Inspector Morse: Season 6, Episode 1

Dead on Time (26 Feb. 1992)

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A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Sergeant Lewis / Detective Sgt. Lewis
Brendan O'Hea ...
Telecom Engineer
Peter Rhodes
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Nurse Rogers (as Susan-Jane Tanner)
James Walker ...
Henry Fallon
Martyn Waites ...
Duty Constable
Roger Frost ...
James Grant ...
Richard Pasco ...
William Bryce-Morgan
Susan Fallon
Christopher Owen ...
Richard Hampton ...


Henry Fallon, who is wheelchair bound and is suffering from a neurological disorder, apparently commits suicide and Morse has mixed feelings working on this case as he was once engaged to the dead man's wife, Susan Fallon. The body was found by his son-in-law Peter Rhodes, a local antiques dealer and the victim's wife was in London. When Fallon's doctor advises Morse that Henry didn't have the physical capability to hold a gun to his head, the police realize they may have a murder on their hands. When the police are told that the business arrangement between Fallon and Rhodes had fallen apart, they also have a suspect. Lewis is concerned that Morse is too close to Mrs. Fallon to be objective but in the end, the perpetrators are identified. Written by garykmcd

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Means more than what it lets through
6 July 2009 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This review is specifically a reply to besah's one, since he did a good job, but certainly needs a second watching.

The characters in this episode are, to say the least, strange. All of them give a little to add to the great whole. Morse explores his past, and to do so he requires a "visit" from the almost-to-be Ms Morse, which certainly is a visit from the past.

However, Morse lives in the present, and his new life (hello there, Lewis) brings new perspectives to old matters. As you will see in this episode, there is a great deal of your favourite Morse, but underlying, and more subtly, is a greater deal of your (if not yet favourite, then soon-to-be) Lewis.

Looking at the plot, is sort of realistic-ish, but as Maigret said, "wheter you pulled the trigger is irrelevant". I wasn't so much concerned about who had done it, but the reasons for doing so, and how would that affect Morse. Thankfully, Lewis was there caring for him. Morse would never know, but we did, thanks to this brilliant episode.

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