Morse is simply the best police drama from Great Britain since Conan Doyle gave life to Sherlock Holmes. I must also suggest he, Morse, requires your full attention when viewing the hour and forty-five minute production; the detective inspector is, admittedly, an acquired taste. Morse has a penchant for classical music, the louder the better, and a pint of beer (to allow his thoughts to focus more clearly on the clues at hand). He is quick to correct his partner, Sgt. Lewis, in referring to the deceased victim in the past tense and not in the present tense as Lewis habitually does - "the dead WAS a husband and father, Lewis, not IS ...". If you love working jigsaw puzzles you will be well taken by these productions, the first ten, fifteen minutes the many characters are presented in snippets of activity that seemingly are unrelated, but you know these are necessary parts of the puzzle that Morse will locate a nearby pub and "clear his head" to do justice, find cause, and prevail in solving the evil deed. The city of Oxford is the background, the acting is always top quality, and JohnThaw is perfectly cast.