Lewis

Monday, 7 January 2013, 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Down Among the Fearful (1/2):

LEWIS (Kevin Whately) and HATHAWAY (Laurence Fox) investigate the death of REUBEN BEATTY (Edwin Thomas), a research fellow from the University of Oxford’s Department of Psychology. He is found dead – injected by etorphine, a powerful paralysing agent – in the offices of psychic ‘Randolph James’. It becomes obvious that this is Reuben’s nom de guerre. He was moonlighting as a clairvoyant.

Reuben’s mentor ANDREW CRANE (Neil Stuke) is surprised to learn about his double life, but colleague VICKI WALMSLEY (Tuppence Middleton) admits she was involved in organising it – an elaborate investigation into the psychology of faith, conducted in the ‘real world’ outside the laboratories. Vicki has suspicions about Crane and his military paymasters, for whom he is devising a series of experiments. Perhaps they killed Reuben to shut him up?

The DNA of psychic JUSTINE SKINNER (Beatie Edney) is recovered from the crime scene, but, when interviewed, she claims to be in contact with the late Reuben Beatty, and says fellow psychic FRANK MCLEAN (Dominic Mafham) is the murderer. However, Frank denies the charge.

Prompted by HOBSON (Clare Holman), who compares the murder to euthanasia, Lewis and Hathaway consult KANAN DUTTA (Sanjeev Bhaskar), a local advocate for assisted dying who is mourning his late daughter.

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