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  Inspector Morse
Morse was a phenomenon of the late eighties - a thinking, feeling detective with a penchant for beer and crosswords, who lived on his own, listened to classical music with a ear for the best and a dismissive dislike for the rest, and who didn't suffer fools gladly.
Chief Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis are in for a severe case of culture shock when the search for an ex-supergrass takes them away from the dreaming spires of Oxford and into the outback of Australia, there to face the harsher realities of a more dangerous environment.
Morse is haunted by the past when he investigates the apparent suicide of a terminally ill Oxford don and finds that he has an unexpected personal connection with the family.
www.history.kessler-web.co.uk /Guide/InspectorMorse.htm   (2104 words)

 TV ACRES: Character Bios - John Thaw as Endeavour Morse (Inspector Morse)
Morse's first case involved murder of his friend Anne Staveley, the victim of an apparent suicide who was found hanging in her home in the Jericho quarter of the town.
And even though Morse insisted on being in control of his cases, his practical side allowed him to partner with his old rival Chief Inspector Dawson to solve the mysterious death of a former deputy police commissioner that linked with the unsolved murder of a girl 18 years earlier.
The Inspector Morse series was produced by Central Television in the United Kingdom and aired on PBS stations nationwide in the United States.
www.tvacres.com /char_morse_inspector.htm   (720 words)

 Inspector Morse
Morse spends some large part of the film trying to convince the skeptical Lewis that "Sophocles did it" after finding that the murdered woman has Oedipus Rex at her bedside and her putative son has damaged his eyes.
Morse's Oxford is full of familial and professional jealousies and passions rather than urban deprivation, unemployment and criminal sub-cultures.
For if Morse, the former Oxford student and doer of crosswords is the brilliant loner who is vulnerable to the charms of women of a certain age it is Lewis, happily married with children, who, like Dr. Watson, does much of the leg-work and deduction, while also nurturing his brilliant chief.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/I/htmlI/inspectormor/inspectormor.htm   (700 words)

 Inspector Morse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the 33 episode TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000, in which he was portrayed by John Thaw.
Morse is a senior CID (Criminal Investigation Department) officer with the Thames Valley Police in Oxford, England.
Morse dies in a hospital bed from complications of his neglected type 2 diabetes—his diabetes is mentioned repeatedly in the later books, and is one of the more realistic treatments of this disease in fiction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inspector_Morse   (1257 words)

 Inspector Morse (an Episode Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Morse realises that he has unwittingly provided all his murder suspects with a watertight alibi, as they were all at a dinner he was attending, and he suspects he has been set up.
Morse and Lewis are sent to investigate the apparent burglary of some erotic paintings belonging to a local baronet, Sir Julius Hanbury, who also seems to have disappeared during the election of the new Master of Courtney College, for which he is a candidate.
Morse discovers that cricket is the last thing on the mind of the Clarets XI old boys' team when their annual match is brought to an abrupt halt by the untimely death of one of their players.
epguides.com /InspectorMorse/guide.shtml   (2589 words)

 The PHILIP QUAST Guide - Screen - Inspector Morse
Morse is stunned by the revelation that he must change his lifestyle of heavy drinking; but his ever-active mind keeps him from completely resting, for while he is confined, he decides to disprove the conclusions to an Oxford 'Canal Murder' of 1859.
Morse harasses everyone he can to help him find the evidence to the murder, but underneath he is very concerned for his own health, for it is difficult for him to realize what is happening to him.
Morse does 'solve' the murder case to his satisfaction, but his health is still the issue and he wrestles with the unthinkable idea that this may well be his last case.
www.allthingsquast.info /career/screen/inspectormorse.htm   (343 words)

 Amazon.ca: Inspector Morse: Masonic Mysteries: DVD: Inspector Morse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Morse is "the hunted, instead of the hunter" for once, as he is being constantly framed (literally and figuratively) by someone whom he put away years ago and is trying to get his own back.
The trials Morse is put through parallel the trials by fire and water in the Mozart opera, "The Magic Flute," which he is in rehearsals for at the beginning with his lady friend (played by Kevin Whately's real-life wife), who is subsequently found dead, before a dumbfounded Morse, knife-in-hand and covered in her blood.
Morse is uncharacteristically upbeat throughout most of the duration of the film, particularly especially given the circumstances he is put in.
www.amazon.ca /Inspector-Morse-Masonic-Mysteries/dp/B00007AJDR   (935 words)

