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Inspector Morse, Series 10

Episode Descriptions

The Way Through the Woods
Episode 1
Originally aired Thursday, January 20, 1997, at 9 p.m.

A retracted confession sets Morse (John Thaw) and Detective Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately) on the now-cold trail of a young woman's murderer. When a roll of film from the victim's camera leads Morse and Lewis to Oxford's Wytham Woods–and a skeleton–Morse begins to uncover a story as sordid as he feared.

Episode 2
Originally aired Thursday, February 6, 1997, at 9 p.m.

Morse (John Thaw) continues to piece together a tale of sex, lies–and blackmail. But the final clue may have come too late: As Morse races to prevent the killer from claiming another victim, his stalwart sidekick finds himself the object of the murderer's attention.

Deadly Slumber
Episode 1
Originally aired Thursday, February 13, 1997, at 9 p.m.

Was Dr. Matthew Brewster's (Richard Owens) death a suicide–or did he have a little help from his enemies? When the details of an ugly malpractice suit come to light, Morse (John Thaw) believes revenge seems a compelling motive for murder. Death threats aimed at the doctor further implicate millionaire-bookmaker Michael Steppings (Brian Cox), whose daughter suffered permanent brain damage at Brewster's hand.

Episode 2
Originally aired Thursday, February 20, 1997, at 9 p.m.

Morse (John Thaw) and Lewis (Kevin Whately) discover that prime suspect Michael Steppings (Brian Cox) has an airtight alibi, leaving them to wade through a pool of new suspects, including the doctor's frail wife and medical partner, Claire (Janet Suzman); his mistress (Penny Downie); and son John (Jason Durr), whose relationship with his father was, as Morse soon discovers, less than friendly.

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