I have come late to the Inspector Morse series, but I am slowly making my way through the 33 episodes. Since I was born and brought up in Oxford, I love the familiarity of many of the locations, but most of all I enjoy John Thaw's superb characterization of Chief Inspector Morse. In each episode he quietly exposes more of Morse's complex personality and his background. I didn't warm to Lewis in the beginning, but Kevin Whateley plays the role so well that I am developing a somewhat grudging fondness for the sergeant. Altogether an excellent production with each episode more gripping than the next. I would highly recommend it.