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These three BBC dramatisations were originally broadcast between 1992 - 1996 and feature John Shrapnel as Inspector Morse. His voice is surly, very reminiscent to Paul Darrow [Avon - Blake's 7] and for me I never warmed to his portrayal of Morse. Seemed he was miscast in the role.
Last Seen Wearing (1994)
The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn (1996)
The Wench Is Dead (1992)
‘The Wench is Dead’ is by far the better of all the stories and won best crime novel of the year in 1989 (British Crime Writers’ Association).
Plus 14 minutes of Colin Dexter reading his own short story ‘The Double Crossing’.
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I suppose most of us have seen John Thaw and Kevin Whateley as Morse and Lewis on TV long ago (or on nostalgia channels).
Whereas I don’t want to disparage their performances, TV places many restraints on actors- especially as “Morse” was produced on commercial TV - with all those tedious ad breaks, unbearable!
This is a new interpretation, which I found enjoyable, perhaps closer to the characters in the books.
I’d thought Morse had become too clichéd by constant TV repeats, but as bedtime listening I am pleased with these radio dramas.
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