Exhilarating! Its frustration comes in the amount of red herrings contained within the novel and also the way in which Morse figuratively almost trips over the solution to the crime. This scene is set in the Craven’s house, specifically their swimming pool. Here in Morse is a man for whom the world is spinning too fast, perhaps, who is beginning to unravel in the face of an existence increasingly at odds with his hopes, but he must try to hang on, by whatever means. After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. Thrown into despair He is like a man almost unable to watch as Morse stumbles hopelessly from one collapsing line of enquiry to the next. It was not Only Fools and Horses but a show from 1961 called Going Out. Let me quote from this guidebook. All in all, not Morse's best, but definitely a good one, and I will say, all the Morse episodes range from good to outstanding. I found your awesome blog googling about Colin Dexter’s novels. or 1981 I think. The story, while not as exciting as something like Masonic Mysteries and Day of the Devil, is still an intriguing one. These episodes are very long and the pace is often plodding. The point is that Acum’s Catholic strictures were apparently not all that severe if he had had Valerie living with him all that time and hadn’t troubled himself to even reveal to her parents that she was alive and well. Novel was first televised on 8 March 1988 . Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 08, 1988 on ITV. There is as always a wonderful script, and some excellent camera-work. In this episode there is no love interest for Morse and though he does appear to have a little liking for Cheryl Baines he is proverbially barking up the wrong tree. I like alot of what you’ve done on the site thank you. Last Seen Wearing is based on the second book by Colin Dexter, and while it starts off quite slowly, and doesn't have the most exciting storyline from Morse, it is still well looking out for. External Reviews Thanks for the very quick reply Govind. Why then does Morse have only a 1987 calendar on the wall of his office? When Miss Baines falls over the edge of the stairs, it is quite clearly a dummy that is dropped. My next post will be tomorrow and hopefully next week I will post the next in the series of posts on the music, art and literary references in the Morse episodes: ‘The Settling of the Sun’. Morse speaks to Sheila Phillipson in Christ Church College Library. Similarly, her Mother and Stepfather are Catholics, so she cannot go to them for assistance. Baines drinks in the Royal Oxford pub. He also must butt heads with a rich contractor who has little time for his family but who still demands results in finding the girl. Hi Adrian. Hi John. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). Good review I found the ending of this one rather odd and abrupt , no confro ntatipn with the murderer, just that rather lame epilogue. Strange describes Morse as “I’m asking you to take on this case precisely because you’re not a very good policeman. However I will make NO mention of who is the murderer or murderers. In attempting to answer some of the questions posed, by the most recent comment posted on this web page, I assume, Baines forged the letter, prentending it was written and sent by Valerie from a London postcode, in order to further enhance his blackmailing of the Headteacher Phillipson and French teacher Acum. However, I suppose Acum weakly gave into temptation and fell for this schoolgirl, when he should have known better, and obviously caused all the further dramatic ramifications in the rest of the episode. The story, while not as exciting as something like Masonic Mysteries and Day of the Devil, is still an intriguing one. The characters are, for the most part, engaging and believable. Metacritic Reviews. Mr Barratt my friend, any ideas? | But when Morse and Lewis visit the Homewood School, Ms. Baines states explicitly that Valerie disappeared on “Thursday, March 24th.” One slight problem: March 24th didn’t fall on a Thursday in 1987, but it did in 1988. Good morning.just watching ‘Last Seen Wearing’ on ITV3 just now.Your blog on the Inspector Morse programmes is excellent and has added to my enjoyment of the episode today. His is the boot through the TV at the Grundy interview, and it is equally an understanding of the cartoon characters of desire in the studio. And embarrassingly I was with Inspector Morse … Roses would have worked better. Banbury Road is 5.955 km in length. In this episode Lewis states: The solving of the crime, as it goes, continues in the style of the first book, a spiralling and dizzying collection of dead ends, mistakes, and good fortune. Further to my previous comments, perhaps I should also mention another reason why Baines forged the letter and posted it in London, (creating the pretence that Valerie is residing in the wicked Metropolis) was because of the death of the original senior investigating officer, Inspector Ainley. Sorry. With John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Peter McEnery, Suzanne Bertish. Although this 1976 Morse and new 21st Century Bones - a collision course would be highly likely from the get-go. The city that the main character Jude Fawley works and lives in is called Christminister which is based on Oxford. Hi James, I did not think that Valerie and Maguire had a sexual relationship. An Overview: Music, Art, Literary References, Locations etc. Ainley’s sudden death would have, in all probability, accelerated a closure of this missing persons inquiry, as firstly, he had been the only officer who seemed to have retained an interest in the case. A follower of my blog, Tom, commented that the actress is Michele Winstanley. Thanks Tom for taking the time to comment. Morse pulls a knife out of a victim’s body while “Lewis loathed the sight of death, and he felt his stomach turning.”, Morse is thinking about women, “There had been women, of course; too many women, perhaps. But I feel fairly sure that one way or another it would keep his little pot boiling”. Until the next post take care. “Morse firmly believed that there was nothing so unsatisfactory as this kind of halfway house pornography; he liked it hot or not at all.”. John McGuire is older in the TV episode and from being a bouncer at a strip club in the novel he becomes a Estate Agent in the TV episode. Morse finds ‘Travels with a Donkey‘ on Phillipson’s desk. (Above is the cover of the first edition), The episode can be found here on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfKaYXF86OA. You’re too…I don’t know.”. Chief Inspector Morse: ‘I daren’t tell you, sir.”, Books on Morse’s bedside table are “A Road to Xanadu, A selection of Kipling’s Short Stories, The Life of Richard Wagner and selected prose of A.E. There was only the white, white snow of the silent land. Morse was a right **** in the story but still somehow likeable. To answer another question, I believe Acum would have been the father of Valerie’s baby (could have been underlined more clearly in the script), and she went to Maguire for the abortion as both Acum and her parents were Catholic. Here we are at the second episode of the second series and Inspector Morse goes from strength to strength. Either way glad I could help – rather enjoyed this site since I found it. Doesn’t Frances Tomelty have the most piercing, amazing eyes. Parallel and to the west is the Woodstock Road, which it meets at the junction with St Giles’. The author has managed to combine all these ingredients without allowing one to overpower the other and so spoil the recipe. I hope you enjoy the review. That young men in despair On rereading the novel I too find the above characteristics rather difficult to take but this is the original Morse, the Morse written by his creator Colin Dexter. I have pictures of both locations if you would like to see them. That piece of music always gets my blood pumping. Donald Phillipson – Master of Roger Bacon Comprehensive School. Thanks for doing this Chris, but please don’t neglect your studies. It is a genuinely powerful book that doesn’t resort to literary tricks or contorted techniques to capture the reader’s attention. Morse believes she has been killed, and his investigations show curious goings on at the missing girl's school. 1 in B flat, K. 207. Morse and Lewis are given the case to bring the proverbial fresh pair of eyes to the case. The book is ‘Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories‘ by C. S. Lewis (Clive Staples Lewis 1898-1963) a 1966 anthology of literary criticism by C. S. Lewis and published posthumously by the executors of his estate.