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    David Bishop(Author)

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This is a companion to the hugely successful "Inspector Morse" TV series, covering all 33 episodes of the show, as well as the original novels that inspired the series and other related media, including the radio plays. With a critique of each episode, along with useful facts, details of the soundtracks and key character beats, it also includes a brief discussion of the hugely successful spin-off series, "Lewis".

David Bishop lectures in creative writing at Napier University. He has written several novels, as well as writingradio and TV dramas for the BBC and having graphic novels published in four languages. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • David Bishop(Author)
  • Reynolds & Hearn Ltd (1 Jun. 2002)
  • English
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  • By M. A. Richardson on 16 March 2017

    A good book for any Morse / Lewis / Endeavour fans. Each story has its own chapter, giving details as to when the book was first published, storyline. and various other categories. This chapter is called In Print. It also has the same called On Screen this also tells you where Colin Dexter appears in each story. It is a very useful book to have at the side of you whilst viewing in case you want to refer to it quickly. For classical music fans in the On screen section it gives details of the music that is played. A section of photos, from the Morse series only, A lovely photo of John Thaw is the first in the section, A group photo shows Colin Deter & John Thaw in an episode. The last one is from the last ever Morse, where he had died and Sgt. Lewis is standing over him. I have not read the whole book as for me it is not a book that I would read 'Cover to Cover' as you would a novel. It is more of a reference book. Unfortunately I found an error in the 'Lewis' section, which Iam sorry to say is a stupid error. Page 270 Lewis is referred to as 'RUSSELL' Also I would have liked to have seen an index of the stories for both 'In Print' and 'On Screen' so if you want to refer to a particular story and you do not know when it was first printed or shown, you have to flick through the book. Otherwise this would have received 5*

  • By L. P. Starling on 31 August 2017

    Slipped through it as I wasn't want bought it was. It was just about the books 📚that Colin Dexter. But not brilliant

  • By kayemarian on 29 December 2015

    A great book for all morse fans a must read it explains everything and shows the differences between book and series

  • By VoodooMonkey on 6 June 2015

    An absolute must for any Morse fan. This is a great compendium with lots of interesting info and honest reviews. There's nothing else like it out there and I would strongly recommend it.

  • By Flying High on 18 June 2002

    In 'The Complete Inspector Morse' David Bishop has produced an absolute Morse tour de force. No matter (Morse-related) remains unvisited - Bishop has even reviewed his fellow Morse-related authors... To say that this book is an absolute necessity for each and every one of the millions of Morse fans worldwide is an understatement.All of Colin Dexter's brilliant original novels are reviewed and annotated in an extremely intriguing way - for instance, both Morse's love of the demon drink (and Lewis's resistance!) are chronicled together with his love of pornography (not translated to the small screen...) His love life (or lack of same) are there too, together with fully detailed overviews of the stories and cross references to (amongst other things)crosswords and Morse's eclectic musical selections.The fascinating sideways look continues with a review of each and every television story - some of the previous detail being added to. In particular, I found the annotation of the appearances of Dexter in his progeny's screen life amusing along with the cat and mouse game played throughout both books and tv in respect of Morse's first name. In fact, it could be said that the book is a notable 'endeavour' in this respect!The tome concludes with a list of references to other material related to Morse - including Internet sites, but, for the most poignant section of the book, you will need to return to the Foreword - a short appreciation of John Thaw, who will remain immortalised as Morse and, of course, much missed.

