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Inspector Morse: The Dead of Jericho (S1EP1 ITV 6 Jan 1987, Gemma Jones)

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The Dead of Jericho: Morse is passed over for promotion and gets a new working partner in the shape of Lewis, who is not sure what to make of his new boss. Their first case together is a murder, when Anne Staveley, who was Morse’s friend in a choral society, is found hanged in her house in the Jericho area of Oxford. The death looks like suicide, but Morse has his own reasons for treating the case as a murder investigation. A parking ticket and Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, come to his assistance.

Cast: John Thaw (Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse), Kevin Whately (Detective Sergeant Lewis), Peter Woodthorpe (Max), James Grout (Chief Superintendent Strange), Gemma Jones, Patrick Troughton, James Laurenson, Spencer Leigh, Annie Lambert, Gary Webster, Norman Jones, Richard Durden, Charlotte Mitchell, David Michaels, Paul Dixey, Christopher Guinee, Richard Cubison, Souad Faress, Philip Voss, Wayne Morris, Sally Cooper, Rupert Holliday Evans, Charles Hodgson, Irene Sutcliffe, Charlotte Stone, Gary Powell, Colin Dexter

Writer: Anthony Minghella / Director: Alastair Reid

Original Airdate: 6 Jan 1987 on ITV
Series: Inspector Morse Season 1 Episode 1