History Series / InspectorMorse

4th Aug '16 7:02:00 PM PaulA
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* ExtremelyColdCase: In "The Wench Is Dead", Morse is laid up in hospital and passes the time by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. (The murder case is fictional, but inspired by a real 1839 case.)



* SentencedToDownUnder: In "The Wench Is Dead,", Morse is forced to go on sick leave and busies himself by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. The men were sentenced to hang, but one found religion in prison and became a model inmate. For this his sentence was commuted at the last minute to transportation (presumably to Australia given the time period).

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* SentencedToDownUnder: In "The Wench Is Dead,", Dead", Morse is forced to go on sick leave and busies himself by reinvestigating a murder case from Oxford during the 1860s, which he suspects resulted in three wrongful convictions. The men were sentenced to hang, but one found religion in prison and became a model inmate. For this his sentence was commuted at the last minute to transportation (presumably to Australia given the time period).
15th Jul '16 1:50:24 AM LondonKdS
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* HerosClassicCar: Morse's red Jaguar Mark II, as an iconic element of the show.
30th Jun '16 3:42:11 PM Ripburger
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'''''Inspector Morse''''' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector "[[LastNameBasis Inspector]]" Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of [[CulturedBadass classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles]]. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.

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'''''Inspector Morse''''' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual brilliant and beer loving beer-loving Chief Inspector "[[LastNameBasis Inspector]]" Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Geordie]] sidekick Sergeant Sgt. Robbie Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of [[CulturedBadass classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles]]. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.
29th Jun '16 4:07:44 PM Ripburger
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''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of [[CulturedBadass classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles]]. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.

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''Inspector Morse'' '''''Inspector Morse''''' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector "[[LastNameBasis Inspector]]" Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of [[CulturedBadass classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles]]. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.
12th Mar '16 8:25:17 PM Scoutstr295
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* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monsterous.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monsterous.monstrous.]]
12th Mar '16 8:24:34 PM Scoutstr295
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* AlasPoorVillain: "Deadly Slumber" marks one of the few times Morse shows deep sympathy for the killer. [[spoiler:The killer's young daughter had been rendered brain dead during what should have been a minor surgery thanks to cost-cutting on the part of the clinic which treated her, and the man had taken revenge on the owner of the clinic. When the AssholeVictim's son calls the killer a monster, Morse bluntly replies that he had been ''made'' monsterous.]]
25th Jan '16 4:38:13 PM john_e
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%%* TheMaster: The Master of Lonsdale College in "Death Is Now My Neighbour".

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%%* TheMaster: The Master of Lonsdale College in "Death Is Now My Neighbour".Neighbour" is a very nasty piece of work.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: In extremely compressed form in "Masonic Mysteries": [=MacNutt=] is introduced as Morse's former mentor from when Morse was a sergeant, and promptly becomes the killer's next victim.
4th Nov '15 12:47:12 PM john_e
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Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}''. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it has been renewed for a series airing from April 2013.

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Sergeant Lewis later received his own spin-off in ''Series/{{Lewis}}''. A {{prequel}}, ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'', set in 1965 and starring Shaun Evans as the young Detective Constable Morse, aired in 2012; it has been was renewed for a series airing from April 2013.
5th Oct '15 9:21:34 PM PaulA
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* LeadPoliceDetective: Inspector Morse. Offers a variation on the situation where a long-running show passes the torch: Lewis never became Lead Police Detective on ''Inspector Morse'', but he did [[Series/{{Lewis}} get his own show]].
1st Feb '15 2:57:54 PM johnnyfog
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''"Coded messages, murder - right up my street. It's not a bad way to start the day."''

''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.

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''"Coded ->''"Coded messages, murder - -- [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant right up my street.street]]. It's not a bad way to start the day."''

''Inspector Morse'' was a British DetectiveDrama based on a series of novels by Colin Dexter, which ran from 1987 to 2000. Set among the dreaming spires of {{Ox|bridge}}ford, it starred John Thaw as the grumpy, intellectual and beer loving Chief Inspector Morse, and Kevin Whately as his cheerful Geordie sidekick Sergeant Lewis. During the course of each episode, the pair would investigate a murder, which would often involve complex university politics, bright but emotional students and the opportunity for Morse to utilise his love of [[CulturedBadass classical music, literature and cryptic crossword puzzles.puzzles]]. Baddies are usually rich, arrogant, and well-connected.
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