UK | ITV1 – ITV Studios
RUNNING TIME: 120 minutes | AIRDATE: Sunday 24 April 2011
WRITER: Stephen Churchett | DIRECTOR: Metin Huseyin
Series: Lewis / Season 5 Episode 4
In the fifth season closer The Gift of Promise Lewis and Hathaway investigate when prominent local businesswoman Andrea de Ritter is brutally murdered. Their first suspicions are a blackmail plot that has gone awry but as they dig further they soon discover that Andrea may have discovered information about a government cover up.
Former MI5 chief Grace Orde has just published her memoirs and it seems Andrea was convinced that they held the key to a decades old death but Grace is not at all keen to be questioned by anyone.
The further death of Andrea’s lover Elmo, a poisoning and a stabbing seems Lewis a little out of his depth and have to tangle with the none too friendly workings of the British Secret Service.
A good season close with some high profiles guest stars and good to see Lewis a little out of his comfort zone here too having to deal with MI5 definitely rattles his cage a little.
KEVIN WHATELY as Robert Lewis
LAURENCE FOX as James Hathaway
CLARE HOLMAN as Dr Laura Hobson
REBECCA FRONT as Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent
MARK AIKEN as Donald Viss
ANNA CHANCELLOR as Judith Suskin
LUCY BOYNTON as Zoe Suskin
CHERIE LUNGHI as Grace Orde
ELIZE DU TOIT as Andrea de Ritter
LORCAN CRANITCH as Liam Cullen
LEANNE ROWE as Carly Cliff
DAVID WESTHEAD as Leon Suskin
NATALIA RYUMINA as Karolina
Charlie ROWE as Ronald Marsden
GABRIELLE LLOYD as Eileen Norman
JOY BLAKEMAN as DC Madge
MICHELLE LUTHER as Nurse
SAGAR ARYA as Doctor
MATT ORTON as Elmo