Inspector Morse: Season 1, Episode 2

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (13 Jan. 1987)

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The murder of a deaf university entrance examiner leads Morse and Lewis into a possible college cheating scandal.

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Frederick Treves ...
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Morse and Lewis investigate the death of Nicholas Quinn, a hard of hearing Oxford examiner who had recently complained to his superior that others in the examination syndicate were selling secrets. Quinn died of cyanide poisoning but Morse is convinced that this is a case of murder, not suicide. When a second prominent member of the syndicate is killed, Morse looks to the other members for the murderer. What he finds is a maze of deceit and office adultery. Written by garykmcd

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"No it isn't, Morse's law is that we have time for one more pint"
1 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Silent World Of Nicolas Quinn is a well crafted episode based on Colin Dexter's book. The episode concerns the death of a man working in a syndicate, the catch being that he is deaf. The episode is certainly intriguing, being fairly faithful to the book, while cutting some bits out, and has the advantage of a very good cast. The script is excellently written, I particularly loved Morse's "No it isn't, Morse's law is that we have time for one more pint" which is a mere contradiction to the principle we hear him utter at the beginning, "Morse's law is that whoever finds the body is the murderer", a principle that isn't strictly true, and perhaps an emphasis on the fact that Morse is a good inspector but a poor policeman. John Thaw is more than excellent as Morse, especially when he is being attacked by Roger Lloyd Pack, and when Lewis comes to the rescue, it feels ironic that Morse is less than gratifying towards the young sergeant. Kevin Whately is as charming as ever as Lewis, and the likes of Clive Swift, Barbara Flynn, Michael Gough and Anthony Smee offer their talents. All in all, a very intriguing episode. 10/10 Bethany Cox.


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