John Thaw became recognised around the globe as Oxford-based Inspector Morse, thanks to the ITV series which ran between 1987 and 2000.

The actor died in 2002 but his memory lives on and while he had many roles it is perhaps as Morse that he is best known.

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John Thaw and Kevin Whately on set of Inspector Morse

The Oxford Mail featured as part of the plot in some of the 33 ITV episodes and staff at the newspaper in Osney Mead were often asked to design special copies which could be used for filming.

Some scenes for the episode based on the 1996 novel Death Is Now My Neighbour were shot at the paper's offices.

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Over the years actors could often be seen in the city on film sets for Inspector Morse, its sequel Lewis, or for the Morse prequel Endeavour, which started in 2012.

A family connection was established when Mr Thaw's daughter Abigail Thaw took on the role of Oxford Mail editor Dorothea Frazil.

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Abigail Thaw: Picture ITV

Shaun Evans plays the younger Morse, with Roger Allam as DI Thursday.

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter died in 2017 and his memorial service was held the following year at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

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It was attended by actors including Kevin Whately, who starred in Lewis with Laurence Fox, Mr Thaw's widow Sheila Hancock, and Mr Thaw's daughter Abigail Thaw.

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Laurence Fox

The TV series Lewis ran from 2006 to 2015.