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.
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