Season 1 Episode 0


Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 17, 2006 on ITV



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Dr Hobson sees Lewis wearing a very garish Caribbean shirt)
      Dr. Hobson: Can you turn down the volume on that shirt?

    • Lewis: Morse, you can still see the stain from his glass.

    • Lewis: Listen, last night. I might have been a bit snappy about... God.
      Hathaway: He won't mind.

    • Hathaway: I was gonna be a priest.
      Lewis: You're joking!
      Hathaway: No, I even did a year at the seminary.
      Lewis: You'd know all about the meaning of life then. God moves in a mysterious way, has wonders to perform, all that mumbo-jumbo.
      Hathaway: It's not my fault you lost your wife, sir.

    • Hathaway: Has Oxford changed much since you've been away?
      Lewis: No. It changed before I went.

  • Notes

    • It was originally intended that James Grout's character of Chief Supt Strange would appear. However, Grout was too ill to work and so his character was written out and replaced by Supt Innocent.

    • The title of the episode, as shown on scripts and call-sheets, was Reputation. However this episode title was not displayed on any credits or in any listings magazines or publicity material.

    • Filming Locations
      Boatyard, Christ Church Meadow, Oxford
      Botanic Gardens, High Street, Oxford
      Experimental Techniques Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Pretorious Laing Institute)
      Fox Wood Car Park, Hillcrest Road, Ealing, London
      Gaddesden Place, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire (Griffon family home)
      Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
      Island Quad, Oriel College, Oriel Square, Oxford
      Meridian Way, Watford, Hertfordshire
      Mortuary, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey
      Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex
      Old DHSS Office, The Mall, Ealing, London
      Oriel Square, Oxford
      Sainsbury's Supermarket, The Dome, North Western Road, Watford, Hertfordshire
      St Laurence's Church, Church Road, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middlesex
      TAVR Centre, Honeycroft Hill, Uxbridge, Middlesex
      Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London
      Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford
      West Car Park, Slough Railway Station, Brunel Way, Slough, Berkshire (Oxford Railway Station)
      Woodville Gardens, Ealing, London

    • The region 2 DVD of season 1 (B000EES15S) was released on 12 March, 2007.

    • In the United States, the show is known as Inspector Lewis.

    • The show's working title was Inspector Lewis.

    • Music
      Muse - Hysteria
      Art Brut - Formed a Band
      Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major

    • 11 million viewers tuned in to watch this first outing for Lewis without Morse.

  • Allusions

    • The Endeavour Award

      This is most likely yet another allusion to Morse, for Endeavour is Morse's first name. Considering Lewis' reaction to the receptionist's comment it's probably safe to guess that the scholarship was created around Morse's death.