Policeman Alan Trier is murdered and the abrasive Deputy Chief Constable Roth orders Wycliffe to avoid any scandal which would attract outside criticism in his investigation, given that Trier's wife had been having an affair with another officer - making them the obvious suspects. However, nothing is ever obvious to Wycliffe. . . Written by
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Did You Know?
D.I. Kersey's absence is explained by him being transferred to Essex for a fraud case. In fact, it was due to Jimmy Yuill (who plays him) having been ill with meningitis. Although he made a full recovery, the production company refused to have him back for insurance reasons. This caused considerable ill-feeling and led to the program being canceled after this series (this is the penultimate episode ever made). See more