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?
Both Colin Dexter and Julian Mitchell are seen, deep in discussion with a third man, sitting at a table behind John Thaw and Kevin Whately in the bar of the Randolph Hotel. The bar is now (last checked in 2019) known as "The Morse Bar". See more
There are two doors; an outer door which opens into the hallway and an inner door which opens into the room. Both doors can been seen clearly when Max is leaving the room and Lewis holds the door for him. See more
This street's called St. Giles and there's been a fair here every September since the Middle Ages. The whole road is blocked for days.
Well, how do people get around?
The character name Shirley Brown and the actress Helena Stevens were the wrong way round in the credits. See more
Referenced in Endeavour: Trove