Professor Andrew Crompton, an amateur astronomer, is found dead in the university observatory after visiting a priest for confession. A note-book belonging to student Jez Haydock is found by the body and Jez's tutor, Gwen Raeburn, is quick to go through the dead man's belongings. The widow believed her husband was having an affair and obsequious porter Roger Temple names Ella Ransome, a G.P., as the other woman - and then she too is killed. Roger proves to be a manipulator though not a murderer but his father knows the identity of the killer. He's a retired porter, now in a home where he is regarded as senile and deluded but Lewis needs his help to get to the truth. Written by
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Did You Know?
During the concert, the orchestra plays the movements of Holst's "Planets" in the wrong order. We hear Mars, followed by Jupiter, followed by Venus. The correct order is Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter. See more
[Lewis and Hathaway enter the college dining room as a student is saying a long, incomprehensible Grace in Latin
DI Robert Lewis
[whispers to Hathaway
Is that today's special?
DS James Hathaway
[whispers hesitantly, as if translating
Toad-in-the-hole. Spotted dick.
Venus: Bringer of Peace
from "The Planets" (uncredited)
composed bt Gustav Holst (1918)
Heard at the concert See more