Rachel James is shot through her kitchen window while having breakfast early one morning. She was having an affair with Dr. Julian Storrs, an Oxford professor who is a candidate for Master of Lonsdale College. When her next door neighbor is also killed however, Morse determines that the shooting of James may have been in error. Morse also suspects that he may have been a blackmailer. Both Storrs and his rival for the Master's position, Denis Cornford, had secrets that would make them suspects. Morse determines that several others also had things to hide and any one of them could have committed the murders.
Did You Know?
Has Three actors with leading or supporting roles in both Morse spinoffs. Roger Allam from Endeavor, Kevin Whatley and Claire Holm from inspector Lewis See more
When Miss James' neighbour says she saw a man out back while she was putting the ashes out, none of the houses shown in the long shots have a chimney so would not have any ashes to put out. See more
People who like crosswords have blanks in their lives, and they haven't a clue how to fill them in, don't you think.
[She hands him a drink
Non so più
(from "Le nozze di Figaro")
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(as W.A. Mozart)
Sung by Nina Tilbury See more