Hello everyone and welcome to a new post and video.

The Dead of Jericho was the first Morse episode and was broadcast in the UK on the 6th January 1987. I thought it would be fun and interesting to have a look at how old the episode participants were when the episode was first broadcast.

Unfortunately quite a few of the cast have since died and I have included the date of their deaths. John Thaw was only 45 when the episode was broadcast but looks a little older. This may be because of his heavy smoking.

I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane. On a personal note I was 26 when the episode was broadcast in January 1987.


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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.

4 thoughts

  1. Thanks for this post. Dead of Jericho is one of my favorite Morse episodes. Has Barrington Pheloung’s cause of death been released?

  2. Chris, Since you were only 26 when the first Morse was broadcast, I meant to ask you when did you became such a fervent Morse fan that you decided to create the Morse/Lewis/Endeavour Universe?

    After watching Morse episodes many times, I now can spot so many, previously unknown to me, British actors in other British TV shows I found or bought that I can play my own Morse game – call out “Morse” whenever I see one and try to name the episode and part they played before my friends watching with me do. I’ve gotten a few of them hooked on Morse and Endeavour!

    1. Hi Kathleen. I read and became a fan when I read my first Colin Dexter novel when I was 20 in 1980. I started this website about five years ago. Well done in creating new Morse fans. The more the merrier.

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