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Inspector Morse: The Ghost in the Machine (S3EP1 ITV 4 Jan 1989, Patricia Hodge)

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The Ghost in the Machine: Morse investigates the reported theft of erotic paintings belonging to Sir Julius Hanbury, a local baronet who is one of those standing for election as the new Master of Courtney College, Oxford. As well as the pictures, Sir Julius himself has also disappeared. Morse finds Sir Julius’s dead body, and at first it looks like murder, but the new police pathologist, Dr Grayling Russell, believes he killed himself. Then there is another death which is undoubtedly a murder – but how is it connected with the late Sir Julius Hanbury?
Cast: John Thaw (Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse), Kevin Whately (Detective Sergeant Lewis), Amanda Hillwood (Doctor Grayling Russell), Patricia Hodge, Clifford Rose, Bernard Lloyd, Michael Godley, Seeta Indrani, Michael Thomas, Patsy Byrne, Irina Brook, Lill Roughley, Robert Oates, John Elmes, John Cater, Rainbow Dench, Michael Bertenshaw, Jonathan Donne, Alan Barker, Eunice Roberts, Trevor Martin, Claire Skinner

Writer: Julian Mitchell / Director: Herbert Wise

Original Airdate: 4 Jan 1989 on ITV
Series: Inspector Morse Season 3 Episode 1