Inspector Morse: (warmly) “So do I . . . one with a nib that you fill from a bottle.”
(From “The Last Enemy”, Episode #9 in the Inspector Morse BBC mystery series, with Amanda Hillwood as Dr. Russell and the late John Thaw as Inspector Morse.)
What kind of fountain pen does Inspector Morse use? A silver Parker, according to graphologist Nigel Bradley, who’s studied Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse books. (Morse's handwriting is described by Dexter as "small, neat, and scholarly" which begs the question: what size nib did he use? Surely not a broad?)
The series is available on DVD. A few solo middle-agers with obsessive intellectual passions may recognize themselves in the occasional scenes of Morse slumped on a sofa, pouring another drink from a half-empty bottle of Scotch as he works out his theory of the murder.