New Series of Lewis!

Series 9 of Lewis begins tomorrow (October 6th) on ITV. The series will consist of three separate two-part episodes.

You can watch a promo here.

No word yet on when PBS will air the episodes, but it probably won’t be until 2016.

Lewis to Return

Good news – ITV has officially announced that Lewis will return for a ninth series of six new episodes. There will be a bit of a cast shake up. Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent (actress Rebecca Front) will be replaced by a new fast-tracker type who will, of course, clash with Lewis. Otherwise all the regulars will be back.

Production is set to start in May. No word yet on a transmission date.

Lewis – Not Over Yet!

Lewis will return to ITV (and undoubtedly PBS) for a ninth series. In a recent interview Kevin Whately revealed that filming for the new series will begin in May/June next year.

These new episodes, combined with a third series of Endeavour (already commissioned), will keep the Morse universe alive for at least another year.

Excellent!

Lewis and Scott & Bailey

Don’t’ forget that Lewis returns to PBS this Sunday, October 5th at 9 for the first of three new episodes. You can watch a scene from the episode here.

Also, Scott & Bailey fans will be glad to know that episodes of series four are currently available on YouTube here.

 

Christie and the BBC – and a Lewis Trailer!

Now that ITV has aired the final Poirot episode, it’s the BBC’s turn to take on the Agatha Christie canon. Their first two commissions include a new adaptation of, And Then There Were None, and a six-part series featuring Christie’s husband and wife sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence.

In the meantime, those craving a golden age fix can enjoy a Miss Marple double-header on PBS this Sunday, September 21st  – A Caribbean Mystery and Greenshaw’s Folly.

Also, check out the new promo for Lewis. PBS will air the first of three new episodes on October 5th.

PBS 2014 Fall Schedule

Sundays this fall on Masterpiece are going to be good.

Three new episodes of ITV’s Miss Marple will start things off on September 21st.

Lewis will follow beginning October 5th with three new two-part episodes. Hathaway is now an Inspector and Lewis is called out of retirement to work with him.

Next Comes the P.D. James’ homage to Pride and Prejudice with period mystery, Death Comes to Pemberley, on October 26th.

Finally, on November 9th and 16th, the excellent Bill Nighy will reprise his role as MI5 spy Johnny Worricker (first seen in Page Eight) in two feature-length episodes.

 

More Lewis!

Well, the end of Lewis didn’t last long – thank goodness!  Production will begin in March to bring Lewis and Hathaway back for six new episodes.

There will be some changes for the two sleuths however.  Hathaway, after some time away from the force, returns with a promotion to Inspector.  Lewis, meanwhile, has retired but is brought back to work with his former partner.

Dr. Hobson and Chief Superintendent Innocent will also return.

Available Free Online – Morse, Vera, George Gently, Lewis and More

Hulu has made a number of British crime dramas available for free online streaming.

Vera (first 8 episodes)

Morse (all 33 episodes)

Lewis (5 episodes)

George Gently (the complete first series – 3 episodes)

 

A search through Hulu’s offerings will likely turn up a few other interesting crime dramas.

Happy viewing.

Reminder: Series One of Endeavour Begins This Sunday

Lewis may have ended but you need not be completely Oxford deprived.  Endeavour begins this Sunday, July 7th at 9 on PBS.  You can see previews for each of the upcoming episodes here and until July 23rd you can also watch the original pilot episode.

For a limited time (also until July 23rd) the final three Lewis episodes will also be available online at PBS.