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Mystery!; Inspector Morse: The Last Morse: A Documentary

Inspector Morse, Series XIII The Last Morse (documentary)

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Inspector Morse: The Last Morse: A Documentary
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Premiered in 1980 -- offshoot of MASTERPIECE THEATRE. Showcase for the best of British drama in the mystery genre. Current producer, Rebecca Eaton. See individual episode titles for more information. Host: 1980: Gene Shalit; 1981-1989: Vincent Price; 1989-present: Diana Rigg Series release date: 1980

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Leading into Morse's final case is The Last Morse, an hour-long documentary celebration of MYSTERY!'s longest-running detective series. This special tribute to Oxford's favorite (fictional) son features reminiscences from actors John Thaw and Kevin Whately; Morse mastermind, novelist Colin Dexter; and long-time Morse executive producers, Ted Childs and Rebecca Eaton. Also interviewed: John Madden (director), Anthony Minghella (writer), Joanna David (actor), and Barrington Pheloung (composer). MYSTERY! "The Last Morse" is a behind-the-scenes documentary that tells the story of how an unlikely idea became one of the most acclaimed, loved and popular series on television. The program features interviews with Frances Barber, Cheryl Campbell, Joanna David and Diana Quick and the actors who played the villains: Richard Briers, and Patricia Hodge. Of course, it also interviews stars John Thaw and Kevin Whately, series creators Colin Dexter and Ted Childs.



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Eaton, Rebecca (Series Producer)
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