Funny, how life comes full circle, isn’t it? In the “Inspector Morse” series, Sgt. Lewis was the long-suffering, everyday bloke to Inspector Morse’s exasperated — and exasperating — cultured intellectual.
Both Morse and the actor who played him, the superb John Thaw, are gone now. In “Inspector Lewis” — the smartly done sequel series airing at 9 p.m. Sundays on PBS’ “Masterpiece Mystery!” — Lewis (Kevin Whately) is the top dog. And his young sidekick, Sgt. Hathaway (Laurence Fox), has a cerebral, musical bent that Morse would’ve enjoyed nurturing. Or not. Read more of this entry »