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?
The lute song played at dinner is John Dowland's 'Flow, My Tears' from 1596. See more
At the beginning of the episode when Laura and Eddie Poindexter arrive at their hotel room, the door opens outwards into the hallway. When we see the shot of Laura Poindexter lying dead on the floor, you can see the door closing as someone leaves the room and the door closes from the inside. When Morse and Lewis leave the room with the coroner, the door once again opens outwards into the hallway. See more
Goddamn it, inspector! If you don't understand temptation, what kind of a policeman are you?"
The character name Shirley Brown and the actress Helena Stevens were the wrong way round in the credits. See more