The show which serves as a prequel to Inspector Morse is proving almost as popular as the original itself. Tonight, there is yet another murder mystery for young Endeavour Morse to sink his teeth into. A housewife is found choked to death in her own home, which marks the third strangulation in a month, naturally setting Oxford police and its residents on edge. As a manhunt begins, the detective looks into the origin of the silk stocking used to kill the latest victim, tracing the garment to its sole supplier in the city. However, as the suspect list narrows and the culprit stalks his prey with increasing desperation, Morse and Thursday find their private lives turned upside down and miss an altogether deeper tragedy that is unfolding.