Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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Deceived by Flight 

Lewis goes undercover as a worker at the University so he can go undercover on the cricket team and discover the murderer of Morse's old college roommate.

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Amanda Hillwood ...
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Roland Marshall
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Kate Donn
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Jane Booker ...
Philippa Foster
Nicky Henson ...
Vince Cranston
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Barker
Geoffrey Beevers ...
Peter Foster
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Jamie Jasper (as Nat Parker)
Stephen Moore ...
Radio Producer
Peter Amory ...
DC Hilaire
Martin Chamberlain ...
Clarets' Captain
Adam Tomlinson ...
Clarets' Batsman
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Storyline

Morse and Lewis investigate the death of Anthony Donn who is attending an old boys cricket match at his Oxford college in advance of the team going on a European tour. Morse knew him and had actually met him again not long before his death. The death looks like a suicide, but Morse has his doubts. So does his wife Kate, who is surprised to learn that her husband carried a loaded gun. Lewis goes undercover and joins the cricket team. He learns there is at least one couple, the Fosters, staying at the college who may not be who they claim to be. When a second murder occurs at the cricket grounds, Morse learns the true nature of the Fosters stay at the college and begins to unravel the mystery. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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18 January 1989 (UK)  »

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Trivia

One of Morse's old fellow-students says he was known for being a drinker. This contradicts the back-story in the prequel Endeavour series, which has it that Morse was teetotal as a student and only started drinking after he joined the police. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Donn: Do you cook or something? Or is there somebody at home you're keeping a secret?
Chief Inspector Morse: I did live with a microwave for a while but, errr... we argued.
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Connections

Edited into Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000) See more »

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My personal favourite episode of the 3rd series!
2 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a fantastic episode. From the superb early scenes with Daniel Massey to the riveting unexpected conclusion, it is a delight from start to finish. Most of the story revolves around a cricket match, but focuses sensibly on the murder of an old friend of Morse. The script by Anthony Minghella is enthralling, full of depth and emotion that is essential for a standard Morse episode. What makes it sad is that the victim didn't seem to have any enemies, and Morse's reaction to his death proved that. John Thaw and Kevin Whately are impeccable in the leads, and Sharon Maughan is excellent as Kate Donn, the source of Morse's latest affection. Also superb is Norman Rodway as Roland Marshall, who provides dry quick witty criticisms such as "Your back looks like a limp Willy". Through him, we learn that Morse's nickname was Pagan, because he wouldn't reveal his first name to anybody. The final solution was unexpected, and throughout the episode, we share the characters' emotions. All in all, truly excellent, and well looking out for! 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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