BBC Radio 4 Drama. House of Ghosts: A Case for Inspector Morse (25th March 2017)

Hi fellow Morsonians. I noticed that my video of the radio drama House of Ghosts had been removed from Youtube and subsequently was not working in this post. So, I decided to upload it only to my website. I have split the video into three parts to make the uploading easier and more convenient. All details about the drama are below the videos. Enjoy.

 

An original drama written by Alma Cullen around the characters of Morse and Lewis created by Colin Dexter.

Who is Alma Cullen? She was involved in four episodes of Inspector Morse. She wrote three of them;  The Death of the Self(1992), – Fat Chance (1991) and The Infernal Serpent (1990) and wrote the screenplay for The Secret of Bay 5B (1989).

The focus is on the time in Morse’s career when his mind was developing its incisive edge and his personal life was at its most complex.

The year is 1987, and Morse is at the theatre, where the young actress playing Ophelia dies on stage during a performance of Hamlet. A Suspicious Death inquiry begins.

When a suspect is murdered, Morse becomes convinced that the two deaths do, somehow, connect with what happened at an Oxford student production of Hamlet which he was a part of in 1962.

The cast are as follows;

INSPECTOR MORSE – NEIL PEARSON.

Neil Pearson is known to Lewis fans as Dr. Stringer from the episode, – And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (2008).


DS LEWIS – LEE INGLEBY.

Lee Ingleby has no connection to the Morse universe but will be familiar to crime drama fans as John Bacchus in the Inspector George Gently TV Series.

SUPT STRANGE – PIP TORRENS

Pip Torrens appeared in the Lewis TV series as Malcolm Croft in the episode Expiation(2007)


STEPHEN CRITCHLOW AS PHILIP WOOLF

Stephen Critchlow played Donald Martin in the BBC radio dramatization of The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn.


TIMOTHY WATSON AS LAWRENCE BAXTER

No connection to the Morse universe. Best known to the British as Rob Titchener from the BBC long running drama The Archers.

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ALLAN CORDUNER AS PAUL KINCAID

Allan Corduner played Mr Bellocchio in the Inspector Morse episode Twilight of the Gods (1993).


SAMANTHA BOND AS ELLEN UNDERWOOD 

Samantha Bond is known to Morse fans as Helen Marriat from the episode Dead on Time (1992)


ISLA BLAIR AS VERITY CARR

Isla Blair is known in the Morse universe for playing Janey Wilson in the Morse episode, Cherubim & Seraphim (1992)


JANINE HAROUNI AS HARRIET BAXTER 

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DIRECTOR – MARILYN IMRIE (SCOTTISH RADIO DRAMA DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER).

No connection to the Morse Universe.

 

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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. 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. Firstly I have to complete an intensive year at college which starts at the end of August 2018. If I pass the college year I will then be able to go straight into Edinburgh University. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

3 thoughts

  1. Thank you so much for uploading this.

    From reading your post, it appears you are about to embark on your own academic adventure. Envy from me, as I would do the same if there wasn’t a mortgage to be paid… Let go, dive in and you’ll have a great time. Make your own luck!

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