 Inspector Morse TV Show - Inspector Morse Television Show - TV.com
Morse (played by the late John Thaw) is not the ideal policeman, his superiors think.
Morse, who has been off sick, is under doctor's orders to cut back on his drinking or face the consequences, but few people realize just how bad the state of his health is when he comes back to active service.
Morse's final order to Lewis is to send him away from his bed-side to follow the final clue which will crack the case.
www.tv.com /inspector-morse/show/4424/summary.html   (645 words)

 TV - England - Inspector Morse - John Thaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Inspector Morse is dead, after thirteen novels, several short stories, and a long-running television series.
The main interest, of course, is Inspector Morse himself, a complex and fascinating character and in some ways a throwback to the days of the eccentric detective.
It is hard now to separate the book character from the TV version, brilliantly portrayed by John Thaw; indeed, Morse changed even in the books because of this, starting out as small, slim, dark-haired and gray-eyed, and gradually transforming into the white-haired, blue-eyed, comfortably middle-aged person we came to know.
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 CNN.com - Books - Inspector Morse deserved to die, says his creator - November 13, 2000
Inspector Morse, played by John Thaw (right), has met his end in books and now will die in the TV series.
The author of 14 Morse novels felt the curmudgeonly sleuth had to pay the penalty for his unhealthy lifestyle amid the dreaming spires of the academic city of Oxford.
Morse's loneliness made playing the part very poignant, especially one scene he recalled when Morse ended a case in Australia and went to a Sydney Opera House performance alone.
archives.cnn.com /2000/books/news/11/13/people.morse.reut   (641 words)

 The Oxford of Inspector Morse, with foreword by Colin Dexter.
The Oxford of Inspector Morse, with foreword by Colin Dexter.
The Morse TV series, based on the award-winning novels of Colin Dexter, was first shown in 1987.
In 1996, still four years before the end of the Morse series, the Tourist Information Centre started to offer public 'Inspector Morse' tours, and these have not lost their popularity, despite the end of the series in 2000.
www.oxfordguides.co.uk /MorseInOxford.htm   (376 words)

 Inspector Morse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Morse's eyes are beginning to turn blue, from gray, but he still drives a Lancia rather than a Jaguar.
Morse jumps to one of his spectacularly wrong conclusions in this story, and it is a truly great one involving Sophocles.
There are also a lot of Morse stories that were written especially for the TV series, not by Dexter, but I won't go into them here since they have never been printed (and, frankly, I didn't watch more than one of them because they were not original).
www.mysterylist.com /morse.htm   (2638 words)

 My Favourite Television Detectives: Inspector Morse
Colin Dexter's character, Inspector Morse, was introduced to the public in 1975 in the novel "Last Bus To Woodstock".
Morse claims that the beer "helps" him to think about his various cases and so in many of the episodes, pubs appear quite frequently.
The plot is centred around somebody's attempt to frame the Inspector after the death of one of his friends, whose body he discovers at a rehearsal for Mozart's Masonic opera, The Magic Flute, which they are both involved in.
www.geocities.com /cl_00_ma/InspectorMorse.htm   (618 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Jewel That Was Ours (Inspector Morse): Books: Colin Dexter,Kevin Whately   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim's handbag...Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell.
One of the most complex novels in the Inspector Morse series, The Jewel That Was Ours is filled with a large number of seemingly interchangeable characters, all of whom have unlimited potential for evil in a plot overly filled with red herrings.
The Morse of this book is rather different from the person played on TV by John Thaw; he has a cruder and less sophisticated personality in spite of his interest in and enjoyment of music.
www.amazon.co.uk /Jewel-That-Ours-Inspector-Morse/dp/1405001119   (975 words)

 [Classical Music in "Inspector Morse" and "Rumpole of the Bailey"]
Morse is in his office, listening to the last part of either the first or third section of the second, Andante, movement of Mozart’s Symphony in D major, number 35, K 385 ("Haffner") (1782), as Lewis comes in about the case with evidence.
Morse and Lewis crawl down into the crypt (while the end of the same Requiem Agnus Dei is heard).
In the second part, Morse and Lewis are in Morse's home listening to Robert Schumann's Quartet for Strings in A major, opus 41, number 3, iii, Adagio Molto (1842) as they discuss phone calls and Lewis' cricket playing before Morse leaves a message on Kate's answering machine.
www.geocities.com /helenroulston/morumus.html   (1309 words)

 INSPECTOR MORSE | A TELEVISION HEAVEN REVIEW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The key role of Morse was assumed by an actor familiar to both the public and Child's himself, from their phenomenally successful time working together on Euston Films seminal 70's cop classic, The Sweeney.
It was the fifth of the published Morse novels, The Dead of Jericho, which eventually had the distinction of being the adaptation that would introduce the characters to television.
Morse's legendary unwillingness to buy the duo's obligatory round of drinks during the course of an investigation).
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /morse.htm   (980 words)

