8:00pm, Sunday, 3 January 2016,ITV
Jemima West as…Kay Belborough
Morse (Shaun Evans) is out of jail and now holed up in a woodland shack. But there is no chance of a quiet life in episode one of series three. His neighbour, a tycoon called Bixby, is making a racket driving speedboats and hosting parties full of women in hot pants and chaps who say ‘old man’ a lot. Morse may be suspended, but DI Thursday, now recovered from being shot, wants him to help on the case of a woman found dead after going missing at a fairground. Morse is done with police work, he says, but Thursday reminds him ‘There’s a town that needs looking after’ and, before long, Morse has somehow unearthed more clues with a bit of gentle poking around than the rest of the force put together.