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1. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Sean Rigby

Votes: 11,130

2. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 8,090

3. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 7,775

4. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Pilot (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Young Endeavour Morse joins Inspector Fred Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of a schoolgirl named Mary Tremlett.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Michael Matus, John Light, Flora Montgomery, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 3,859

5. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Reputation (2006)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DI Robert Lewis teams up with DS James Hathaway to look into the murder of an Oxford mathematics student.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Charlie Cox, Sophie Winkleman, Colin Starkey, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,331

6. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Girl (2013)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The sudden death of a secretarial student and the shooting of a doctor appear unconnected, but Morse suspects otherwise.

Director: Edward Bazalgette | Stars: Jonathan Hyde, Alan Morrissey, Shaun Evans, Fiona Ryan

Votes: 672

7. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Fugue (2013)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The strangulation of a married woman and the poisoning of an elderly botanist lead Morse to bring a serial killer to justice.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Shaun Evans, Abigail Thaw, Lavinia Bertram, Laura Rees

Votes: 644

8. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Neverland (2014)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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When a petty criminal absconds from an open prison, it sets off a chain reaction of troubling events, threatening to expose unspeakable horrors of the past.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Roger Allam, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Andrew Gower, Oliver Lansley

Votes: 608

9. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Rocket (2013)

TV-PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An unpopular fitter is murdered during a royal visit at a family owned munitions factory.

Director: Craig Viveiros | Stars: James Merry, Rosalind Halstead, Jack Roth, James Northcote

Votes: 559

10. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Nocturne (2014)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The death of an elderly gentleman with a specialism in heraldry and genealogy propels Morse to the Blythe Mount School for Girls.

Director: Giuseppe Capotondi | Stars: Jack Laskey, Shaun Evans, Susy Kane, Imogen Gurney

Votes: 551

11. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Ride (2016)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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While recuperating in a wooden shack in a forest, Morse is drawn into the complex lives of the rich people across the lake.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Nick Sampson, Anton Lesser, David Oakes, Meghan Treadway

Votes: 551

12. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Dead of Jericho (1987)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Anne Stavely, a friend of Morse's, ostensibly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, though Morse isn't convinced.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gemma Jones, Patrick Troughton

Votes: 542

13. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Home (2013)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Morse investigates a seemingly apparent hit-and-run accident that has claimed the life of an Oxford don.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Paul Venables, Shaun Evans, Louise Dylan, Guy Williams

Votes: 532

14. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Coda (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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As Endeavour Morse takes his sergeant's exam, a garment factory owner is shot dead outside a bank during a wage snatch.

Director: Oliver Blackburn | Stars: Tom Mothersdale, Tom McKay, Bronson Webb, Jimmy Walker

Votes: 519

15. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Trove (2014)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When an unknown man plummets to his death, Morse unearths secrets in the very bowels of the university and far beyond the city.

Director: Kristoffer Nyholm | Stars: Nigel Cooke, Jessie Buckley, Shaun Evans, Jessica Ellerby

Votes: 514

16. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 506

17. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Sway (2014)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A housewife found choked to death in her own house marks the third strangling in a month, setting Oxford City Police on edge.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Shaun Evans, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam, Michael Thomas

Votes: 494

18. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The murder of a deaf university entrance examiner leads Morse and Lewis into a possible college cheating scandal.

Director: Brian Parker | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Barbara Flynn, Michael Gough

Votes: 490

19. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Prey (2016)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The detectives are called in to deal with the case of a missing au pair who disappeared after her evening class at Night School.

Director: Lawrence Gough | Stars: Stefanie Martini, Amy McCallum, Darrell D'Silva, Rob Callender

Votes: 480

20. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Remorseful Day (2000)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An ailing Morse involves himself in a year old cold murder case of a nymphomaniac is when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Meg Davies, Eddie Webber

Votes: 479

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Service of All the Dead (1987)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The members of a church who attended a particular service start to die one by one.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Angela Morant, John Normington

Votes: 465

22. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Ghost in the Machine (1989)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A vanished baronet and the theft of some of his collection of erotic art is investigated by Morse and Lewis.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 446

23. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Wolvercote Tongue (1987)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During an exclusive tour an elderly woman dies suddenly and the priceless piece of Medieval jewelry she was going to donate to a local museum vanishes.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Simon Callow, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 442

24. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Arcadia (2016)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The death of an artist in a horrendous house fire leaves Oxford City Police baffled as to the cause of the blaze.

