Inspector Lewis: Season 7, Episode 3

The Ramblin' Boy: Part 1 (23 Jun. 2013)
"Lewis" The Ramblin' Boy: Part 1 (original title)

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When a body discovered in a wooded area is found already embalmed, the logical conclusion is that a murder victim must have been cremated in his place,


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Wilson ...
Dr. Matt Whitby
Lia Williams ...
Emma Barnes
Mark Powley ...
Jack Cornish
Brian Miller
Peter Faulkner
Camilla Power ...
Tara Faulkner
Harriet Ballard ...
Ruth Wilson
Taron Egerton ...
Liam Jay
Nicholas McGaughey ...
Johnny Jay
Jessica Harris ...
Beverley Miller
Louise Cornish
Anthony Edridge ...
Victoria Ball ...


With Hathaway on leave Lewis has eager D.C. Gray to assist as he investigates the discovery of the corpse of an elderly man in a field. The body was stolen from Millers' undertakers and another cremated in its place. At the same time Lewis is concerned that a colleague, Jack Cornish, has left his family for an affair with Tara Faulkner, whose husband Peter owns Millers. Tara's brother, Dr Whitby, who confirmed the death of the elderly man as caused by cancer, is found dead, made to look like suicide. He and his partner, lecturer Emma Barnes, had been dinner guests at the Faulkners, along with Jack Cornish and Brian Miller and his wife where Jay, Emma's student who sometimes worked at the funeral parlour, had been a waiter. Jay was also the last person to see Dr Whitby alive. Cornish disappears but he has not run away with Tara, who is shocked by her brother's death. Jay is anxious to tell Lewis something but is discovered at the undertakers close to death, having been attacked. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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Crew names Pauline Harlow (script supervisor) and Steve Fish (sound maintenance) appear on white board of the undertaker as the names of corpses to be cremated. See more »


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24 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Inspector Morse. Although the quality dropped a notch when it became Inspector Lewis, i still enjoyed watching. However, this episode has so many characters and subplots that it was painful just watching it to the end.My wife and I kept asking each other, Who is she? Is he the doctor or the undertaker?. Etc. etc.

Maybe the English are just smarter than we are. Don't know. The acting is fine; the Oxford locations are wonderful. (For some reason this episode did not have Hathaway. His presence was missed.) it is probably a good thing this is the last season. If they ever decide to continue it they need to fire the script writers and hire the writers from Foyle's War.

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