Listen To New Radio Drama: Morse: In the Shallows. BBC Radio 4. 14th July 2018.

Terrible things happen even in beautiful places and among highly educated people. Morse, Lewis and Strange are back on their criminally fertile Oxford patch – dealing with a mysterious pair of Oxford students who appear to be fish out of water, a Don found dead in the river, and an attractive philosopher who pleads with Morse to drop his investigation to save her career.

It’s still the early 1990s when computers, mobiles, digital media and sophisticated forensic techniques are not yet in use. Morse’s detection methods rely on instinct, acutely honed observational skills and dogged gumshoe perseverance. Colin Dexter’s Oxford detectives feature in a story devised by former Morse TV writer Alma Cullen, adapted by Richard Stoneman.

To listen to the last year’s BBC radio drama, Morse: House of Ghosts, then click HERE.


Chief Inspector Morse – Neil Pearson

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Neil starred in the Lewis episode ‘And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea’ as Dr. Stringer. Neil also starred as Morse in the radio drama, ‘House of Ghosts: A Case for Inspector Morse’. Click HERE to listen to that drama.

Sergeant Lewis – Lee Ingleby

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Lee also starred as Lewis in the radio drama, ‘BBC Radio Morse Drama: House of Ghosts: A Case for Inspector Morse.’

Superintendent Strange – Pip Torrens

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Pip appeared in the Lewis episode ‘Expiation’ as Malcolm Croft. He was also in thew BBC Radio 4 Drama. House of Ghosts: A Case for Inspector Morse.

Dr Jessica Hinkley – Anna Chancellor

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Anna starred in Lewis as Judith Suskin in the episode  ‘The Gift of Promise’. Sghe also appeared in the Morse episode ‘Cherubim and Seraphim,’.

Anthony Yateman – Kevin Eldon

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The Master – Anton Lesser

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Anton of course stars in Endeavour as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright.

Annie – Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith – Actor

Hazel – Rachel Atkins

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Unsworth – Edward Killingback

Gregson – Harry Lister Smith

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David Evans – Henry Pettigrew

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Vic Nelson – Okorie Chukwu

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Quentin Spencer – Ben Crowe

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Director – Marilyn Imrie

Marilyn also directed and produced BBC radio drama – House Of Ghosts: A Case For Inspector Morse.

Author – Alma Cullen

Alma Cullen also wrote the Morse BBC Radio 4 Drama. House of Ghosts: A Case for Inspector Morse.

She also was involved with the Morse series;

– The Death of the Self (1992) … (written by Alma Cullen)
– Fat Chance (1991) … (written by Alma Cullen )
– The Infernal Serpent (1990) … (written by Alma Cullen )
– The Secret of Bay 5B (1989) … (screenplay by Alma Cullen)

Adaptor – Richard Stoneman

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). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

5 thoughts

  1. Neil Pearson sounds uncannily like John Thaw in his portrayal of Morse.Quite spooky to listen to but, nevertheless an enjoyable programme. Thank you for sharing this, Chris.

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