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Series 1 - Episode 1
The Dead of Jericho
Wed 7 Jun 11pm - 1:15am
ITV3 (only ITV3, ITV3HD)
Thu 8 Jun,
12am - 2:15am
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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
Full Episode Guide
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Lewis vs Morse: who's the better detective?
Did you spot the tribute to John Thaw in Inspector Morse spin-off Lewis?
Sheila Hancock on her Endeavour cameo: It wasn’t a tribute to John Thaw
Middle-aged men are a dying breed in detective dramas
Lewis airs its final episode - but have we really seen the last of Hathaway?
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