Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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Dead on Time 

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.


John Madden


Daniel Boyle (as Daniel Boyle), Colin Dexter (characters) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Chief Inspector Morse
Kevin Whately ... Detective Sergeant Lewis
Brendan O'Hea Brendan O'Hea ... Telecom Engineer
David Haig ... Peter Rhodes
Susan Jane Tanner Susan Jane Tanner ... Nurse Rogers (as Susan-Jane Tanner)
James Walker James Walker ... Henry Fallon
Martyn Waites Martyn Waites ... Duty Constable
Thomas Craig ... Desk Sergeant
Roger Frost Roger Frost ... Photographer
James Grant James Grant ... McGregor
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... William Bryce-Morgan
Joanna David ... Susan Fallon
Lesley Vickerage ... WPC
Christopher Owen Christopher Owen ... Solicitor
Richard Hampton Richard Hampton ... Coroner


Henry Fallon, who is wheelchair bound and is suffering from a neurological disorder, apparently commits suicide and Morse has mixed feelings working on this case as he was once engaged to the dead man's wife, Susan Fallon. The body was found by his son-in-law Peter Rhodes, a local antiques dealer and the victim's wife was in London. When Fallon's doctor advises Morse that Henry didn't have the physical capability to hold a gun to his head, the police realize they may have a murder on their hands. When the police are told that the business arrangement between Fallon and Rhodes had fallen apart, they also have a suspect. Lewis is concerned that Morse is too close to Mrs. Fallon to be objective but in the end, the perpetrators are identified. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

26 February 1992 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[talking about his mechanical bucking bronco]
William Bryce-Morgan: It doesn't eat, it doesn't poo.
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Edited into Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000) See more »


String Quintet in C major (D. 956, opus posthumous 163)
by Franz Schubert
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One of the Best
2 August 2018 | by susanhudek53See all my reviews

I loved this episode. We definitely get more of an insight into the characters of Morse and Lewis. Lewis has a true love for Morse and Morse is so despairingly in need of someone's love. John Thaw is wonderful in this show..his character has so many facets to his personality. He's not just a grumpy guy..he's so much more. Lewis is truly a kind and very efficient partner..I just love his character more and more. I bought the box set from very well spent.

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