ITV3 is showing episodes of Inspector Morse on weekday mornings at the moment. Although I've seen them all dozens of times, I've been watching again and enjoying them as much as the first time they were broadcast.
A big part of Morse's appeal is that he is the ultimate cultured copper whose interests include beer, crosswords and literature. In the episode about drug smuggling, Deceived By Flight, he even begins to take an interest in cricket.
The one thing that jars slightly is his taste in music. Morse is a fan of opera, especially Wagner. I presume this reflects writer Colin Dexter's own musical interests. But as a cerebral, crossword solving beer drinker, Morse would surely in real life be a jazz fan.