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The Dead of Jericho
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There were many generous tributes after the recent death at the age of 86 of author Colin Dexter. He left a tremendous literary and television legacy; he created the
books, which became a much-loved series with John Thaw as the curmudgeonly, cerebral cop.
Dexter, who liked the odd glass of real ale and adored crosswords, made Morse in his own image. But he was also a man of kindness and humour, who loved his Hitchcock-like cameos in Morse and latterly (until he became too ill to take part). its spin-offs Lewis and Endeavour.
As a tribute to Dexter ITV3 repeats episodes from all three series.
First-ever episode of the popular crime drama, starring John Thaw as author Colin Dexter's Oxford detective who treats his cases as intellectual challenges. In this mystery, Morse is introduced to trusty Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately) and takes it upon himself to investigate the apparent suicide of a lady friend. Co-starring Gemma Jones, Patrick Troughton, James Grout and Peter Woodthorpe.
Cast & Crew
Chief Inspector Morse
Det Sgt Lewis
Chief Inspector Bell
Chief Supt Strange
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