DI Lewis returns to Oxford after several years absence and is reluctantly assigned by his new boss, DCS Innocent, to the murder of an Oxford mathematics student who was shot while participating in a sleep study. The key-code used to access the sleep lab was assigned to a fellow maths student, Daniel Griffin, but Daniel's math tutor has provided him with an alibi. Daniel is a maladjusted young man who will soon inherit his father's automotive empire. He is disruptive and has no respect for his uncle who now heads the company. The future of the company however rests on an impending deal with Japanese investors who insist that family unity is all important at this time. When two other murders occur, Lewis must decipher a cryptic clue left in an old case file by his former boss, Chief Inspector Morse.
Did You Know?
When Jessica Pollock is playing the trumpet, the music scholarship is funded by the Endeavour Award provided by an anonymous bequest. The secretary tells Lewis that the only stipulation the benefactor made was that the winner must "give solace to the soul with their playing". It is obvious that the benefactor was none other than Morse--whose rarely mentioned first name was "Endeavour." See more
Danny Griffon's body is shown sitting upright in a single sculling boat, with one oar blade in the air, and DS Hathaway correctly observes that the oar has been put in on the wrong side.
But a sculling boat is inherently unstable and it is almost impossible for a even the most experienced sculler when alive and awake to sit upright and motionless in a boat with one oar in the air, let alone when dead with a bullet hole in the head.
The boat would have certainly capsized. See more
Has Oxford changed much since you've been away?
No. It changed before I went.
Featured in Lewis... Behind the Scenes
Formed a Band
By Christopher W H Ward, Friederike Siepe, Michael Breyer, Eddie Argos, and Ian Stuart Wilson
Performance by Art Brut
Reverb Music/Fierce Panda See more