Worst & Best Morse Episodes/List

Title: Inspector Morse
Genre: UK Crime Drama
Series: 8
Episodes: 33
Runtime: 100 min
First Transmission: 1987-2000
Channel: ITV

The culture-loving Inspector Morse sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve murders.

 

Episode Rankings

 

 

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

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

#1 The Dead of Jericho (1987) –
Anne Stavely allegedly commits suicide at her home in Jericho, although Morse is not convinced.
#2 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.
#3 Service of All the Dead (1987) –
Members of a church start to die one by one.

Series Two

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

Series Three

#8 Ghost in the Machine (1989) –
#9 The Last Enemy (1989) –
#10 Deceived by Flight (1989) –
#11 The Secret of Bay 5B (1989) –

Series Four

#12 The Infernal Serpent (1990) –
#13 The Sins of the Fathers (1990) –
#14Driven to Distraction (1990) –
#15 Masonic Mysteries (1990) –

Series Five

#16 Second Time Around (1991) –
#17 Fat Chance (1991) –
#18 Who Killed Harry Field? (1991) –
#19 Greeks Bearing Gifts (1991) –
#20 Promised Land (1991) –

Series Six

#21 Dead on Time (1992) –
#22 Happy Families (1992) –
#23 The Death of the Self (1992) –
#24 Absolute Conviction (1992) –
#25 Cherubim and Seraphim (1992) –

Series Seven

#26 Deadly Slumber (1993) –
#27 The Day of the Devil (1993) –
#28 Twilight of the Gods (1993) –

Series Eight

#29 The Way Through the Woods (1995) –
A serial killer disavows a murder on his deathbed, leading Morse to reopen the case.
#30 The Daughters of Cain (1996) –
#31 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.
#32 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.
#33 The Remorseful Day (2000) –
An ailing Morse investigates the cold case of a nymphomaniac when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.