Inspector Lewis, Series VI: The Ramblin’ Boy
With D.S. Hathaway on holiday, Inspector Lewis is assigned an awkward new partner to investigate the discovery of a recently embalmed body in a field. When the inquiry leads to a funeral home and those connected to it, a disturbing connection to Lewis’ missing former colleague, Superintendent Martin Cornish, comes into sharp relief.
Kevin Whately stars as Inspector Lewis, the former working-class foil to the erudite Detective Inspector Morse, and Laurence Fox stars as his cool, cerebral partner Detective Sergeant Hathaway, in the second all-new mystery of Inspector Lewis, Series VI, The Ramblin' Boy. Peter Davison (Doctor Who) guest stars.
Watch Masterpiece Mystery! “Inspector Lewis, Series VI: The Ramblin’ Boy” Sunday June 23 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.
Inspector Lewis is grumpy: his longtime partner, DS Hathaway, is departing for a holiday of orphanage-painting in Croatia. He’s left with an overenthusiastic, under-experienced temporary partner, DC Gray; a former friend and colleague gone missing, Chief Superintendent Jack Cornish; and a dumped corpse…which was already embalmed. But when Lewis’ investigation reveals connections between the funeral parlor where the corpse originated and the fast-track detective, Cornish, Lewis fears for Cornish’s safety. Especially when another body turns up – this one freshly murdered by way of formaldehyde ingestion.
Searching for Cornish, and answers, without Hathaway takes Lewis out of his comfort zone and into the morally corrupt world of Peter Faulkner, an Oxford businessman as cruel as he is rich. But maybe, just maybe, there’s another source of comfort for Lewis to pursue…one that’s been there all along.