Inspector Morse

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  • TV-14
  • 1987
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.2  (14,225)

From the late 80s to the early 2000s, ITV aired a popular British mystery series called Inspector Morse. Starring renowned British actor John Thaw as the titular character, Inspector Morse follows the investigations and cases of Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Endeavour Morse from his home base in the city of Oxford, UK.

With a love for classical music, literature, and beer, Morse is a complex and intriguing character that viewers can't help but root for. Alongside him is his loyal and dependable Sergeant Lewis played by Kevin Whately. Together, the duo tackles some of the most puzzling and complicated cases that Oxford has to offer.

Each episode of Inspector Morse is approximately 100 minutes long and is packed with drama, suspense, and unexpected twists and turns. While the series may come off as slow-paced and methodical, it has an undeniable charm that keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

Aside from the captivating storytelling, Inspector Morse is also known for its stunning visuals and picturesque filming locations in and around Oxford. Fans of the show can expect to see some of the most iconic landmarks in the city, such as the magnificent university buildings, medieval churches, and impressive bridges.

What sets Inspector Morse apart from other crime shows is its use of intelligence and wit to solve crimes. Instead of relying on car chases, explosions, and shootouts, Morse and Lewis use their brains and intuition to crack cases. They often find clues in the smallest, most insignificant details and are not afraid to think outside the box.

While the show is known for its standout performances by Thaw and Whately, the supporting cast is also noteworthy. Actors like James Grout, playing the loyal and dependable Chief Superintendent Strange, have solid performances that keep the scenes moving forward.

Though some may find the show's format a bit formulaic, it's the brilliant performances of the cast that keep things interesting. Morse's witty one-liners and Lewis's dry sense of humor add a lighter tone to the otherwise intense and grim situations they find themselves in.

Overall, Inspector Morse is a classic crime series that has stood the test of time. With its intelligent storytelling, picturesque cinematography, and standout performances, it's no wonder why the show has garnered a loyal following of fans for over 30 years.

Inspector Morse is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (33 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 1987.

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The Remorseful Day
5. The Remorseful Day
November 15, 2000
Morse faces his final challenge when Yvonne Harrison is murdered and suspicions are focused on three men connected to the Harrison family. But when Morse is suddenly taken ill, it is left to Lewis to wrap up the case. Starring alongside John Thaw and Kevin Whately are Clare Holman (The Lakes) and Jesse Birdsall (Bugs).
The Wench Is Dead
4. The Wench Is Dead
November 11, 1998
Morse investigates a murder that takes him away from the familiar setting of twentieth century Oxford to solving a canal murder in Oxford in 1859.
Death Is Now My Neighbour
3. Death Is Now My Neighbour
November 19, 1997
Murder strikes in an Oxfordshire village and exactly 24 hours later another murder takes place using the same gun. Investigations begin to unearth links between the two but the murders also take Morse and Lewis into the hothouse atmosphere of the election for the Master of Lonsdale College, over which the malicious retiring master presides. Featuring Richard Briers (The Good Life), Judy Loe (The Chief) and Maggie Steed (Pie In The Sky).
The Daughters of Cain
2. The Daughters of Cain
November 27, 1996
Murder strikes at the heart of Oxford's academic world when a retired university fellow is cold-bloodedly stabbed to death. A complicated investigation uncovers undergraduate suicide, drugs in the college and the subsequent dismissal of a loyal college scout. Suspects abound and so do their alibis. Then a ceremonial knife goes missing from a museum and a body is washed up on the banks of the river Cherwell. Featuring Tony Haygarth (Our Friends In The North, Bramwell).
The Way Through The Woods
1. The Way Through The Woods
November 29, 1995
Morse and Lewis investigate a murder case believed closed after the accused's death as there is still a body to be accounted for.
Where to Watch Inspector Morse
Inspector Morse is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inspector Morse on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (14,225)