Inspector Morse

Season 7 Episode 4

The Way through the Woods

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 29, 1995 on ITV
9.1
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A man suspected of being a multiple murderer is killed in prison while on remand awaiting trial, leaving the disappearance of a fifth woman unsolved. In the missing woman's effects was a postcard of a pre-Raphaelite painting, the background of which was painted in some woods near Oxford. Morse is assigned to a new murder investigation when what appears to be her body is found in the woods.

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  • A superb episode with a nice mix of suspense, humour, interesting characters and solid acting. The interaction of Morse with Sgt. Lewis and others was a joy to see.

    9.5
    The opening scene of Wytham Woods with accompanying music thanks to Barrington Pheloung was simply beautiful. I thought Chris Fairbank did a good job playing rough-edged father and husband George Daley, who worked on the Blenheim Estate as well as being gardener at Lonsdale college. The friction between DCI Martin Johnson and Morse with Sgt. Lewis caught in the middle provided a nice subplot. I also enjoyed some of the minor elements such as Morse's initial friction with Dr. Laura Hobson, Morse stuck with doing a report on optimizing resources, the clue relating to a painting by Millais, confusion about Morse´s intended holiday destination (Beirut vs. Bayreuth) and spotting the author Colin Dexter with a wineglass in his hand at the pre-concert reception. The ending verged on melodrama but overall another brilliant episode.moreless
John Thaw

John Thaw

Chief Inspector Morse

Kevin Whately

Kevin Whately

Detective Sergeant Lewis

Malcolm Storry

Malcolm Storry

D.C.I. Johnson

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Michelle Fairley

Michelle Fairley

Cathy Michaels

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Vivienne Ritchie

Vivienne Ritchie

Claire Osborne

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James Grout

James Grout

Chief Superintendent Strange

Recurring Role

Clare Holman

Clare Holman

Dr Laura Hobson

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