Exit the nicest copper on TV: Lewis bows out as a global superstar
Tonight, almost 30 years of Oxford sleuthing will come to an end when Lewis solves his final case. And with him will go a television icon — not just here in Britain but all round the world.

As one critic wrote: ‘Hathaway, who knows a lot about everything except himself, stalks through each episode like an existential giraffe while Lewis rummages around in life’s mundane troughs with the air of a disgruntled piglet. They’re a perfect detecting yin and yang.’