Morse and Lewis investigate the disappearance of teenager Valerie Craven who vanished some six months previously while walking home from her exclusive girls school. Morse is the third detective assigned to the case and is convinced that the girl is by now dead. However, the girl's parents receive a note, purportedly from Valerie. Suspicion falls on a number of people, including fellow students, men named in her diary and some of the teachers at her school. When one of the teachers is killed, the missing persons enquiry becomes a murder investigation.
Did You Know?
A welcome sight of Elizabeth Hurley in the first year of her film career. See more
When Miss Baines falls over the edge of the stairs, it is quite clearly a dummy that is dropped. See more
[meeting Morse for the first time
Morse? Are you the drinker?
Chief Inspector Morse
I don't know. Are you the tyrant?
Flight of the Valkyries
Composed by Richard Wagner
Morse plays a recording of it. See more