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Classic 80's Morse film in March

An American tourist dies within an hour of arriving in Oxford, in this repeat showing of an Inspector Morse film from 1987, the year in which the detective made his television debut.

Laura and Eddie Poindexter (Christine Norden and Robert Arden) are intent on a cultural visit to Britain. Laura has inherited a precious jewel known as the Wolvercote Tongue, part of an Anglo Saxon buckle, which she plans to donate to the city’s Ashmolean Museum.

But within an hour of her arrival in Oxford, Laura is found dead in her hotel room and the Wolvercote Tongue is missing.

Morse (John Thaw) suspects foul play, despite the pathologist’s report that Laura died of a heart attack.

He and Lewis (Kevin Whately) keep a close eye on the group of American tourists. But they find the tour guides Sheila and Cedric (Roberta Taylor and Kenneth Cranham), and museum curator Dr. Theodore Kemp (Simon Callow), also acting strangely.

The Wolvercote Tongue is written by Julian Mitchell, directed by Alastair Reid and produced by Kenny McBain. The executive producer is Ted Childs. It is a Carlton production.

Inspector Morse: The Wolvercote Tongue airs 1 March at 20:30, ITV1.

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