Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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The Remorseful Day 

An ailing Morse involves himself in a year old cold murder case of a nymphomaniac is when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.

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Meg Davies ...
Yvonne Harrison
Eddie Webber ...
Harry Repp
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Sandra Harrison
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Frank Harrison
James Benson ...
Paddy Flynn
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Paul Hegarty ...
SOCO Officer
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Helen Pearson ...
Debbie Repp
Sean Wightman ...
PC at Landfill
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John Barron
Aidan David ...
Roy Holmes (as Aidan J. David)
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A year after her murder, the police re-open the case of Yvonne Harrison when they receive an anonymous letter implicating a burglar, Harry Repp, who is about to be released from prison. Supt. Strange assigns the case to DS Lewis, who is chafing at the bit awaiting his promotion to Inspector. Morse has been ill and has only just returned to work. He steps on Lewis' toes by involving himself in the case, but as the body count rises, Morse finds himself in charge of investigating a woman who had many affairs with many different men. When he learns that the dead men were in possession of large amount of cash, he suspects they were blackmailing her murderer. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 November 2000 (UK)  »

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The episode ends with the simple scene in which Lewis visits Morse's body, kisses him on the forehead and says "Goodbye, Sir". Several further scenes were filmed with Lewis walking away, holding back tears, then driving off and bursting into tears as he was stopped at traffic lights. However during editing these were discarded as being unnecessary, on the grounds that the simple "Goodbye, Sir" scene makes the point just as well. See more »

Quotes

Detective Sergeant Lewis: [about a satchel full of money] Well, it's obvious, isn't it? Blackmail!
Chief Inspector Morse: I don't like the obvious.
Detective Sergeant Lewis: Yeah, I know you don't, sir, but sometimes it's, it's just - obvious!
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Featured in Goodbye 2000 (2000) See more »

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In Paradisum
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Gregorian Chant
Heard while Morse collapses
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Sad ending to a wonderful series.
3 February 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Sad ending to a wonderful series. Perhaps the principal characters and co were becoming tired of the long running series. Frankly, I wish this series never finished as I have enjoyed it so much for more than fifteen years, even the re-runs. I am grateful that television networks still continue to do re-runs. I am sure many television viewers of my age would agree. I think Thaw and Whately were always wonderful together and I will miss them. In recent years I have seen other productions in which Thaw and Whately appeared (although not together). I still think of Thaw as Morse and Whately as Lewis. They were so good together.


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