Death of David Ryall star of Morse episode, ‘Driven to Distraction’.


I was very sad to read of the death of David Ryall who starred in the Morse Episode, ‘Driven to Distraction’, series 4, episode 3., on December 25, 2014 at the age of 79. He played the character of the driving instructor, Derek Whittaker.

David Ryall was a mainstay of British Television and theatre for many years. Younger audiences will know him better as Elphias Doge in the Harry Potter films. For a full obituray click on the link below.

RIP David, Morse fans will be saddened at your passing.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. 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). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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