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"Inspector Morse" The Remorseful Day (TV Episode 2000) Poster

(TV Series)

(2000)

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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.
Barrington Pheloung, the composer of the 'Morse' theme, and countless pieces of incidental music throughout the series appears as the Musical Director rehearsing the choristers (and Sir Lionel) practicing Faure's Requiem.
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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.
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The poem "How Clear, How Lovely Bright" that Morse recites here is also recited by the young Morse in the Endeavour episode "Neverland".
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Cameo 

Colin Dexter: The author, appears as a wheelchair bound tourist photographing the Charwell bridge.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

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.
When the final scene was being filmed, in which Morse has a heart attack and collapses on the lawn of Exeter College, the camera, which had been working perfectly until that moment, jammed on five consecutive takes before finally allowing the take that appears in the episode.
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