: Fearful Symmetry

Airs Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Laurence Fox as DS Hathaway.

Murder extends its reach even beyond the medieval walls of Oxford in the all-new season five of "Inspector Lewis." In four new cases, "The Soul of Genius" (July 8), "Generation of Vipers" (July 15), "Fearful Symmetry" (July 22) and "The Indelible Stain" (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.

Laurence Fox as DS Hathaway and Kevin Whately and DI Lewis.
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Above: Laurence Fox as DS Hathaway and Kevin Whately and DI 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.

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.

"Fearful Symmetry" - When babysitter Jessica Lake is discovered dead, Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into diverse new worlds beyond the usual Oxford colleges -- squats and swinging suburbia, monkey labs and fetish photography. But which of these new realms led to the murder of Jessica Lake?

Did you miss the first two episodes? "The Soul Of Genius" is available for online viewing through August 7, 2012, and "Generation Of Vipers" is available for online viewing through August 14th.

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Preview: Inspector Lewis, Series V: Fearful Symmetry