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TV episodes The Best Inspector Morse Episodes  

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List of the best Inspector Morse episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Inspector Morse episodes of all time are. Fans of Inspector Morse are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list below has a variety of episodes, like "The Daughters of Cain" and "Death Is Now My Neighbour," in it. What is the best Inspector Morse episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Second Time Around is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Second Time Around Feb 20 1991 - The mysterious death of a former deputy police commissioner brings Morse into reluctant contact with an old rival, Ch Insp Dawson. Morse and Lewis, in uneasy tandem with Dawson, spot a link with ...more

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Masonic Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Masonic Mysteries Jan 24 1990 - Morse finds himself at the top of the suspect list when his lady friend, Beryl Newsome, is stabbed at a dress rehearsal for the local amateur dramatic society's production of The Magic Flute. ...more

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The Way Through the Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Way Through the Woods Nov 29 1995 - A man suspected of being a multiple murderer is killed in prison while on remand awaiting trial, leaving the disappearance of a fifth woman unsolved. In the missing woman's effects was a ...more

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Service of All the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Service of All the Dead Jan 20 1987 - Morse investigates murder on hallowed ground. A quiet country church is an unlikely setting for the killing, and a Vicar and his voluntary helpers are the unlikely suspects. Among them is Ruth ...more

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Driven to Distraction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Driven to Distraction Jan 17 1990 - The apparently motiveless murder of two young women points to a psychotic killer. Morse's speculations on what they might have in common leads him to a local garage owner, Jeremy Boynton, who ...more

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The Remorseful Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Remorseful Day The Remorseful Day is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the last novel in the Inspector Morse series.

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Deceived by Flight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Deceived by Flight Jan 18 1989 - Morse investigates when the annual match of the Claret's old boys' cricket eleven is brought to an abrupt end by the sudden death of a team member - and it seems that cricket was the last thing ...more

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Last Bus to Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Last Bus to Woodstock Mar 22 1988 - A young secretary is found dead in a pub car park. Morse suspects murder and uncovers a complex web of relationships - passion and corruption, lies and unhappiness.

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Last Seen Wearing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Last Seen Wearing Mar 08 1988 - The schoolgirl daughter of rich parents has been missing for six months. Morse believes she has been killed, and his investigations show curious goings on at the missing girl's school. But ...more

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Deadly Slumber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Deadly Slumber Jan 06 1993 - The owner of a private hospital is found murdered in his car, after a series of anonymous threatening letters. Suspicion falls on a retired book-maker whose daughter suffered severe brain damage ...more

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The Ghost in the Machine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Ghost in the Machine Jan 04 1989 - Morse investigates the reported theft of erotic paintings belonging to Sir Julius Hanbury, a local baronet who is one of those standing for election as the new Master of Courtney College, ...more

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Cherubim and Seraphim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Cherubim and Seraphim Apr 15 1992 - Morse's step-niece commits suicide, and he takes compassionate leave. He starts to research her past to find the reason for it, and this confronts him with the generation gap. His investigation ...more

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The Daughters of Cain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Daughters of Cain Nov 01 1996 - "The Daughters of Cain" is an episode of the British television detective mystery show Inspector Morse dramatized on ITV. It was first broadcast in November 1996.

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Dead on Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Dead on Time Feb 26 1992 - Morse investigates the apparent suicide of a terminally ill Oxford don and finds he has a personal connection with the family. As the case develops, Lewis worries that Morse's professionalism is ...more

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The Infernal Serpent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Infernal Serpent Jan 03 1990 - Morse investigates a tangled web of university intrigue which surrounds the baffling murder of Dr Julian Dear, a college don and famous environmentalist who was killed just minutes before he was ...more

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The Wench Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Wench Is Dead Nov 11 1998 - "The Wench Is Dead" is an episode of the British television detective mystery show Inspector Morse. It was first broadcast on ITV in 1998.

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The Sins of the Fathers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Sins of the Fathers Jan 10 1990 - Morse investigates the murder of Trevor Radford, managing director of the family-owned Radford's Brewery, who was attacked and killed while working late. Morse becomes immersed in the ...more

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The Day of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Day of the Devil Jan 13 1993 - "The Day of the Devil" is an episode of the British television detective mystery show Inspector Morse dramatized on ITV. It was first broadcast in 1993.

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The Dead of Jericho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Dead of Jericho Jan 06 1987 - Morse is passed over for promotion and gets a new working partner in the shape of Lewis, who is not sure what to make of his new boss. Their first case together is a murder, when Anne Staveley, ...more

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The Silent World of Nicholas Q... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn Jan 13 1987 - The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn is a crime novel by Colin Dexter, the third novel in Inspector Morse series.

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The Wolvercote Tongue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Wolvercote Tongue Dec 25 1987 - Laura Poindexter, a rich American tourist, dies in the Randolph Hotel, Oxford, apparently from a heart attack, but Morse suspects foul play. Laura was due to return a historic jewel to an Oxford ...more

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The Death of the Self is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Death of the Self Mar 25 1992 - The strange death of an Englishwoman abroad takes Morse and Lewis to the city of Verona in northern Italy. Morse takes delight in open-air opera in the Roman amphitheatre and falls under the ...more

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Happy Families is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Happy Families Mar 11 1992 - Business tycoon Sir John Balcombe is found murdered at his country house, Balcombe Castle, with no signs of a break-in. As a result, the dead man's wife and sons come under suspicion. Morse ...more

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Promised Land is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
Promised Land Mar 27 1991 - The search for a retired 'supergrass' takes Morse and Lewis from Oxford to the Australian outback. Strangely, Lewis is less at home down under than Morse himself is.

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The Settling of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inspector Morse Episodes
The Settling of the Sun Mar 15 1988 - Oxford is shocked when a a Japanese student dies in what seems to be a brutal ritual killing. Then Morse finds he has unwittingly given all his suspects a watertight alibi.