Inspector Morse Set Seven: Promised Land
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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.
Episodes: Greeks Bearing Gifts, Promised Land & Dead on Time
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Greeks Bearing Gifts
This is an episode that requires the viewer to pay careful attention as the plot is convoluted with two murders and plenty of suspects. First a Greek chef turns up murdered, and then later his unwed sister, who has a toddler, also turns up dead, seemingly by the same means. As the list of suspects mounts, Morse puts his nose to the grindstone to try and unravel the tangled web of this case.
Hmmm...this was not one of my favorites of the Morse episodes, primarily because I hated the change in setting. I love the Oxford setting and having become rather fond of it, I was none too pleased by the change to Australia. Here, Morse and Lewis pack up (reluctantly on Lewis' part) and head to Australia on a case. Being the opera buff that he is, Morse has purchased tickets to Der Rosenkavalier at the Sydney Opera House. There's scenic footage of the attractions but the plot itself is too convoluted and I found myself a rather disengaged viewer.
Dead on Time
This is another stellar episode in the Inspector Morse series of crime dramas.Read more ›
This Set's three episodes of Inspector Morse are among my very favorites. They were first aired in March 1991 and February 1992. The gap occurred because the 1st two episodes were the end of the BBC Series 5 (the English call them "series" instead of "seasons"), while the last episode of this set was the 1st episode in BBC Series 6.
Greeks Bearing Gifts
Dead on Time
GREEKS BEARING GIFTS:
Young Nicos Capparis is expecting a guest in his 2nd floor flat. He speaks Greek with the 1st floor tenants, the elderly Papas', as he lets in his guest, but the Papas' don't really see who's going up the stairs with him. Too bad, because that same someone, wearing black leather gloves, strangles Nicos and slips out unseen.
In the meanwhile, Sergeant Lewis and his wife Valerie are trying to have dinner at the Greek restaurant, The Acropolis. Service is incredibly slow, and Lewis finds out why. Nicos was the chef!
One of the snapshots in the murdered man's living room is of is of Nicos' sister, Maria, and her new baby. Another photo is of an ancient sailing ship. Morse and Lewis follow up on both of those. It turns out that the ship is a best-guess reproduction of a B.C.E. trireme, built as a co-operative venture between England and Greece. And in tracking it down, Morse encounters a "marriage made in heaven". Or is it?
Trivia: This episode was written by Peter Nichols, based on the characters created by Colin Dexter.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Despite his grouchy personality, Morse is a romantic loner in the chivalric tradition. His love of the arts -- his haven from the world at large --is endearing. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Freeman Gilbert
Interesting tales, not overly heavy with personal angst. once you know Morse's background, it is nice to get on with good stories and not linger there.Published 9 months ago by starlucy
Inspector Morse is the very best british detective; that is after Sherlock Holmes (smile). I intend to watch all his dvd. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer