Category Archives: Inspector Morse

Colin Dexter, requiescat

Colin Dexter has died aged 86. To crime fiction fans he will of course be remembered as the creator of Inspector More and Sergeant Lewis, two of Oxford’s finest detectives. Dexter was also an educator and a crossword buff, and … Continue reading

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Endeavour Morse series 4 commissioned

News reaches Fedora that a fourth series of Endeavor will go in to production later this Spring. The prequel to Inspector Morse starring Shaun Evans will be set in 1967 (as was series 3) and will again be written entirely by Russell … Continue reading

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Top 25 TV Detectives

Well, I have been watching the BBC’s new police drama River starring Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker. Whether it will be a one-off or continue I don’t know but I think it is as good as Cracker ever was and … Continue reading

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Endeavour Morse will be back

Well, this is very good indeed! News reaches Fedora that the third series of Endeavor is now officially in production. The prequel to Inspector Morse starring Shaun Evans will be set in 1967. In the words of Russell Lewis, who also wrote all … Continue reading

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Endeavour Morse will return

News reaches us at Fedora that a second series of Endeavor has now been commissioned. The show is a prequel to Inspector Morse with Shaun Evans playing the younger iteration of the character created on screen by the late John … Continue reading

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Endeavour Morse series commissioned

News reaches us at Fedora that following the screening of Endeavor in January, ITV has now commissioned a series of four feature-length films in which we will continue to follow the early career of Inspector Morse. Shaun Evans will return … Continue reading

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THE JUDGE AND HIS HANGMAN (1950) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Originally published in German in 1950 as ‘Der Richter und sein Henker’ by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, this was the first of two books featuring Kommissar Hans Bärlach of the Berne police (they have since been collected in an omnibus volume as … Continue reading

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