The body of ex-Fleet Street reporter Eric Patterson is found by a railway track. He was last seen arguing with Alderman Wintergreen over the Landesman construction company's plans to develop the site of former borstal Blenheim Vale. At the same time ten year old Tommy Cork runs away from his bullying father and George Aldridge, a former Blenheim Valley boy, absconds from jail and is later found dead, Morse believing that Tommy saw the killer and is now hiding. Then Wintergreen is also murdered. Eventually Morse learns that three of George's contemporaries at Blenheim Vale were trying to contact him. They tell Morse that there was sexual abuse of the boys when Wintergreen and Landesman were on its governing board but police declined to step in. At the same time ACC Deare confides in Thursday and Morse that he believes there is a cover up involving police corruption and asks them to investigate covertly. Aware that Tommy must have seen at least one of the murders Morse has to save both ... Written by
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Did You Know?
The poem Morse recites to Thurday whilst waiting for Deare to show up at Blenheim Vale, XVI - (How clear, how lovely bright)" from More Poems, by A. E. Housman - provides the title for "The Remorseful Day" is the title of the very last episode of the Inspector Morse series. See more
Poster in George Aldridge's cell advertising Benny & Clyde show at Empire Theatre states "Twice nightly - 6:15 and 8:15."
Patterson's ticket for show seen by Endeavour at autopsy says "2nd performance 6:15." See more
At the Round Table there was one seat kept always vacant, reserved by Merlin for the knight destined to claim the Grail and heal the wounded land. The seat was named The Siege Perilous for should any other dare sit therein, it held only death.
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