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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After the filming of the final Morse episode, "The Remorseful Day", the burgundy Jaguar 2.4, registration number 248 RPA, used by Morse was given away in a prize draw to a man who lives in Oxford. The owner later sold the car at auction for £53,000 in April 2002. In 2005, the present owner spent £100,000 renovating the car and restoring it to its brand-new condition, and has put it up for sale. See more »

Quotes

[Morse's last words]
Morse: Thank Lewis for me.
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Featured in Goodbye 2000 (2000) See more »

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Unchained Melody
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Music by Alex North (1955)
Lyrics by Hy Zaret
Hummed by Meg Davies
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Such a heart-rending ending to a wonderful series!
4 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Inspector Morse. I have all the books and episodes at home, and it is one of my all-time favourites. I loved this episode. It was so heart-rending at the end, when Morse died, seeing as he was such an iconic character. John Thaw, one of Britain's finest actors, was brilliant here, as he was consistently in the series. His heart-attack was so well-acted, I was in tears before I knew what was happening, the shot with Morse saying absolutely nothing and doing little, letting his eyes and facial expressions do all the work is one of the series' most remarkable and moving moments. I read the book recently, and I cried at the end. Kevin Whately and the guest stars especially Paul Freeman also shone considerably in this episode, and the use of Faure's Requiem was truly effective .Thank you to everyone for a wonderful series, and may the spirit of John Thaw live on. I am kind of glad that Morse stopped, because I just can't imagine someone else playing Morse, I just can't. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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