Six couples arrive at out-of-term Chaucer College for a quiz weekend with a five thousand pound prize. One of the contestants, womanizing know-all Ethan Croft, is murdered. Another, Robyn Strong, an old flame of Ethan's, is disappointed that he failed to recognize her. Ethan was a brilliant linguist but was sacked from the college years earlier after an affair with a student who is now married to another quizzer. Meanwhile, Eve, Robyn's quiz partner, is the next victim, after she has been heard arguing with Ethan. Passion, however, is not the motive, the killer being one whose guilty secret was exposed by Ethan's language skills over a past business transaction - with at least two suspects in the frame.
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Did You Know?
Alan Davies, who plays quiz master Marcus Richards (allegedly a "quiz show champion") appears in every episode of the quiz show, QI
(2003). A running gag on the show is Davies' frequent last-place finishes. See more
Near the beginning, Lewis is dressed in suit and bow tie, and supposedly looking at himself in the mirror. But the way reflections work, if the viewer can see him in the mirror, then he would be seeing the camera in the mirror. He would not see himself at all. See more
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Everybody lies - especially about sex.
References University Challenge
Eluceven Le Stelle (from Tosca)
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra See more