Morse investigates a seemingly apparent hit-and-run accident that has claimed the life of an Oxford don.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Venables ...
Prof Alistair Coke Norris
Judy Vallens
Guy Williams ...
Jolyon Frobisher
Charlie Ayres
Dr. Ian Kern
Millicent Coke Norris
Chris Barnes ...
Albert Gudgeon


Professor Coke Norris is killed in a hit and run. At the same time Thursday is perturbed to learn that the new owner of the Moonlight Room night club is Vic Kasper,a London gangster with whom he has history. Morse finds proof that Coke Norris visited the club as well as discovering that he was opposed to the sale of college land to build a housing estate. The murder of a cigarette girl from the club used in a blackmail plot to expedite the sale leads Thursday to Kasper as Morse discovers the reason for his superior's hatred of the man and they combine to act when Thursday's daughter is endangered. Morse then works out the real reason for the professor's murder before sitting his sergeant's exams. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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28 July 2013 (USA)  »

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The sub-plot involving the use of Professor Coke-Norris's London flat by his colleagues for purposes of assignation obviously derives from Billy Wilder's 1960 film, "The Apartment". See more »


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[in the pub, Jakes carries three glasses of beer to the table: two pints of bitter for Morse and Thursday and a pint of lighter beer for himself]
DI Fred Thursday: [to Jakes] What's that, then? *Lager* beer, is it?
[Jakes echoes the advertising slogan]
DS Peter Jakes: Double Diamond. Works wonders.
DC Endeavour Morse: [dryly] The wonder is anyone buys the stuff.
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Interesting but confusing
6 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like British series especially crime. This series is supposed to be about a Inspector Morse when he was young.

This series is made in 2013. There is so much smoking in it and Morse seems to start drinking like in the older Inspector Morse. There is a lot of music in the background, mostly classical I think to show that Morse was not just a cop that drank to much but someone that has so called upper class taste in music. The music is loud, and like the few other episodes is just to much. It takes away from what is happening on the in the storyline which is already complicated and hard to understand.

When at the end they try to bring the conclusion and the reasons for the crime and the people that are guilty, Endeavor talks to much. He goes on and on for us to understand. In the Poirot and Miss Marple series they do something similar but it is simple to understand. Endeavor's details are dragged out mentioning details we never knew but are supposed to understand.

So the acting is good by Shaw Evans as Endeavor and his boss Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday don't like the overacting and shouting by Anton Lesser-Chief Bright. He also played in Garrow's Law.

I don't know if I will continue to watch this series unless they change the format, lower the music and make it less complicated to understand.

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