Series 7 - 4. The Ramblin' Boy - Part Two

The Ramblin' Boy - Part Two
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Lewis’s cheery new sidekick DC Gray is smoking electronic cigarettes, another invention of the modern world that leaves the dear detective looking pained. But not for long, because at last Robbie Lewis has something to feel happy about as he and lovely Laura (Clare Holman) take their fond friendship to another level.

It’s very sweet to see Lewis (Kevin Whately) all unselfconscious and acting with old-fashioned chivalry. It seems that memories of his dead wife, the sainted Val, are fading at long last.

But there is still work to be done in the concluding part of a story involving body-swapping and strange goings-on at an Oxford undertaker’s. Even the absent Hathaway is dragged into the investigation on his holidays in Kosovo when Lewis sends him on an errand. He’s not pleased about it.

About this programme

4/6. Part two of two. The detective is convinced Liam has information relating to the death of Dr Whitby and the cremation, and while on a dinner date with Hobson, he stumbles upon the narrow boat occupied by the student's girlfriend Ruth - and ends up rescuing her from a fire. Meanwhile, Hathaway investigates the Faulkners' farmhouse in Croatia and discovers it is being used as a meth factory - and suddenly the mystery of the bodies, the funeral parlour and the murder victims takes on a whole new dimension. Guest starring Lucy Speed and Peter Davison, with Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.

Cast and crew


DI Robert Lewis
Kevin Whately
DS James Hathaway
Laurence Fox
Dr Laura Hobson
Clare Holman
Ch Supt Innocent
Rebecca Front
Brian Miller
Tom Brooke
DC Gray
Babou Ceesay
Peter Faulkner
Peter Davison
Tara Faulkner
Camilla Power
Emma Barnes
Lia Williams
Ruth Wilson
Harriet Ballard
Liam Jay
Taron Egerton
Louise Cornish
Lucy Speed
Jack Cornish
Mark Powley
Beverley Miller
Jessica Harris
Victoria Ball
Rosie Holden
Granit Zallufi


Daniel Reed
Chris Burt
Lucy Gannon