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Inspector Morse’s Oxford

Airs Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: John Thaw as Inspector Morse

The INSPECTOR MORSE television series, starring the late John Thaw, turned 25 in 2012. To commemorate this event, "Inspector Morse's Oxford" looks at the creation of the Morse novels and the television adaptation.

The Radcliffe Camera is a distinctive, circular-shaped building in Oxford, England, that was designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style, built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.
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Above: The Radcliffe Camera is a distinctive, circular-shaped building in Oxford, England, that was designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style, built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library.

It is a three-fold celebration — an investigation into the work of author Colin Dexter, a look at the television production team, and a showcase of the beauty, history and tradition of Oxford itself, the setting for the popular Morse stories.

The program is presented by Dr. Antony Richards — a leading authority on the INSPECTOR MORSE series. Interviewees include Colin Dexter, actor Kevin Whately (Inspector Lewis), composer Barrington Pheloung and producers Ted Childs, Chris Burt and Michele Buck (Executive Producer of "Endeavour" and INSPECTOR LEWIS).

This program originally aired in 2012.

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Inspector Morse's Oxford - Introduction