Worst & Best Morse Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Crime Drama
Series: 8
Episodes: 33
First Transmission: 1987-2000
Channel: ITV



Best Episode [ S4 Ep4 ]

Masonic Mysteries – Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Worst Episode [ S6 Ep5 ]

Cherubim & Seraphim – A new drug developed to combat senility is ironically being distributed to teens at all-night parties and driving some to suicide.




Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

The Dead of Jericho (1987) –
Anne Stavely allegedly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, although Morse is not convinced.
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1987) –
Morse and Lewis are led into a possible college cheating scandal after the murder of a deaf university entrance examiner.
Service of All the Dead (1987) –
Members of a church start to die one by one.

Season Two

The Wolvercote Tongue (1987) –
An elderly woman dies and also the medieval jewellery she was about to donate disappears.
Last Seen Wearing (1988) –
Morse is assigned a cold case of a runaway teenager; he suspects that the girl has been murdered.
The Settling of the Sun (1988) –
Morse has to solve the murder of a Japanese student.
Last Bus to Woodstock (1988) –
A young blonde hitches a lift from a bus stop and turns up dead in a pub car park.

Season Three

Ghost in the Machine (1989) –
The Last Enemy (1989) –
Deceived by Flight (1989) –
The Secret of Bay 5B (1989) –

Season Four

The Infernal Serpent (1990) –
The Sins of the Fathers (1990) –
Driven to Distraction (1990) –
Masonic Mysteries (1990) –

Series Five

Second Time Around (1991) –
Fat Chance (1991) –
Who Killed Harry Field? (1991) –
Greeks Bearing Gifts (1991) –
Promised Land (1991) –

Season Six

Dead on Time (1992) –
Happy Families (1992) –
The Death of the Self (1992) –
Absolute Conviction (1992) –
Cherubim and Seraphim (1992) –

Season Seven

Deadly Slumber (1993) –
The Day of the Devil (1993) –
Twilight of the Gods (1993) –

Season Eight

The Way Through the Woods (1995) –
A serial killer disavows a murder on his deathbed, leading Morse to reopen the case.
The Daughters of Cain (1996) –
Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997) –
When the neighbour of a murdered woman is killed, Morse has a hunch that the first murder was an error.
The Wench Is Dead (1998) –
In hospital with a bleeding ulcer, Morse is convinced that an 1859 murder’s resolution was a miscarriage of justice.
The Remorseful Day (2000) –
An ailing Morse investigates the cold case of a nymphomaniac when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.