Morse finds himself the subject of a murder investigation when his friend, Beryl Newsome, is murdered at a rehearsal of the Magic Flute and he foolishly touches the murder weapon. Morse is suspended and DCI Bottomley, with DS Lewis assisting him, is put in charge of the case. Morse feels that he was set-up and looks to his past to see who, among the many criminals he arrested, might now be setting about seeking revenge. When someone scratches masonic symbols all over his car and he is reported for erratic driving, Morse wonders if Masons may somehow be involved. When a large number of his personal items are found in Beryl's apartment, Morse is placed under arrest.
Did You Know?
Morse is said to be a customer of the Wessex bank - the same (fictitious) bank featured, as the scene of an audacious robbery, in the "Endeavour" episode "Coda", set over twenty years earlier. See more
is billed in the credits as "Piers Gidden" (the same surname as the cast member below him). See more
Chief Inspector Morse
It's quite interesting beiong the hunted for once instead of the hunter. You should try it. Gives you insight into the criminal mind.
References The Man Who Knew Too Much
The Magic Flute
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sung my choir and heard on several recordings including one conducted by Arturo Toscanini See more