Kevin Whately has hinted that the next series of Lewis could be his last.
The star of the detective drama, which will have run for six series when this next batch of episodes are shown next year, pointed out at a Radio Times Cover party that his character was fast approaching "police retirement age".
Whately's character was originally the sergeant sidekick of Inspector Morse, played by the incomparable John Thaw. When Thaw died in 2002, TV bosses agreed that Whately had the acting chops and popular appeal to step into the vacuum of the leading role with his own series.
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