Series 2 - 2. Music to Die For

Music to Die For
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Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Detectives Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of an Oxford don in a story that involves a lot of boxing and even more Wagner. The victim was a fan of the composer and also liked to watch semi-clad young men slug it out in illegal bare-knuckle fights. It’s a twisty tale that jumps about in various directions before settling on a path that leads to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the activities of the notorious East German police, the Stasi.

Along the way, Lewis (Kevin Whately) gets nostalgic when he’s reminded of Morse, and once more makes eyes at an unsuitable woman – this of course being long before he made a true love match with Laura the nice pathologist.

About this programme

2/4. The death of Oxford don RG Cole leads to the shady underworld of unlicensed boxing and the involvement of academic Richard Helm. Investigations reveal the dead man's student Jack Roth was involved in a complex love triangle, and when the young man's rival is found dead in an apparent suicide, Lewis suspects foul play and discovers an old connection to Helm - along with a link to his former mentor Morse. Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox star.

Cast and crew


DI Robert Lewis
Kevin Whately
DS Hathaway
Laurence Fox
Richard Helm
Tom Goodman-Hill
RG Cole
Niall Buggy
Milo Hardy
Ben Batt
Jack Roth
Bradley James
Sarah Kriel
Joanna Christie
Valli Helm
Cheryl Campbell
Ann Kriel
Rachael Blake
Hansie Kriel
Paul Venables
Ryan Gallen
Andrew Knott
Tom Pettigrew
Hosh Kane
Dr Laura Hobson
Clare Holman
Ch Supt Innocent
Rebecca Front
Charles Acres
John Salthouse
Erich Redman


Bill Anderson
Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer
Michele Buck
Executive Producer
Ted Childs
Executive Producer
Damien Timmer
Chris Burt
Dusty Hughes