Inspector Morse: Season 7, Episode 3

Twilight of the Gods (20 Jan. 1993)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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When Gwladys Probert, a world renowned mezzo-soprano, is shot by a sniper at Oxford, Morse, one of her biggest fans, sees a link with an earlier murder of a freelance journalist.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gwladys Probert
Elaine English ...
Alan David ...
Sir Watkin Davies
Celia Montague ...
Adele Baydon
Arabella Baydon
Paul Rattigan ...
Mark Scott
Victor Ignotas
Julian Curry ...
Alan Cartwright
Don Fellows ...
Lyman Stansky
Helen Buscott
Michaela Noakes ...
Gentile Bellocchio


Morse's police work and love of music come together as he investigates the murder of a journalist who was writing about college benefactor Andrew Baydon, and is witness when opera singer Gwladys Probert is shot while standing next to Baydon at the annual procession. Written by hgallon

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

20 January 1993 (UK)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Andrew Baydon was based on disgraced newspaper publisher Robert Maxwell. See more »


When Lewis interrogates Vavasseur, the latter's left hand switches from lying on his knee and resting on the back of the bench between shots. See more »


Helen Buscott, Baydon's secretary: The Secretary of State wonders if you can spare a word.
Andrew Baydon: Knobhead! That's a word I can spare - knobhead!
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Military Polonaise
("opus 40 #1") (uncredited)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin (as Chopin)
Performed by Allan Corduner on piano
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Brilliant acting but the most mediocre Morse e.episode
25 September 2006 | by (Perth., Western Australia) – See all my reviews

Sir John Gielgud steals this show with his wit and overall brilliance in acting. The usually expertise of Robert Hardy is poor and he overacts his part as a self-made ex-Lithuanian immigrant.The rest of the normal cast are very good as normal but the story line is the poorest of the whole series. Normal Morse enthusiast could easily use the fast forward and only stop when Sir John is on screen, especially his last appearance. Many of his asides could be puerile in most actors hands but with him the absolute opposite is true.

Being a Wagner enthusiast, the title would imply much Wagnerian background music which was curiously lacking for the most part. I had expected a comment from Morse when the repetiteur played the Tristan chord but none was forthcoming!

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