Rachel James is shot through her kitchen window while having breakfast early one morning. She was having an affair with Dr. Julian Storrs, an Oxford professor who is a candidate for Master of Lonsdale College. When her next door neighbor is also killed however, Morse determines that the shooting of James may have been in error. Morse also suspects that he may have been a blackmailer. Both Storrs an his rival for the Masters position, Denis Cornford had secrets that would make them suspects. Morse determines that several others also had things to hide and any one of them could have committed the murders. Written by
Did You Know?
A member of the university is played by Roger Allam who then went to to play DI Fred Thursday, Morse's boss in Endeavour so a complete circle. See more
When Miss James' neighbour says she saw a man out back while she was putting the ashes out, none of the houses shown in the long shots have a chimney so would not have any ashes to put out. See more
Chief Inspector Morse
You're quite sure of the time, Mrs Storrs?
When you get to our age, Inspector, it happens so rarely you remember every single detail.
Non so più
(from "Le nozze di Figaro")
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(as W.A. Mozart)
Sung by Nina Tilbury See more