Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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The Remorseful Day 

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.


Jack Gold


Colin Dexter (novel), Stephen Churchett (screenplay)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Chief Inspector Morse
Kevin Whately ... Detective Sergeant Lewis
Meg Davies Meg Davies ... Yvonne Harrison
Eddie Webber ... Harry Repp
Anna Wilson-Jones ... Sandra Harrison
Paul Freeman ... Frank Harrison
James Benson James Benson ... Paddy Flynn
Clare Holman ... Dr. Laura Hobson
James Grout ... Chief Superintendent Strange
Paul Hegarty Paul Hegarty ... SOCO Officer
T.P. McKenna ... Professor Sir Lionel Phelps
Helen Pearson ... Debbie Repp
Sean Wightman Sean Wightman ... PC at Landfill
Jesse Birdsall ... John Barron
Aidan David Aidan David ... Roy Holmes (as Aidan J. David)


A year after her murder, the police re-open the case of Yvonne Harrison when they receive an anonymous letter implicating a burglar, Harry Repp, who is about to be released from prison. Supt. Strange assigns the case to DS Lewis, who is chafing at the bit awaiting his promotion to Inspector. Morse has been ill and has only just returned to work. He steps on Lewis' toes by involving himself in the case, but as the body count rises, Morse finds himself in charge of investigating a woman who had many affairs with many different men. When he learns that the dead men were in possession of large amount of cash, he suspects they were blackmailing her murderer. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

15 November 2000 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barrington Pheloung, the composer of the 'Morse' theme, and countless pieces of incidental music throughout the series appears as the Musical Director rehearsing the choristers (and Sir Lionel) practicing Faure's Requiem. See more »


[Morse is exasperated that Dr Hobson can't give a more accurate estimate of time of death]
Chief Inspector Morse: [ironically] Can't you be *less* precise?
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Featured in Goodbye 2000 (2000) See more »


Requiem in D Minor, Opus 48 - In Paradisum
Composed by Gabriel Fauré (1887-1890)
Heard when Morse collapses
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Sad ending to a wonderful series.
3 February 2007 | by Peter-PosettiSee all my reviews

Sad ending to a wonderful series. Perhaps the principal characters and co were becoming tired of the long running series. Frankly, I wish this series never finished as I have enjoyed it so much for more than fifteen years, even the re-runs. I am grateful that television networks still continue to do re-runs. I am sure many television viewers of my age would agree. I think Thaw and Whately were always wonderful together and I will miss them. In recent years I have seen other productions in which Thaw and Whately appeared (although not together). I still think of Thaw as Morse and Whately as Lewis. They were so good together.

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