Morse is exonerated but still under suspension and goes to stay with his friend Tony Donn, meeting glamorous tennis player Elva Piper. Elva takes him to a party given by Joss Bixby, a reclusive millionaire who seems only too familiar with the wife of Bruce Belborough, another of Morse's friends. Meanwhile Thursday investigates the killing of bus conductress Jeannie Hearne, who vanished after a visit to a funfair and seeks Morse's help but in vain. However when Bixby is also murdered there appears to be a connexion with Jeannie and Thursday allows Morse to do a little sleuthing of his own. Together they discover a drug smuggling operation, a scenario redolent of 'The Great Gatsby', and a fairground magician, paving the way to solving the murders.
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Did You Know?
The clue in the final credits is "If", the poem by Rudyard Kipling, referenced in several scenes. See more
At the beginning reference is made to the arrest of D S Morse from the last series, in fact he was D C Morse. See more
The finding of this Board, is that the tragic events of last December, which led to the shooting of DI Thursday and the arrest of DS Morse, were due solely to a mental breakdown suffered by ACC Clive Deare. We are also of a view that further investigation into other extraneous matters would not be in the national interest. To which end, all investigative materials relating to Blenheim Vale Boys Home are to be sealed... for 50 years.
[a container is stamped CASE CLOSED
References The Prestige
Puppet on a String
written by Bill Martin
and Phil Coulter
performed by Sandie Shaw See more