Morse and Lewis investigate the death of Laura Poindexter, an American tourist who is part of an exclusive tour group visiting Oxford. Missing from her personal effects is her jewelry, including the Wolvercote Tongue which she was going to donate to the Ashmolean Museum. The pathologist determines that she died of natural causes, but Morse feels there's something not quite right. The mystery deepens when Theodore Kemp, the Ashmolean's expert on the Wolvercote Tongue, is found dead and Mrs. Poindexter's husband goes missing.
Did You Know?
There are two errors in the credits of this episode. Christine Norden is billed as Christine Morden, and the character name and actress name are the wrong way round for Shirley Brown played by Helena Stevens. See more
You know, I was a Jesus in one of the less fashionable colleges, Wales you know, founded 1671.
I thought Jesus was at Cambridge.
No, no, he went to Bethlehem tech.
Is that what they mean by the English sense of humour?
Where else would he go to do carpentry?
The character name Shirley Brown and the actress Helena Stevens were the wrong way round in the credits. See more