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Inspector Morse

British television series

Inspector Morse

Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Actor and British Academy Television Award for Best Actor
Genre detective fiction, television drama, crime serial and television series based on a novel
Composer Barrington Pheloung
Country of origin United Kingdom
Number of episodes 33
Number of seasons 12

About Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse, the British detective drama series, premiered in 1987 and ran for 33 episodes until 2000. The show starred John Thaw as the titular character, a highly intelligent and often grumpy detective who solves complex cases in Oxford. Morse's love for classical music, poetry, and crossword puzzles added depth to his character, making him a fan favorite.

The show's success can be attributed to its intricate plots, stunning cinematography, and Thaw's brilliant performance. Each episode was like a mini-movie, with a carefully crafted storyline that kept viewers on the edge of their seats. The show also featured a strong supporting cast, including Kevin Whately as Morse's loyal sidekick, Sergeant Lewis.

Inspector Morse was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards and accolades. It spawned two spin-off series, Lewis and Endeavour, both of which were also well-received.

Overall, Inspector Morse is a classic detective series that has stood the test of time. Its legacy continues to live on through its spin-offs and the countless fans who still enjoy watching the show today.


- "Inspector Morse: The Complete Collection." Acorn TV.

- "Inspector Morse." IMDb.

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


84 years, 8 months, 27 days


60 years, 2 months, 4 days

Born first

22 October 1927

Died first

21 February 2002

Born last

6 February 1951

Died last

24 June 2012

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


92 years, 2 months, 24 days


22 years, 9 months, 8 days

Born first

2 September 1911

Died first

28 March 1987

Born last


Died last

13 November 2020

British actress Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz

British actress

English actor Sean Bean

Sean Bean

English actor

English actress and model  Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley

English actress and model

British actor  Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs

British actor

English actor  Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston

English actor

British actress Samantha Bond

Samantha Bond

British actress

American-born British actress Zoë Wanamaker

Zoë Wanamaker

American-born British actress

English actor Alun Armstrong

Alun Armstrong

English actor

British actress Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter

British actress

Scottish actress Phyllis Logan

Phyllis Logan

Scottish actress

British actor Mark Strong

Mark Strong

British actor

English actor  Patrick Troughton

Patrick Troughton

English actor

British actor Jonny Lee Miller

Jonny Lee Miller

British actor

British actress Julia Sawalha

Julia Sawalha

British actress

English actor Tom Wilkinson

Tom Wilkinson

English actor

Northern Irish actress Michelle Fairley

Michelle Fairley

Northern Irish actress

British actress Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

British actress

British actor Simon Callow

Simon Callow

British actor

British actress Patricia Hodge

Patricia Hodge

British actress

British film, radio, stage, and television actress Claire Skinner

Claire Skinner

British film, radio, stage, and television actress

British actress Suzanna Hamilton

Suzanna Hamilton

British actress

Scottish actor and stage director Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid

Scottish actor and stage director

English actress Gina McKee

Gina McKee

English actress

English actress Anna Chancellor

Anna Chancellor

English actress

British actress Gemma Jones

Gemma Jones

British actress

British actress Isla Blair

Isla Blair

British actress

actress from Northern Ireland. Amanda Burton

Amanda Burton

actress from Northern Ireland.

Welsh actor Keith Allen

Keith Allen

Welsh actor

British actor Roger Allam

Roger Allam

British actor

British actress Mary Jo Randle

Mary Jo Randle

British actress

British actress Barbara Flynn

Barbara Flynn

British actress

English character actor Freddie Jones

Freddie Jones

English character actor

British actor Alex Jennings

Alex Jennings

British actor

British actress Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

British actress

British actor Nathaniel Parker

Nathaniel Parker

British actor

British actor Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths

British actor

British actress Judy Loe

Judy Loe

British actress

British actress Jill Baker

Jill Baker

British actress

English television actress Holly Aird

Holly Aird

English television actress

English actress Jane Wenham

Jane Wenham

English actress

actress Adie Allen

Adie Allen


English film, television, and theatre actor Rupert Graves

Rupert Graves

English film, television, and theatre actor

British actress Pat Heywood

Pat Heywood

British actress

Northern Irish actor Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar

Northern Irish actor

British actor  Clive Swift

Clive Swift

British actor

English actor Roger Lloyd-Pack

Roger Lloyd-Pack

English actor

British actress Charlotte Chatton

Charlotte Chatton

British actress

Australian actor John Jarratt

John Jarratt

Australian actor

English actor and television producer Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen

English actor and television producer

Australian actor Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor

Australian actor

British actor Steven Mackintosh

Steven Mackintosh

British actor

English actor Doug Bradley

Doug Bradley

English actor

British actor George Costigan

George Costigan

British actor

English actor  John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel

English actor

English actor, singer, media personality and occasional presenter Shaun Williamson

Shaun Williamson

English actor, singer, media personality and occasional presenter

English actor Dominic Keating

Dominic Keating

English actor

British actor Jonathan Coy

Jonathan Coy

British actor

British actor Christopher Fairbank

Christopher Fairbank

British actor

British actor Alan David

Alan David

British actor

English actor Robert Stephens

Robert Stephens

English actor

British actor and director Gavin Richards

Gavin Richards

British actor and director

British actor Kenneth Colley

Kenneth Colley

British actor

English actress Eileen Way

Eileen Way

English actress

British actor Neil Dudgeon

Neil Dudgeon

British actor

British actor  Derek Fowlds

Derek Fowlds

British actor

English actor Jamie Foreman

Jamie Foreman

English actor

Scottish actor Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy

Scottish actor

British actor Thomas Craig

Thomas Craig

British actor

British actor  Philip Voss

Philip Voss

British actor

British actor Patrick Godfrey

Patrick Godfrey

British actor

British actor Jason Durr

Jason Durr

British actor

English actor Richard Graham

Richard Graham

English actor

British actor Richard Durden

Richard Durden

British actor

English filmmaker Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle

English filmmaker

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