Weekend Murders: Lewis on Prime

8:40pm Saturday, November 26 on Prime

Drama

The Quality of Mercy

Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the murder of Richard Scott, a rising star of the Oxford theatre scene. While playing Shylock in a student production of The Merchant of Venice, Scott is found murdered backstage with a prop knife sticking from his chest. A note found by the body reads ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be’ which Hathaway identifies as a quote from Hamlet. Lewis and Hathaway are struck by the lack of grief amongst the cast, in particular Emma Golding, the fiercely ambitious director. Golding is quick to replace Scott and insists that the show must go on. While Lewis is interviewing members of the audience, Professor Denise Gregson reveals that Scott was an unpopular womaniser who borrowed money from people all over Oxford. And Hathaway becomes suspicious of ex-military man Simon Monkford, who seems a little too eager to present his ticket as his alibi.

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