A professor of Classics is killed in a hit-and-run incident, and a dispute over some College land may point to a motive for murder. DI Thursday is confounded when an old enemy, a gangster from London's East End, arrives in Oxford. Endeavour takes a break from studying for his sergeant's examination to visit his ailing father, but is soon pulled back to Oxford.moreless
Events come to a head as Hector prepares to leave the BBC and go over to ITV to keep his marriage together.
Gatehouse catches up with Glickman. Gabriel gets nearer to discovering the truth of that fateful night as he uncovers the extent of corruption within the force. Bede gets some unexpected help.
Morse and Lewis hunt a violent rapist who has escaped from prison. They find themselves drawn into an under-world of satanists, and some of them seem more respectable than others.
The team has a confession, but both Jane and Bob believe that the murderer is still at large.
The body of a teenage girl is found and the investigation leads Jane into a community who distrust the police. Jane has recently had an affair with DS Bob Oswalde and he is assigned to the case. A suspect confesses, but Jane and Bob have doubts.moreless