AGE OF ACTORS WHEN DEAD OF JERICHO WAS FIRST BROADCAST IN 1987

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.

Enjoy.

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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). 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.

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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