The year is 1966 and the football World Cup has come to England. With the USSR due to play at Roker Park and the fear of the 'Reds Under the Bed' exemplified by the upcoming Polaris submarine landing at the nearby Jarrow docks, tensions are running high. CND protesters, lead by radical students from Durham University, are the last thing the police need when the world media is on their doorstep awaiting the upcoming football match. Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of a well know Lefty academic, found dead in the docks post a CND rally. This takes them onto the Durham University campus - an ancient temple of learning struggling to come to terms with the novel influx of students from the working class and brash, radical, academics. Sexual and Social rebellion is everywhere in the air and to the young and optimistic these forces seem inevitable and unstoppable. Bacchus is horrified yet fascinated by the promiscuity on display. Gently, a war veteran, more shrewdly recognises that ...
Did You Know?
This episode features a guest appearance from Warren Clarke, the star of another of the BBC's top police drama's Dalziel and Pascoe. See more
In the missing girl's dorm room, Bachus picks up a paperback copy of "The Medium Is the Massage," which was published in 1967, but the title card in the beginning of the episode states that it's taking place in 1966. See more
[Looking at the dead radical professor's paycheck
Look how much he was gettin' paid!
[John gives it to George for approval
They're our taxes, you know.
Makes you wish you paid attention at school.