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Inspector Morse: Deadly Slumber, Parts One & Two

John Thaw as Inspector Morse
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John Thaw as Inspector Morse

Airs Thursday, June 28, 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.

"Deadly Slumber" Parts One & Two air at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th - In these episodes, Avril Steppings is permanently brain damaged following a minor operation that went tragically wrong. The tragedy devastated her devoted father, reclusive millionaire-bookmaker Michael Stepings (Brian Cox).


When Avril's surgeon, Dr. Matthew Brewster (Richard Owens), is found dead, Morse believes revenge for a botched operation seems a powerful motive for murder -- assuming Dr. Brewster's death is ruled an unnatural one. Janet Suzman stars as Dr. Claire Brewster.

Up Next: "The Day Of The Devil," Parts One & Two air Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. - In these episodes, John Barie, a serial rapist and Satanist, escapes from a mental hospital and demands that his therapist be turned over to him. A master of disguise, Barrie sets up an elaborate and deadly battle of wits with Morse.

Preview: Inspector Morse: Deadly Slumber, Parts One & Two