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Who is Inspector Morse?
Inspector Morse is a
detective based in Oxford. Heís the creation of Colin Dexter and based partly
on Colin Dexter himself, partly on Sherlock Holmes. Heís a literary, cultured
detective who loves the music of Wagner, he loves crosswords and heís quite
quirky, very insistent ...(1)... correct grammar, rather hard on
his sergeant but at the same time he has a kindly streak in him and is very
attractive to women and has a very unusual approach to solving his problems,
tending to look at classical mythology rather than the more obvious police
methods ...(2)... today.
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What is Morse's connection
Morse actually studied
...(3)... Oxford, at St Johnís college, he studied for two years
only and then left after an unhappy love affair so like many of the gentleman
of the 19th Century he in fact left without taking a degree and Sherlock
Holmes on whom heís partially based is also supposed to have studied at
Oxford, possibly also at St Johnís College. But having left and given ...(4)...
his studies he went into the local police force and has risen to the rank
of Chief Inspector.
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What Oxford locations are
used in Inspector Morse?
A lot of the Oxford colleges
are used, both ...(5)... settings for the book and settings for the
television series and you have to distinguish between them because sometimes
the names are changed but he does mention some of the colleges by name,
...(6)... other books there are fictitious names given to the collegesÖ.
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Why is Morse so popular?
The character created ...(7)... John Thaw is slightly different
...(8)... the Morse in the books who is a rather curmudgeonly character,
but John Thaw, has over the years that he has been filming this character
really injected something of his own personality and creation into Morse
which is more attractive than the man in the stories and he is a popular
actor anyway, heís been voted the best looking man in Britain. He
has just become very popular with the viewers, particularly American viewers
- thereís a very large Morse fan club in the states.
This interview was recorded before the sad death of John Thaw in February
Photographs on this page courtesy of Carlton TV
Links for more information
Carlton TV - The Inspector
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