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"Inspector Morse" Last Seen Wearing (1988)

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Colin Dexter (novel)
Thomas Ellice (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
8 March 1988 (Season 2, Episode 2)
When Morse is assigned a cold case of a runaway teenager from school, he suspects that the girl's been murdered. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Not as good as Wolvercote Tongue, but it is still a very good episode! See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Thaw ... Chief Inspector Morse

Kevin Whately ... Detective Sergeant Lewis

Peter McEnery ... Donald Phillipson

Suzanne Bertish ... Cheryl Baines
Glyn Houston ... George Craven
Frances Tomelty ... Grace Craven
Peter Woodthorpe ... Max
Fiona Mollison ... Sheila Phillipson

Philip Bretherton ... David Acum

James Grout ... Chief Superintendent Strange
Melissa Simmonds ... Valerie Craven
Nicholas Pritchard ... John Maguire

Elizabeth Hurley ... Julia
Michele Winstanley ... Fiona (as Michèle Winstanley)

Julia Sawalha ... Rachel
Auriol Goldingham ... Lesley
Venetia Barrett ... Mrs. Webb
Geoffrey Church ... PC Franks
Maggie Holland ... Martha
Liz Kettle ... Policewoman (as Elizabeth Kettle)
Roger Booth ... Bartender
David Trevena ... Porter
Susanna Nicholas ... Receptionist
Amanda Dickinson ... Check-out Girl
Clare Bennett ... Becky Phillipson
Charles Gilmore ... Charlie Phillipson
George Gilmore ... George Phillipson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colin Dexter ... Man walking across quad when Morse visits Sheila Phillipson in library (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Edward Bennett 
Writing credits
Colin Dexter (novel)

Thomas Ellice (screenplay)

Produced by
Ted Childs .... executive producer
Kenny McBain .... producer
Original Music by
Barrington Pheloung 
Cinematography by
Clive Tickner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andrew Nelson 
Casting by
Michelle Guish 
Production Design by
David McHenry 
Art Direction by
Sophie Becher 
Paul Martin 
Costume Design by
Derek Hyde 
Makeup Department
Robin Grantham .... chief makeup artist
Patricia McDermott .... chief hair stylist (as Pat McDermott)
Production Management
Russell Lodge .... production manager
Paul Sparrow .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Baker .... first assistant director
Cliff Lanning .... third assistant director
Callum McDougall .... key second assistant director
Art Department
Gwenda Foord .... production buyer
Malcolm Keen .... chargehand stand-by painter (as Malcolm Keane)
Martin Kingsley .... stand-by props
Bernie Mayor .... chargehand stand-by carpenter
Grahame Ménage .... scenic artist
Roy Pembrooke .... dressing props
Roy Pembrooke .... storeman
Les Phipps .... chargehand stand-by rigger
Steve Pugh .... stand-by stagehand
Peter Risi .... chargehand dressing props
Peter Risi .... stand-by props
Dennis Simmonds .... location property master
Jack Towns .... property master
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Brigitte Arnold .... dialogue editor
Tony Bell .... boom operator (as Antony Bell)
Gordon Brown .... dubbing editor
Fay Corner .... assistant dubbing editor
Sam Morton .... dialogue editor
Bruce White .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Tony Willis .... effects cameraman (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Costello .... gaffer
Jonathan Earp .... clapper loader
Malcolm Evans .... generator operator
Bob Mathers .... best boy
David Morgan .... focus puller
Chris Mortley .... electrician
Ian Pleeth .... still photographer
Alan Rank .... grip
Andrew Speller .... camera operator
Casting Department
Gilly Poole .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Howells .... assistant costume supervisor
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Michael Feinberg .... assistant editor
Location Management
Martin Lee .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Andy Brown .... music contractor
The London Metropolitan Orchestra .... music performed by
Barrington Pheloung .... conductor
Other crew
Trevor Bond .... title designer
Fliss Coombs .... publicist
Philip Fenerty .... technical consultant
Robert Gasser .... college advisor
Virginia Green .... production secretary
Pauline Harlow .... script supervisor
Kelly Howard-Garde .... production coordinator
Clair McCoy .... production accountant

Series Crew
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Art Department
Julian Parry .... assistant art director
Terry Forrestal .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Canada:103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The book that Morse is reading 'Jude the Obscure' by Thomas Hardy.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Miss Baines falls over the edge of the stairs, it is quite clearly a dummy that is dropped.See more »
Morse:Have you ever thought about the person who designed the sports skirt? Somebody sat down & drew a fantasy, and made it compulsory uniform. I can never watch Wimbledon without thanking that manSee more »
Flight of the ValkyriesSee more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as Wolvercote Tongue, but it is still a very good episode!, 2 July 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Last Seen Wearing is based on the second book by Colin Dexter, and while it starts off quite slowly, and doesn't have the most exciting storyline from Morse, it is still well looking out for. There is as always a wonderful script, and some excellent camera-work. My favourite was the close up of Morse reading the book at the beginning. It tells the story of a missing girl, who is thought by Morse as dead, but Lewis thinks differently. This is the first time where Morse and Lewis properly differentiate in opinion, providing a contrast between Morse's gruff persona to that of Lewis, which is chirpy and quite charming. John Thaw and Kevin Whately are excellent in the leads, and Peter Woodthorpe is also a delight to see. James Grout as Strange makes his second appearance here, the first one being briefly in Dead of Jericho. Susanne Bertish is also good as Cheryl Baines, and Peter McEnnery as Donald Phillipson. Frances Tomelty looks beautiful and acts more than adequately as Valerie's mother. The story, while not as exciting as something like Masonic Mysteries and Day of the Devil, is still an intriguing one. All in all, not Morse's best, but definitely a good one, and I will say, all the Morse episodes range from good to outstanding. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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