|Award winning actor John Thaw (Kavanagh Q.C., Goodnight, Mister Tom) stars as the melancholy, enigmatic and romantic Inspector Morse, a man who never uses his first name and who finds solace in real ale, classical music and difficult crosswords. Together with his able Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately), Morse uses his considerable intellect and passion for truth and justice to investigate death and murder in the English university town of Oxford.|
"The Dead of Jericho" -- It's the beginning of a lasting partnership when Morse and Lewis investigate the mysterious death of the beautiful Anne Stavely (Gemma Jones). Also stars Patrick Troughton.
"The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn" -- Someone is selling examination secrets at Oxford and making a killing in more ways than one. Stars Clive Swift.
"Service of All the Dead " -- Morse must track down the ruthless killer of a church warden found with a knife in his chest -- the first in a gruesome series of deaths.
"The Wolvercote Tongue" -- A precious jewel is missing and Morse suspects foul play in the death of its owner. Stars Simon Callow and Kenneth Cranham.
"Last Seen Wearing " -- When a privileged schoolgirl goes missing, Morse is convinced she has been murdered, even though there is no body. Stars Elizabeth Hurley and Peter McEnery.
"The Making of Morse" -- This special programme goes behind the scenes in Oxford for a look at many classic moments of this highly successful series.
"Serious entertainment of the highest order. Entertainment Weekly
"You don't watch Inspector Morse, you live it. Today
"One of the classiest things on TV. Wall Street Journal
Editor's NoteSix adventures with TV sleuth Inspector Morse (John Thaw) and his sidekick Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately) are contained on this collection. "The Dead of Jericho" - The very first episode of the long-running series introduces the world to Inspector Morse, the enigmatic and often grouchy police investigator. In this episode, Morse looks into the death of Anna Stavely, which appears to be a suicide--although Morse has his own reasons to believe otherwise."The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn" - Morse is called in to examine a murder possibly tied to an exam-cheating scam at Oxford University. When a deaf member of an examination board turns up dead, Morse has to tie together the clues--and could the attractive Monica be involved in the plot?"Service of All the Dead" - When a clergyman in a quiet country church is found with a knife in his chest, Inspector Morse looks into the diabolical killing. As the bodies start piling up, Morse must step up his efforts to trap the killer."The Wolvercote Tongue" - The Wolvercote Tongue is a famous jewel, and the owner is dead of a supposed heart attack--telegraphing m-u-r-d-e-r in Morse's code."Last Seen Wearing" - When a young schoolgirl from a wealthy family disappears, Morse is convinced she has been murdered, despite the lack of any hard evidence. Before long Morse uncovers some dark secrets at the girl's school, and begins to suspect that the killer may strike again."The Making of Morse" - Morse fans get an eye-opening look behind the scenes in this documentary on the program.