Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
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The Ramblin' Boy: Part 2 

The suspected identity of the cremated corpse keeps changing as attempts are made on the lives of two of the students involved in the case are made.


Dan Reed (as Daniel Reed)


Colin Dexter (inspired by the Inspector Morse novels of), Lucy Gannon (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taron Egerton ... Liam Jay
Babou Ceesay ... DC Alex Gray
Kevin Whately ... DI Robert Lewis
Harriet Ballard ... Ruth Wilson
Victoria Ball Victoria Ball ... Amy
Lia Williams ... Emma Barnes
Camilla Power ... Tara Faulkner
Peter Davison ... Peter Faulkner
Lucy Speed ... Louise Cornish
Rebecca Front ... Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent
Tom Brooke ... Brian Miller
Rosie Holden ... Claire
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
Laurence Fox ... DS James Hathaway
Granit Zallufi Granit Zallufi ... Child


As Liam lies in a coma Lewis discovers that Whitby made a night visit to Millers'. He also discovers that Emma Barnes was pregnant by Whitby but miscarried. Lewis is anxious to locate Johnny, Liam's father, believed to be in Kosovo, but a call to Hathaway, who is on vacation there, leads to the discovery that Johnny, not Cornish, was the corpse who was switched. A ring which manufactures crystal meth abroad and smuggles it back to England in the corpses of dead ex-pats being shipped home to Britain is revealed and Miller is at its fore. Lewis believes Johny and Whitby died when about to expose the racket. As Liam awakes, Tara tells Lewis the truth including her husband's involvement, whilst Cornish, having returned to Oxford, lights out again. The case solved Lewis shares a romantic evening with Laura. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Both episodes were combined into a 92-minute feature for video release. See more »


Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent: Do you know what happens to a police officer in prison?
Jack Cornish: That's why I'm not going there.
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A Careful Undertaking
23 March 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

In the second half of this story, Lewis, along with a substitute for the vacationing Hathaway, begin to look into the fact that a man who was supposedly buried is found in a wooded area. Of course, this brings the people running the mortuary under suspicion. There was a cremation registered, but what about the body? Lewis and partner begin to unravel a series of violent acts, including the near death of the young man whose father has gone missing. HIs girlfriend is also involved in a non-related connection to one of her female professors. We also have a slow movement from our fine Chief Inspector's amores with the adorable crime scene specialist. I thought this was a very engaging episode.

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28 January 2013 (UK) See more »

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