Morse Universe: Weekly News Round-Up. W/E 11th Feb’ 2017.


So, another week flies past without a bye or leave. Almost the middle of February already and one continues to wonder ‘have I done enough this week?’

Anyway, welcome to another of my weekly posts on events in the Morse Universe.

Without stopping for breath here we go.

Laurence Fox on Twitter and Instagram.

EndeavourTV twitter account by ITV and Mammoth TV.

Angela Griffin on Twitter.

@ShaunEvansOnly on Twitter. A twitter account ran by a fan.

Dakota Blue Richards on Twitter.


Rebecca Front stars in a BBC Radio 4 drama, A Little Princess. It is in two parts and will be shown on Saturday 11th February and Sunday 12th February at 9pm. It is a radical dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s influential 1905 novel about a boarding school pupil who suffers a reversal of fortunes when her father’s fortune is lost.


Jack Laskey in the series X COMPANY.

Sean Rigby

Clare Holman Acting Coach

Clare Holman Showreel.


The following is from the blog ‘afternoon tea’ by Heather.

Inspector Lewis’ Clare Holman

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of August 1, 2016

One of the things I’ve been enjoying about watching Inspector Lewis on Sunday nights is the romance between Robbie and medical examiner Dr. Laura Hobson. They make a great couple. The two actors are also good friends in real-life. That’s not really surprising since they’ve been working together since 1995 when actress Clare Holman, who plays the forensic pathologist, first appeared in Inspector Morse.

After Morse ended in 2000, Holman “left” Oxford for six years, before returning to assist Kevin Whately’s DS Lewis, and she’s appeared in every episode since. In the time between Morse and Lewis, Holman worked in a couple of episodes of another popular British mystery series which also happens to be filmed not too far from Oxford; Midsomer Murders. The episodes were “Country Matters” and “Ring Out Your Dead.” Maybe you’ve seen them?

Tea Time Tidbit

Tea Time Tidbit

According to Holman, Whately is not only “a lovely man”, but also “a great company member, very loyal to the crew” and she likens the Lewis cast to being “a bit like a family.” Like Whately, Holman’s real-life husband also hails from “up north.” Director Howard Davies, who was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011, is from a coal-mining family in Durham. He and Holman were together 10 years before finally tying the knot in 2005.

As well as performing, Holman also teaches at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also in the town of Rye in Sussex, near the large 19th century home where she lives. Holman and her husband previously had a “tiny cottage,” but brought their current home to accommodate guests which frequently include Holman’s stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.

When she moved to the idyllic English countryside, Holman took up the ukulele. She would sometimes pop into a local Rye pub on a Tuesday evening to play with a group of local amateur musicians who got together and played at her 50th birthday party a couple of years ago. According to an interview Holman gave “it was absolutely lovely and lasted the whole weekend. We had about 28 friends to stay. Some were in camper-vans, some in tents, the rest were in the house.”

Holman also enjoys writing, painting and gardening.

To contact Heather:
Address: Afternoon Tea
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117


The video below of Roger Allam was posted on Facebook by Dorothy Langman.


For those who didn’t see my post on Facebook, below is a photo of the bust used in the Endeavour episode, ‘Harvest‘. It was created by Ruth Bader Gilbert



On the subject of the ‘Harvest’ episode, I also found out that the location used as a stand in for the nuclear power station was Fawley Power Station.

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Image result for Fawley Power Station

Image result for Fawley Power Station


My last three posts have been;

  1. A recording I made of a Roger Allam radio drama The Government Inspector. A BBC 3 Drama 5th Feb’ 2017. Click here to see that post.
  2. Another in my series of posts, The Secret of Bay 5B: Music, Art and Literary References. Click here to read that post.
  3. John Thaw on the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs: 9th October 1990. Click here to listen to that show.

That is all for this post. I hope you are all well and for those who are not I hope you get better soon. Take care.

Author: Chris Sullivan

Up until a few years ago I was my mum's full time carer. She died in, 2020, of Covid. At the moment I am attempting to write a novel.

2 thoughts

  1. Hi Chris. Thanks as always for the recap.

    Fyi, in case you weren’t aware, your Clare Holman showreel isn’t playing on youtube (at least in the US). There’s a message posted that says BBC Worldwide has blocked the video on copyright grounds.

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