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Inspector Morse: Absolute Conviction, Parts One & Two

John Thaw stars as Inspector Morse.
Courtesy of Executive Program Services
John Thaw stars as Inspector Morse.

Airs Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Inspector Morse is a character from the detective novels by British author Colin Dexter. John Thaw stars as this most unlikely detective in the massively popular, award-winning television series of murder mysteries. Inspector Morse is a gentle romantic, out of shape, craving good beer, classical music, and difficult crossword puzzles. But aided by trusted sidekick Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately), Morse still gets the job done.

Widely acclaimed by critics, the series attracts millions of viewers worldwide. Oxford's most famous export, the unique character of Inspector Endeavour Morse, has proven to be one of the world's most popular detective dramas.

"Absolute Conviction, Parts One & Two" air at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 - In these episodes, Morse and Lewis investigate the affairs of three people in prison for fraud, when one of them is murdered, and they are surprised by what they find at HMP Farnleigh, an open prison. Then someone tries to kill one of the two surviving fraudsters.

Up Next: "Cherubim and Seraphim, Parts One & Two" air at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st - In these episodes, Morse's step-niece commits suicide and he takes leave to research her past to find a reason for it. His investigation leads him into an alien world of teenage hedonism, raves and designer drugs.

Preview: Inspector Morse: Absolute Conviction