  • By Melomane (aka A.B.) on 13 October 2006

    After reading the 2002 edition three years ago, I emailed the publishers to notify them of some errors and misprints and also ask them for the author's email address, but they never replied. Having received my copy of the revised edition this morning, I was disappointed that only some mistakes have been corrected. Below is a list of the errors that still exist in the new edition.1. p. 16 The sentence 'Crowther insists Morse is summoned' sounds awkward ('Crowther insists that Morse be summoned' would make more sense); 'He goes to the hospital and asks Sue asks for a photograph of herself': 'asks' is repeated after 'Sue'.2. p. 26 The Shakespeare quotation is not from 'Henry IV, Part 2' but 'Henry VI, Part 2': Bishop has copied this mistake from Dexter. It isn't a misprint by the novels' publishers (Macmillan/Pan), since the quotation is misattributed again in the heading to Chapter 34 of 'The Daughters of Cain', where the exact lines from the play (4.1.1-2) are cited. As I guess that his publishers won't help me contact Dexter directly or indirectly (I've given up on publishers), I hope someone close to the novelist will alert him to this error.3. p. 42 The murderer is 'Charles', not 'Conrad', Richards.4. p. 51 Sarah's surname - as spelt in the novel - is 'Jonstone', not 'Johnston'.5. p. 110 Morse hears Mozart's Piano Concerto 14, not a Handel concerto, a mistake also occurring in the DVD subtitles. The Handel is actually heard in a later scene (when Morse drives into Oxford), at which point Bishop and the DVD subtitles incorrectly ascribe the music to Haydn: curiously, Bishop identified the music correctly - Handel - in his 2002 edition. The Mozart aria isn't from 'Don Giovanni' but 'The Marriage of Figaro' ('Porgi amor'): the DVD subtitles identify this correctly. 'Chopin's "Don Giovanni"' should read 'Mozart's...'. (There's a piece not mentioned by Bishop, which is Mozart's 'Haffner' Symphony heard when Lewis calls on Morse in his office and switches off the radio (identified by the US Morse fan Helen Roulston)).6. p. 116 The snippet heard isn't Mozart's E flat 'Sinfonia Concertante', but a Handel 'Concerto Grosso' (identified by Roulston), though at first it does sound like the second movement: Bishop identified it correctly in the 2002 edition, here most probably adopting the mistake from the DVD subtitles.7. p. 119 'awash was' should read '...with'.8. p. 120 The Palestrina piece ('Agnus Dei') is from 'Missa Brevis', not 'Iste Confessor'. The aria which Morse hears in his flat is not from Verdi's 'Falstaff' but Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' (Manon's 'Sola, perduta, abbandonata'), though we see the LP cover of Verdi's opera (this error also appears in the subtitles of the DVD, from which - like the Handel, Haydn, and Mozart above - Bishop may have copied it).9. p. 135 'The inspector...switches it off at Jane's request': it's she who turns off the music, not Morse; the work heard in the scene with Mrs Warbut at the end isn't Bach's 'St John Passion' but Alain's 'De Jules Lemaitre' (identified by Roulston).10. p. 153 Bishop misses the 3rd Schumann String Quartet heard when Lewis visits Morse (identified by Roulston).11. p. 163 'Justorum Anime' should be '...animae', and the anthem isn't 'Tudor' but by Orlande de Lassus.12. p. 208 Lady Emily plays Mozart's Piano Sonata in D KV 311 when told of Harry's death, not Beethoven's Piano Concerto 4, which is heard earlier (when she and Jessica first meet): this error also exists in the subtitles.13. p. 211 'Nicole' is misspelt as 'Nicola'.14. p. 213 'Signora Ascolta' should read 'Signore...'.15. p. 222 'Che Faro Senza Eurydice' should be '...Euridice', and 'Orfeo et Eurydice' (a Franco-Italian title?) should read '...ed Euridice'; 'Misere' should be 'Miserere'.16. p. 226 '(91st movement)' must be '(1st...)'.17. p. 234 Though 'Träume' from the 'Wesendonck-Lieder' was recorded and is included in Volume 3 of the 'Morse' CD (Virgin), it doesn't appear anywhere in 'Twilight of the Gods' which I watched so many times in order to track down the moment when the song is supposed to be sung: Gwladys Probert sings only from Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene, not the song (why 'Träume' was recorded in the first place is a mystery: this song - rather than the 'Götterdämmerung' finale - should've been used to conclude the episode).18. p. 254 'a Mozart' should read 'Mozart's'.19. p. 259 'Knappertsbusch' is misspelt as 'Knappertbusch'.PS I think reference should be made in the 'Identity Parade' section to Patricia Hodge's most famous TV role Phyllida Trant (Mrs Erskine-Brown) and Peter Blythe's equally famous portrayal of Samuel Ballard in the popular courtroom show 'Rumpole of the Bailey' (the former appears in 'Ghost in the Machine', the latter in 'The Death of the Self').PPS The third edition, which features material on the sequel LEWIS, will be released during the first week of February 2008.A.B.


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