Music to Die For

Series 2 - Episode 2 Music to Die For



Detectives Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of an Oxford don in a 2008 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.


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 & 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
Handke Erich Redman
Director Bill Anderson
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Executive Producer Ted Childs
Executive Producer Damien Timmer
Producer Chris Burt
Writer Dusty Hughes
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