Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

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 Chief Inspector Morse (33 episodes, 1987-2000)
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 Detective Sergeant Lewis (32 episodes, 1987-2000)
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 Chief Superintendent Strange (22 episodes, 1987-2000)
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In this police series, situated in the stately area around Oxford, the mild mannered but nevertheless very thorough Chief Inspector Morse and his trusted colleague Detective Sergeant Lewis solve many murder mysteries. Every episode (of about 100 minutes) shows a complete story. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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In the pilot movie for "Endeavor", which is the spin-off of "Inspector Morse" (about the young Morse's early days when first joining the police force. Why it's called "Endeavor" will not be revealed here lest it spoil it for people who have yet to see it or are new to the "Inspector Morse" universe), Inspector Morse's creator Colin Dextor's love of crossword puzzles play a major factor in the solving of the murders in that first episode. See more »

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Morse: I always drink at lunchtime. It helps my imagination.
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The flute in the theme music spells Morse's name in Morse code. Also, it sometimes spells the name of the murderer(!) and sometimes the name of an innocent character, to throw knowledgeable listeners off the trail. See more »

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Morse isn't grouchy--he's prickly--and witty--and brilliantly portrayed
4 February 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

One of the things that has sustained my wife and I through half a century is our mutual love of mysteries. Our appetite for that fare has never been sated, but perhaps it came closest during a trip to England when fortunate circumstance led to our spending an afternoon at lunching and then strolling through Oxford in the company of Colin Dexter. The gracious nature and prickly wit of Morse seems a reflection of the author, whose tastes in the arts are expressed irreverently and inevitably through Morse. The intellect of the author is spelled out in the character, and though the books aren't autobiographical in plot,they seem to be in terms of the characterization of the central figure. Mr. Dexter uses his scholarship and his intellect in life in much the way Morse does--his wry comments on Oxford and its denizens during our visit seemed akin to Morse's views of them. John Thaw, Colin Dexter and Inspector Morse are to me the holy trinity of the mystery genre. Audiences have rarely been so fortunate in the bringing together of an author, a central character and a portrayer each of whom so brilliantly fulfilled his destiny in the same series of performances.


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