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Inspector Morse is one of Britain's most successful literary television adaptations. I first watched it while grieving for my father, and will always associate it with that time

By Jason Cowley   May 2007

Memories of Morse

I watched Inspector Morse for the first time shortly after my father died suddenly in January 1991. In those stunned, time-slowed days that followed his death, as visitors came and went from the house in mournful procession, I found myself at a loss as to what to do—I certainly had no desire to read or to work, and yet the days stretched before me, empty and long. It was then, one evening, that I chanced upon an episode of Inspector Morse, called “The Ghost in the Machine”; I guess I was intrigued as much by the…

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