Series 8: 2014
This series again consists of three stories, each divided into two parts in the UK.
Episode Directed by Writer Original air date Viewers
(in millions; Includes ITV HD and ITV+1)
28 "Entry Wounds" Nicholas Renton Helen Jenkins 10 October 2014 (UK)
17 October 2014 (UK) 5.56(overnight)
Faced with a crime that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights, Hathaway works his first case as a Detective Inspector with the help of his new partner, DS (Detective Sergeant) Lizzie Maddox. Lewis, struggling to adapt to retired life, jumps at the chance to rejoin the force when Chief Superintendent Innocent seeks his help. Part of Series 7 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 5 October 2014 (U.S.).
29 "The Lions of Nemea" Nicholas Laughland Nicholas Hicks-Beach 24 October 2014 (UK)
31 October 2014 (UK) 4.31(overnight)
After a difficult start, Lewis and Hathaway seem to have settled back into their former relationship. But together with the new DS, Lizzie Maddox, they find themselves put to the test as they investigate the brutal murder of an American classics student. The deeper they delve, the more suspects and murky motives come to light. Part of Series 7 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 12 October 2014 (U.S.).
30 "Beyond Good and Evil" David Drury Noel Farragher 7 November 2014 (UK)
14 November 2014 (UK)
Thirteen years after Lewis' first successful arrest as a Detective Inspector, the forensics have been called into question and the case reopened for appeal. Lewis fears the worst, but nothing can prepare him for the resumption of the original murders with the original weapon. Did he arrest an innocent man? With Lewis’ reputation in jeopardy, Hathaway and Maddox race to catch the killer. Part of Series 7 in the U.S. Shown in one piece on 19 October 2014 (U.S.).