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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Davies ...
Yvonne Harrison
Eddie Webber ...
Harry Repp
Sandra Harrison
Frank Harrison
James Benson ...
Paddy Flynn
Paul Hegarty ...
SOCO Officer
Helen Pearson ...
Debbie Repp
Sean Wightman ...
PC at Landfill
John Barron
Aidan David ...
Roy Holmes (as Aidan J. David)


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 title is taken from the poem "How Clear, How Lovely Bright" by A E Housman. Morse recites this poem to Lewis as they chat over a pint at the pub, with the setting sun behind them. See more »


Chief Inspector Morse: Isn't it your round?
Detective Sergeant Lewis: Do you think another one's a good idea?
Chief Inspector Morse: Think? That's why I want it - to think. I don't drink for pleasure!
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Featured in Goodbye 2000 (2000) See more »


Requiem in D Minor, Opus 48
Composed by Gabriel Fauré (1887-1890)
Sung by T. P. McKenna (dubbed)
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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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