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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First broadcast in 1987, the Inspector Morse series is a crime drama based on the Colin Dexter novels of the same name. The show is based around the exciting exploits of Morse - a senior officer within the Criminal Investigation Department of the Oxford Police - as he investigates heavy crimes in and around Oxford with his sidekick, Sergeant Lewis. Morse is a grumpy classical music aficionado who loves beer, and who frequently loses patience with the earnest but somewhat slow Lewis. Written by Bai

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Despite being set in 1980s and 1990s Britain, the series featured an almost complete lack of ethnic minority characters. See more »

Quotes

[after Morse has been hit on the head]
Morse: 'Tis not so wide as a church door nor so deep as a river, but 'tis enough.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in I'm Alan Partridge: A Room with an Alan (1997) See more »

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Quite simple the zenith of televisual entertainment
4 March 2000 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

An all time classic; well acted, finely plotted and utterly addictive. In short outstanding. Not to put too fine a point on it, no series, in any genre, before or since, has managed to sustain such a high level of quality. It lays down the pillars adhered to by almost all t.v. detectives of today; a subservient side-kick, a lead character with a drinking problem but rather than establishing cliches, it creates archetypes. Without peers.


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