Saturday, January 27, 2007

News: No Return from the Grave for Morse

Steven Russell, writing in the East Anglian Daily Times, reports that fans of Inspector Morse must face reality: there simply won't be any new stories or TV series featuring the grumpy Oxford detective. Not now, not ever. Colin Dexter, the author of the long-running mystery series, holds the copyright for the Morse brand and is being pro-active in preventing anyone from filming another version of his character.

“I'm never going to let anybody else play Inspector Morse", says Dexter. "I've put it in my will! In 100 years' time, if the planet is still going - which I doubt very much - it won't be like Sherlock Holmes, with people saying 'I preferred his interpretation.' For me, John Thaw was Morse; and I've said I'm never going to allow - while the decision is mine - anybody to take Morse's role.” John Thaw, who played Morse on television, died of cancer in 2002.

Read the complete article on eadt.co.uk here.

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