Saturday, February 11, 2006

Inspector Morse's House in Oxford

Fans of Inpector Morse, the British television series about the opera-loving, ale-drinking, first-nameless detective, who lived and worked in Oxford, may recognize this house. Morse had an old Jaguar Mark II that would be parked outside while he would sit inside listening to opera and drinking wine! (The person who played the part was John Thaw in this series.)

Actually, Morse's house is not in Oxford at all, but in Ealing, a London suburb and the location for many BBC television productions. Looking a little bit delapidated, the house is now up for auction.

The address is 23 Castlebar Park, Ealing, London w5. It's on the corner of Castlebar Park and Victoria Road, which is about a 15 minute walk from Ealing Broadway station. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

Can you imagine living in Morse's house?
This Morse fan would love to. :-)

Anonymous said...

Funny, I did live in the house in the late 80's when Morse was being filmed. It was a huge house and cheap rent, the only condition was that we had to be quiet when they were filming for a couple of weeks a year. I hear its pretty run down now. Shame, it was rather unique to get a rented house with nice grounds and a stable block multi-car garage in London!