Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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Death Is Now My Neighbour 

When the next-door neighbor of a murdered woman is also killed, Morse suspects the first shooting may have been an error.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McGann ...
Geoffrey Owens
Julia Dalkin ...
Rachel James
Susan Field ...
Mrs. Adams
Denis Cornford
Holley Chant ...
Shelly Cornford
Susan Engel ...
Dora Hammersby
Dr. Julian Storrs
Lloyd Hutchinson ...
DC Jackson
Maggie Steed ...
Angela Storrs


Rachel James is shot through her kitchen window while having breakfast early one morning. She was having an affair with Dr. Julian Storrs, an Oxford professor who is a candidate for Master of Lonsdale College. When her next door neighbor is also killed however, Morse determines that the shooting of James may have been in error. Morse also suspects that he may have been a blackmailer. Both Storrs an his rival for the Masters position, Denis Cornford had secrets that would make them suspects. Morse determines that several others also had things to hide and any one of them could have committed the murders. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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19 November 1997 (UK)  »

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A member of the university is played by Roger Allam who then went to to play DI Fred Thursday, Morse's boss in Endeavour so a complete circle. See more »


When Miss James' neighbour says she saw a man out back while she was putting the ashes out, none of the houses shown in the long shots have a chimney so would not have any ashes to put out. See more »


[Geoffrey Owens suggests that Morse should question his neighbours about the murder of Rachel James]
Chief Inspector Morse: [sarcastically] Thank you, sir. It would never have occurred to me to question the neighbours.
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Non so più
(from "Le nozze di Figaro")
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Sung by Nina Tilbury
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Did the full stop on the writer's keyboard get stuck on auto?
16 October 2009 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Decent plot twists and performances as always, but the one thing that stands out in this episode is... and once you start to notice the absurd number of unfinished sentences, you can't help... which is unfortunately rather distracting from the rest of... there is of course a place for a character's thoughts to drift off occasionally, but in this episode... You get the point (as it were). It's not so noticeable in other episodes so it's a bit strange the way it is so overdone in this one. It contains the same running themes as other episodes - one has to wonder how anybody gets out of Oxford with a their life, let alone a degree. Anyway, worth watching, try not to let it...

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