Inspector Morse

Season 7 Episode 7

The Wench Is Dead

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 1998 on ITV
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Morse collapses during a conference on Victorian crime and is admitted to hospital. To pass his time in bed, he reads a book about the famous Oxford Canal Murder of 1859. A young woman was found dead in the canal, and the local police believed she was the victim of four rough boatmen who were carrying her by barge to London. A murder trial resulted in two of the men being convicted and hanged. Morse becomes convinced there was a miscarriage of justice and he enlists the help of a young police recruit, as Lewis is away on a training course. They trace the physical evidence from the crime, which is still stored in a local archive, and subject it to modern forensic tests. The results lead Morse to unearth an insurance fraud which was the motive for the framing of the boatmen - a fraud which is confirmed by a visit to a neglected grave in Ireland.

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Judy Loe

Judy Loe

Adele

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Juliet Cowan

Juliet Cowan

Joanna Franks

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Sarah Lam

Sarah Lam

Susan Ho

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James Grout

James Grout

Chief Superintendent Strange

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Clare Holman

Clare Holman

Dr Laura Hobson

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