Elderly genealogist Adrian Weiss is murdered with an Indian ceremonial dagger in an Oxford museum. Other visitors that day were a party of school-girls from Blythe Mount school, where Morse goes, to find two teachers and seven girls staying there for the summer vacation. After he has left he finds a note reading 'Save Me' stuffed into his pocket. He learns that exactly a century earlier the school, then a private house, was the scene of the unsolved murders of the Blaise-Hamilton family, former owners of the dagger. Soon afterwards sensitive pupil Bunty disappears after hearing ghostly music played in the night. Headmistress Miss Symes tells Morse that the spectre of Charlotte Blaise-Hamilton is said to haunt the school and both Morse and teacher Miss Danby believe they have seen her. Morse contacts Stephen Fitzowen, who wrote a book about the murders and who reports that Weiss was keen to see him before he died and Fitzowen and Morse mount a ghost watch, during which there is another...
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The murder of the elderly genealogist at the beginning takes place in the entomology collection at the Natural History Museum in Oxford. It is recognizable because the room has been re-purposed from its original layout as a great lecture hall with massive arches. The floor was raised to make room below as can be seen by the claustrophobic proximity of the peak of the arches to the floor. This room has tremendous historical significance. In 1860 it was the site of the great debate attended by Thomas Henry Huxley, Bishop Wilberforce, Richard Owen and even Captain Fitzroy of HMS Beagle. This took place immediately following the publication of the Origin of Species and the opening of the museum itself in 1859. See more
Stephen Fitzowen claims to have been recording supernatural phenomena with a portable tape recorder for over 40 years. Portable reel-to-reel tape recorders were not available until the late 1940s. This story is set in 1966. See more
[Strange has organised a double date which includes Thursday's daughter, Joan
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References Mary Poppins
written by Chip Taylor
performed by The Troggs See more