 TVRage.Com :: TV Show Summary :: Inspector Morse :: Television Series Synopsis
Inspector Morse is an English drama with John Thaw as the sarcastic and cynical police officer, Inspector Morse, and his partner, Lewis.
A plaque honouring Inspector Morse has been unveiled at the police station in Oxford where the fictional TV drama character was based.
Colin Dexter, author of the Morse novels, was at St Aldates station on Sunday to formally uncover the tribute.
www.tvrage.com /shows/id-3973   (125 words)

 RTE.ie Entertainment - Inspector Morse series set for remake
A remake of the popular television series 'Inspector Morse' is being planned, two years after the death of its star John Thaw.
All of the Inspector Morse books have already been filmed but it has not yet been confirmed whether Colin Dexter will write new material for the proposed two-part series.
The original series of 'Inspector Morse' was launched in 1987, with Thaw's final appearance in November of 2000.
www.rte.ie /arts/2004/0716/inspectormorse.html   (156 words)

 Inspector Morse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Morse collapses while attending a lecture about the Oxford Canal Murder of 1859.
As he awaits his fate, Morse becomes deeply immersed in the case that was the subject of the lecture, the Oxford Canal murder of 1859.
He is intrigued by the mystery and, convinced there was a miscarriage of justice although 140 years ago, he sets about solving the case.
www.empirenet.com /~wildcard/quast/morse.htm   (277 words)

 Inspector Morse : Losing it[1]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
This was a pilot programme of a spin-off from the much-missed Inspector Morse series based on Colin Dexter’s novels.
Morse was very popular indeed[1] and starred the late John Thaw as the crossword-solving, real-ale-drinking, ever-so-slightly-grumpy Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whatley as his long-suffering sidekick, Sergeant Lewis.
Morse died in the last episode, and sadly, John Thaw died not long afterward, robbing us of any chance of a revival of the series (prequels, that kind of thing).
lcb.me.uk /losingit/tag/inspector_morse   (229 words)

 Amazon.ca: Inspector Morse: Second Time Around: DVD: Inspector Morse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Morse and another chief inspector on the case, Dawson, recognize the man as a suspect from a child murder case from over a decade ago.
Here the extent of Morse's involvement is revealed and one of the lasting impressions we have is the depth of tremendous sadness in his eyes.
Morse is magnanimous in his acceptance of the apology and moves on.
www.amazon.ca /Inspector-Morse-Second-Time-Around/dp/B00007AJDV   (1521 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Inspector Morse - The Complete Series (33 Disc Box Set) [1987]: DVD: John Thaw,Kevin Whately   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
When Inspector Morse first appeared on television in 1987, nobody could have predicted that it would run into the next century, maintaining throughout a quality of scripts and storylines that raised the genre of the detective series to a new level.
At the heart of Morse's professional life is his awkward partnership with Detective Sergeant Lewis, the resolutely ordinary, worldly sidekick who manages to keep his boss in an almost permanent state of exasperation while retaining his grudging respect.
The Morse I know and love is not only a bit of a drinker, but also a smoker (albeit struggling to give up) and a fan of the gee-gees to boot.
www.amazon.co.uk /Inspector-Morse-Complete-Disc-Box/dp/B00006JNBG   (1913 words)

 screenonline: Inspector Morse (1987-2000)
Inspector Morse, an ageing, cultured but cantankerous loner, solves murders with the help of his assistant, Detective Sergeant Lewis.
No one could accuse the programme of being grittily realistic - Oxford's murder rate rivalled the Bronx; Morse, with his taciturn ways and hatred of computers, would have been pensioned off years ago - but there is a level of emotional realism at work.
When Morse died of a coronary in the final episode - fittingly alone - it was a genuinely moving TV moment.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/523493/index.html   (363 words)

 The ghost of Inspector Morse haunts PBS' new 'Mystery' series
But it was never merely a case of a competent actor inhabiting a role: Thaw became Morse, with his love of opera, red wine and, of course, that red Jaguar.
Writer Stephen Churchett, basing his script on a story by Russell Lewis, follows the proven formula of the "Inspector Morse" series: Lewis is similarly underappreciated by his boss, driven to find even more clues after others have prematurely arrived at the wrong solution to the crime and, of course, grudgingly accepting of Hathaway's help.
But "Inspector Lewis" is more than just an homage to "Morse": With Whately and Fox in the leading roles, it works quite well on its own.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/29/DDGFQK75NP1.DTL&feed=rss.entertainment   (612 words)

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