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"Inspector Morse" The Wench Is Dead (TV Episode 1998) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(1998)

Plot Summary

  • Morse is taken seriously ill at a museum reception and is hospitalized. While there, he takes an interest in a 140 year-old case known as the Oxford Canal Murders. The case involved the murder and rape of young woman traveling by canal boat from Coventry to London. The case resulted in two men being hanged and Morse believes there was a miscarriage of justice. With Lewis away at the Inspectors course Supt. Strange, who has counseled Morse to take early retirement, assigns fast-track university graduate PC Adrian Kershaw to do some leg work for him. Morse determines that a fraud took place and that the victim may have been someone else altogether.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • Morse is taken seriously ill at an opening of an exhibition of old judicial practices at a museum and is hospitalized. Supt. Strange pushes Morse to take early retirement. An attractive scientist, who had a speech at the opening of the exhibition, brings her book on a 140 year-old case known as the Oxford Canal Murders to the hospital for Morse to read. The case involved the murder and rape of a young woman traveling by canal boat from Coventry to London. Two men were hanged for the crime. Morse starts reading the book, dreams about it, and decides to re-open the investigation. With Lewis away at the Inspectors course, Morse manages to borrow a fast-track university graduate PC Adrian Kershaw to help him.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • While Morse is in hospital for a bleeding ulcer, he takes an interest in an 1859 murder and becomes convinced its resolution was a miscarriage of justice.

    - Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Morse is taken seriously ill at a museum reception and is hospitalized. In the hospital, Supt. Strange...

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