Oxford's Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, works with his brilliant, but brooding partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. The two try to find a link between a murder in Oxford's Bodleian Library; a burglary gone wrong leads from underground amateur boxing to the now-defunct East German Secret Police; the suicide of Hathaway's old friend tests his relationship with Lewis; a case of rape and murder causes Lewis to lock horns with the town's elite; a fantasy author finds himself linked to an investigation of murder; the murder of an unpopular student-actor gives many potential suspects and motives; called to investigate a brutal murder, Hathaway's attention may be drifting elsewhere.
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Inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of Colin Dexter.
"Allegory of love" is from a story by David Pirie.
Originally broadcast as individual episodes on PBS television during the 2008 season.
Contains all 7 episodes from the second series.