Director: Bryn Higgins | Stars: Chris Larkin, Genevieve O'Reilly, Charles Babalola, Shvorne Marks

Votes: 438

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Dead on Time (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Brendan O'Hea, David Haig

Votes: 438

26. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Last Seen Wearing (1988)

TV-MA | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When Morse is assigned a cold case of a runaway teenager from school, he suspects that the girl's been murdered.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Peter McEnery, Suzanne Bertish

Votes: 436

27. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Second Time Around (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Morse links the killing of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner on the night of his retirement to the 18 year old cold case murder of an 8 year old girl.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Jenny Laird, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 435

28. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Settling of the Sun (1988)

TV-MA | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Because Morse is a speaker at a University dinner when a Japanese becomes ill and is later found ritualistically murdered, he becomes everyone's alibi.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Anna Calder-Marshall, Robert Stephens

Votes: 435

29. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Game (2017)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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As Endeavour and Thursday deal with the heartbreak of Joan's departure, a death at East Cowley Slipper Baths hurls the pair into another dark adventure.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Shaun Evans, Sara Vickers, Roger Allam, Daniel Attwell

Votes: 424

30. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Life Born of Fire (2008)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The suicide of Hathaway's old friend tests his relationship with Lewis as he must come to terms with ambivalence about his own sexual past.

Director: Richard Spence | Stars: Philip Battley, Matthew Marsh, Ian McNeice, Rachael Stirling

Votes: 423

31. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Death of the Self (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Morse looks to mix a little pleasure with business when he and Lewis are sent to Italy to look into the suspicious death of an English woman near Vicenza.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Michael Kitchen, Christopher Hunter

Votes: 422

32. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Infernal Serpent (1990)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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An environmentalist professor is mugged and later dies of a heart attack after an attack on campus just prior to a controversial debate.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Geoffrey Palmer, David Neal

Votes: 422

33. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Driven to Distraction (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After two beautiful women are stabbed to death a month apart by the same killer, the only connection between the pair is their car dealership.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Julia Lane, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 421

34. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Whom the Gods Would Destroy (2007)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A middle-aged Oxford graduate is found murdered. The investigation implicates a senior university figure and leads to a long-hidden secret.

Director: Marc Jobst | Stars: Sasha Behar, Richard Lintern, Crispin Redman, Sian Thomas

Votes: 418

35. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Last Bus to Woodstock (1988)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A young blonde hitches a late lift from a bus stop and ends up dead in a pub car park.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Anthony Bate, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 415

36. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deceived by Flight (1989)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Lewis goes undercover as a worker at the University so he can go undercover on the cricket team and discover the murderer of Morse's old college roommate.

Director: Anthony Simmons | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Norman Rodway

Votes: 408

37. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (2008)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The murder of a maintenance worker at the Bodleian Library and the death of a popular Art student seem to be linked.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Darren Clarke, Haydn Gwynne, Sam Alexander, Emily Beecham

Votes: 399

38. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Wench Is Dead (1998)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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While Morse is in hospital for a bleeding ulcer, he takes an interest in an 1859 murder and becomes convinced its resolution was a miscarriage of justice.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: John Thaw, Lisa Eichhorn, James Grout, Louisa Lawrenson

Votes: 394

39. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

Votes: 392

40. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Promised Land (1991)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Morse and Lewis go to Australia to find a witness who has been in witness protection for ten years, but this is one witness who doesn't want to be found.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Con O'Neill

Votes: 392

41. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Happy Families (1992)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The head of a wealthy but dysfunctional family is found bludgeoned to death in the family estate as Morse is forced to deal with the resultant media frenzy.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sukie Smith, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 391

42. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Way Through the Woods (1995)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When a serial killer is murdered in prison, his deathbed confession disavows one of the murders he had previously confessed to. Morse wants to reopen the case.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gary Powell, Vivienne Ritchie

Votes: 388

43. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Canticle (2017)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Endeavour is charged with protecting Joy Pettybon, self-appointed guardian of the nation's morals, who is visiting Oxford to promote her 'Keep Britain Decent' campaign.

Director: Michael Lennox | Stars: Sharlette Henry, Paul Bown, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Phil Rowson

Votes: 382

44. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Expiation (2007)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When an Oxford housewife is found hanged in her home, Lewis and Hathaway unearth a far darker murder case than the initial suicide verdict suggests.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Emma Croft, Eva Sayer, James Wilby, Julia Joyce

Votes: 381

45. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Cherubim & Seraphim (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A new drug developed to combat senility is ironically being distributed to teens at all-night parties and driving some to suicide.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Liza Walker, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 380

46. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Last Enemy (1989)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A headless, armless, footless body of a murdered academic is found in Oxford Canal and his investigation leads to petty hatred and jealousy among the local academia.

Director: James Scott | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Barry Foster

Votes: 378

47. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Secret of Bay 5B (1989)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A bullying, controlling womanizer who also blackmails his conquests is found garroted in his car in a garage deck.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Amanda Hillwood, Mel Martin

Votes: 377

48. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Sins of the Fathers (1990)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Andy Bradford, Trevor Martin

Votes: 373

49. This Morning (1988– )

120 min | Talk-Show

5.1
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Magazine show featuring lifestyle, cookery, fashion and news segments, along with celebrity interviews and gossip.

Stars: Phillip Schofield, Darren Kennedy, Ruth Langsford, Holly Willoughby

Votes: 366

50. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Counter Culture Blues (2009)

TV-PG | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The lead singer of a 60s rock band who is believed to have committed suicide 35 years earlier suddenly materializes and wants to reorganize the group.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Paul Panting, Tom Kane, Perdita Weeks

Votes: 363