Inspector Morse: The Wench Is Dead
First Aired: September 13, 2001
A health crisis may force Chief Insp. Morse (John Thaw) to take an early retirement in “The Wench Is Dead.” As it opens, Morse attends a lecture given by an American author (Lisa Eichhorn), who has written a book about a 140-year-old English murder. Suddenly, Morse takes ill and is rushed to the hospital, where doctors give him a battery of tests. While awaiting the results, he studies the book about what was considered an “open and shut” case and decides that it needs to be reopened.
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- Premiered: February 5, 1980
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Whodunits, courtroom dramas and suspense tales make up this often brilliant anthology. It features adaptations of tales by myriad classic mystery writers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to Dick Francis and John Mortimer, with such notable figu… (more)