Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 19 1990, Page 167

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 19, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Inspector Morse returns sidekick Lewis helps Sleuth Shine brightly in mystery by Walter Goodman new York times news service new York the return of Olief inspector Morse in the latest offering from mystery 9 thursday on pcs and also Means the return of his unflappable sergeant the second banana is a Staple of the detective Story in its classic British for very practical the Brilliant after needs somebody to show off to and to Shine he can exhibit his stuff in the Good old final scene in the drawing room before a gallery of but a Large ego requires expression and As the red Herrings begin to mystery fans need a surrogate to Lead them in fishy sergeant and lord Peter Wimsey and Hercule Poirot Captain and chief superintendent Adam Dalgliesh inspector John lately replaced by inspector Kate and sergeant Cribbs con stable and Albert champions Mager Fontein Ilia affectations of the singular Sher lock Holmess singular there Are Between Charters and the amusing protagonists of a Brief to series drawn from Alfred Hitchcock movie the lady one cant be sure which is the top and Agatha Chris ties miss Marple makes do on her although she usually manages to find some Copper to the main requirement of the Fea tured evident from the fore going is to be dimmer than the they tend to be stolid rather than proceeding step by step instead of bounding along when they do attempt a it is Likely to be in fee direction of the obvious so that they can be set to rights by the whom they nevertheless follow with a deviating loyalty and reciprocated should it come to any sort of violent it rarely does in these subordinates can be useful in the Morse inspector Lewis is a particularly Welcome since his common wholesome attitude toward crime and the world is a Relief beside the tics of his this with his love of his Mastery of crossword his connoisseurship about pubs and his red his rejection of a Christian is not so much a character As an assemblage of affect the series also suffers from directorial possibly Laid on to draw attention away from the weak Nesses of Soso in every the style is clued by the Way the bold credits interrupt the action for the first few its a so As played by Kevin Whately with a North England dialect and quiet amusement but never disrespect at the Sticks of his becomes a Force for after while Morse played by John thaw is getting stirred up by women who Are either too Young for him or destined for an unfortunate end in the course of the Lewis has a family to return to when the Days Chase is he holds the proceedings together amid a Good Deal of Over directing and Whatley credibility in addition the sort of Loyal subordinate that Constable Thackeray William Simons is to the victorian Bobby sergeant Cribb Alan Lewis also represents an updated version of another tradition in British he and Morse stand somewhere be tween today buddy flicks and the master relationship celebrated by lord Peter Wimsey and although the class difference Between who went to and who drops occasional references to his Council school upbringing in is not As pronounced As the Feudal Gulf that separates lord Peter from his body they share a Manly Bond of Reliance and Good in both the understanding is unspoken and one May leave to the psychoanalysts any suspicions of homosexual Why does the dashing lord Peter have so much trouble with women saved lord Peters life in the first world War that How dependable he although any idealized portrait of the upstairs downstairs they make an engaging especially in the performances of first Wim sey bunter Ian Carmichael and Glyn

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