Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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Twilight of the Gods 

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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Gwladys Probert
Elaine English ...
Tammy
Alan David ...
Sir Watkin Davies
Celia Montague ...
Adele Baydon
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Arabella Baydon
Paul Rattigan ...
Mark Scott
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Victor Ignotas
Julian Curry ...
Alan Cartwright
Don Fellows ...
Lyman Stansky
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Helen Buscott
Michaela Noakes ...
Janet
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Gentile Bellocchio
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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

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20 January 1993 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The character of Welsh opera singer Gwladys Probert was based on Welsh soprano Dame Gwyneth Jones. See more »

Goofs

For the purpose of this episode the Bodleian Library is open during Encaenia Day. In reality the library was always closed on that day, until 2007 when opening it was trialed. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector Morse: Allowing the pages of The Sun to pass before your eyes does not amount to reading, Lewis.
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Connections

Edited into Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000) See more »

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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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