The Infernal Serpent is episode one of season four of Inspector Morse.

Synopsis Edit

Morse and Lewis investigate the death of Dr. Julian Dear, a senior fellow at an Oxford college. Dear was to participate in a debate on the evening of his death, where he was headed when attacked, suffered a fatal heart attack during what appeared to be a mugging. The College's Master, Matthew Copley-Barnes comes upon a young man leaning over the body of Dear, and the young man pushes the Master aside in his escape. Morse soon learns that Copley-Barnes has been receiving strange packages, and also that the College has large investments in Corby International, a major bio-agricultural/chemical firm. These facts and the interest of a well-known journalist, Sylvie Maxton, writing an article about the Master leads Morse to a complex cover up of scientific information as well as the discovery of a long-hidden tragedy

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Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Guest Cast Edit

  • Geoffrey Palmer - Matthew Copley-Barnes
  • David Neal - Dr. Julian Dear
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt - Blanche Copley-Barnes
  • Pearce Quigley - Mick McGovern
  • Michael Attwell - Parsons
  • Cheryl Campbell - Sylvie Maxton
  • John Joyce - Mr. Gray
  • Ian Brimble - Phil Hopkirk
  • Tom Wilkinson - Jake Normington
  • Irene Richard - Imogen Garrett
  • George Costigan - Ron Garrett
  • Denys Hawthorne - Chief Superintendent Rennie
  • Sydnee Blake - Mrs. McGovern
  • Philippa Howell - Ward Sister (as Phillipa Howell)
  • Michelle Wesson - Mandy Hopkirk
  • Catherine Terris - Hopkirk's Housekeeper

Trivia Edit

  • Cheryl Campbell (Sylvie Maxton) would go on to appear in the Lewis episode 'Music to Die For' as Walli Helm.
  • The character Matthew Copley-Barnes also appears in the Endeavour episode 'Trove', played by Jamie Parker.