The body of a teenaged girl is discovered, her baby taken her womb. Detectives suspect the child's father, a married man, and task Nikki and Jack with finding the missing child. Thomas uncovers the dead girl's connections with drug dealers, one of whom is a suspect in the murder of a drugs squad officer.moreless
Christmas, 1851, and the Doctor meets a strange man in Victorian England - a man called The Doctor. But can either one of them protect the Earth from the approaching army of metal men?moreless
After a dealer apparently disappears over the side of a cross-channel ferry, Lovejoy acquires two china geese.
Charlie Gimbert, in pursuit of local ambitions, decides to impress the community and asks Charlotte to act as hostess at a Dog Show and Wildlife Auction at Felsham Hall. Lovejoy organises the auction, including his geese - and Charlotte invites him home for a dinner for two.
Morse investigates the reported theft of erotic paintings belonging to Sir Julius Hanbury, a local baronet who is one of those standing for election as the new Master of Courtney College, Oxford. As well as the pictures, Sir Julius himself has also disappeared. Morse finds Sir Julius's dead body, and at first it looks like murder, but the new police pathologist, Dr Grayling Russell, believes he killed himself. Then there is another death which is undoubtedly a murder - but how is it connected with the late Sir Julius Hanbury?
The Duke of Holdernesse needs Holmes's help when his son, Lord Arthur Saltire, is kidnapped from the Priory School. Holmes finds the connection between an old mystery and a teacher who has also gone missing.