Lewis, Friday October 10, ITV, 9pm
What’s It All About? Despite rumours that the show was being laid to rest at the end of the last series, Kevin Whately is back as Lewis, with Laurence Fox as DI Hathaway.
But the tables have been turned for this run. Lewis is now retired, but is tempted into a return to work to help the newly promoted Hathaway settle into his role – particularly as he’s finding it difficult to get on with the sergeants assigned to him.
Their first case involves the mysterious death of a neurosurgeon. Kara Tointon stars as the dead man’s glamorous widow, and suspicion immediately falls on her – until the police discover many others within their inner circle had motives for murder.
Look Out For: Angela Griffin, who joins the cast as DS Lizzie Maddox.
Although Hathaway doesn’t warm to her, Lewis takes a paternal shine to his new colleague, and they strike up an excellent working relationship.
Whately says: “It’s been great working with Angela. She brings a new energy to it, which is good.
“She’s great to have on set. Nothing fazes her. Laurence tries his best but it doesn’t work – she’s got so many brothers that she’s used to it!”