Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
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The Settling of the Sun 

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

Writers:

Colin Dexter (story), Charles Wood (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Thaw ... Chief Inspector Morse
Kevin Whately ... Detective Sergeant Lewis
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Jane Robson
Robert Stephens ... Sir Wilfred Mulryne
Derek Fowlds ... Kurt Friedman, aka Michael Robson
Robert Lang ... Chief Superintendent Dewar
Avis Bunnage Avis Bunnage ... Mrs. Warbut
Amanda Burton ... Mirella Lunghi
Peter Woodthorpe ... Max
Philip Middlemiss Philip Middlemiss ... Graham Daniel
Eiji Kusuhara ... Yukio Li
Tim Barker Tim Barker ... Ralph Thomas
Llewellyn Rees Llewellyn Rees ... Reverend Robson
Blue MacAskill Blue MacAskill ... Alex Robson
Ellis Van Maarseveen Ellis Van Maarseveen ... Heidi Vettinger
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Storyline

Morse is pressed into service when, while attending a college dinner for an eclectic group of foreign summer students, a Japanese member of the group suddenly excuses himself and a short time later is found brutally murdered in his room. There are any number of suspects, several of whom had bad experiences with the Japanese during World War II and at least one student that is clearly not what he claims to be. When traces of drugs are found on the Japanese student's clothing the drug squad is now involved. But when a second member of the group is murdered, Morse is convinced that this is far more than a simple case of drug smuggling gone awry. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-MA
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1988 (UK) See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Author of the Inspector Morse series, Colin Dexter, appears in a cameo. When Morse takes Alex Robson to hospital to visit her Aunt Jane, a doctor, portrayed by Dexter, is standing to the left, reviewing a chart, which he hangs up at the foot of the neighboring bed and walks out of the scene. See more »

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Chief Inspector Morse: The most suspicious thing is an excellent alibi.
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Would have been an ok episode except for the awful direction and production
6 January 2018 | by root-64821See all my reviews

Compared to other Morse episodes, this falls very short. Nearly every scene is horribly clunky and deliberate. It made the whole episode very flat and plodding. Morse's interest in a female character (a recurring theme in Morse and often awkward) is very awful in this episode, it couldn't be less believable.


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