Whilst Thursday investigates a lorry hi-jack and the death of its driver Morse tries to solve the disappearance of married shop worker Frances Porter, discovering that he had just met with her lover Don Mercer. After her body is found at a disused railway halt there is a suggestion that her murder could be linked to an earlier, unsolved crime executed in the same way. When Frances's co-worker Anoushka is killed their employer Marty Bedlo comes under suspicion though Morse believes the killer may be somebody closer to home.
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The story ends with a radio announcement of the murder of Robert Kennedy in America, placing the story as taking place at the beginning of June, 1968. (Kennedy died on June 6th). See more
When DI Box and DS Dawson are first introduced at the police station, the clock remains stopped at 10:41 over several minutes. But we know it's running, because earlier that morning it showed 9:35. See more
[referring to a four-year-old unsolved murder case
They nicknamed the killer "Prince Charming". He took her shoes as a souvenir.
The final credits clue is Parliamentary Trains, which is the fancy term for ghost trains. Ghost trains, like the one in the episode, are still run to keep certain lines from closing. It takes an act of Parliament to close a line. See more
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