Inspector Morse: Season 4, Episode 2

The Sins of the Fathers (10 Jan. 1990)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 173 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

The managing director and heir apparent to a venerable family-owned brewery in dire financial straits is found drowned in a vat of his own ale.

Director:

Writers:

(characters),
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2280 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 206 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
a list of 230 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sins of the Fathers (10 Jan 1990)

The Sins of the Fathers (10 Jan 1990) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Inspector Morse.
« Previous Episode | 13 of 33 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Andy Bradford ...
Trevor Radford
Trevor Martin ...
Alan Sowden
Paul Mooney ...
Pathologist
Simon Slater ...
Norman Weeks
Kamilla Blanche ...
Gail
Jean Ainslie ...
Cleaning Lady
...
Helen Radford
Noel Johnson ...
Butler
Isabel Dean ...
Isobel Radford
Paul Shelley ...
Stephen Radford
...
Charles Radford
...
Betty Marsden ...
Cynthia Preece
Edit

Storyline

Trevor Radford, Managing Director of the family's Radford Breweries, is found murdered in the brewery. He had been working late one evening mounting a defense against an unwelcome takeover attempt from a rival brewery. There appears to be some disagreement in the family as to whether they should sell out. His brother Stephen, an entrepreneur in his own right, thought the time had come to rid themselves of a losing proposition but their father would like to maintain the family tradition that now spans 150 years. Morse and Lewis learn that Trevor's wife was having an affair with Stephen, so there is always the possibility that there this is a crime of passion rather than greed. They also learn of a long ago claim against the business' assets. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1990 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The song from which both Thelma Radford and Morse quote ("A bachelor gay am I, though I suffer from Cupid's dart.") is called A Bachelor Gay, and comes from The Maid of the Mountain, an operetta with music by Harold Fraser-Simson and lyrics by Harry Graham. See more »

Goofs

The radio announcer twice mispronounces the Oxford region of St. Aldates as St. Algates. See more »

Quotes

Wheatley: I'm the white knight, Morse.
Chief Inspector Morse: But who's the dragon, George?
See more »

Crazy Credits

The episode credits erroneously state that the series is, "Based on the characters created by ALAN Dexter." The original books were written by COLIN Dexter. See more »

Connections

References David Copperfield (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

La Traviata
(uncredited)
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi (1853)
Record played at Radford pool, while Morse is changing a tire, and again at his home.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lots of Mirrors and Windows.
9 April 2010 | by (Nagoya, Japan) – See all my reviews

A good story with lots of surprises though the director, Peter Hammond, just couldn't stop himself from shooting the character's reflections off of as many mirrors and any other reflect-able items that might be around as possible. But that was not enough, as any pane of glass about also had to be shot through. And one more thing. The back's of John Thaw's ears get top billing in that half of the the back of Morse's head was shot so often during police interviews. Peter Hammond's three "Morses" were definitely the darkest shot episodes in the series -- especially "Service of All the Dead."

I didn't see Colin Dexter's mug in this episode.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is the music different in British and US versions? nanonta
Beer Drinking rarebreedpictures
Why was Morse depicted so much older than Thaw was? atukana
Morse's women sandra-riddell
Boring me to death, can't take it ctyankee1
Do non-Brits watch Morse? jolleymatt-1
Discuss The Sins of the Fathers (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?