Inspector Morse

The Daughters of Cain

Season 7, Ep 5, Aired 11/27/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Murder strikes at the heart of the University when Dr Felix McClure, a retired college don, is found stabbed to death.Morse and Lewis suspect Ted Brooks, McClure's old 'scout' (or college servant), who left his job abruptly after one of McClure's pupils committed suicide. Morse discovers that McClure, the suicidal undergraduate, and his room-mate, Ashley Davies, were all in love with the same woman - who was Brooks's daughter. Morse and Lewis add to their list of suspects when they question the unusually close relationship between Ted Brooks's wife Brenda and the woman she cleans house for, a schoolteacher called Julia Stevens. Julia seems to be protecting Brenda from her husband's abusive behavior - but when Ted is found dead, it seems she may be hiding another kind of secret.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • James Grout

    Chief Superintendent Strange

  • John Thaw

    Chief Inspector Morse

  • Kevin Whately

    Detective Sergeant Lewis

  • Julian Mitchell

  • Herbert Wise

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Another excellent episode, with Morse solving the murder of Dr. McClure.

    By relaineau, Oct 05, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Morse: Is this stuff valuable? Jane Cotterell: Some of it, very. But of course all the most valuable artifacts are checked regularly. Morse: And which are they? Jane Cotterell: Well, the most popular, the things people most want to pinch, are the shrunken heads. Morse: I know plenty of people with shrunken brains.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode is based on Colin Dexter's book The Daughters of Cain (1994). It is rated PG in the UK and 12 in Ireland.

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