Inspector Robert Lewis (Kevin Whately), protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse (John Thaw), and his brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway (Laurence Fox), return to the streets of Oxford and the halls of Oxford University. The three mysteries unraveled here, all of which aired in 2007 over Britain's ITV network, include: "Whom the Gods Would Destroy" -- When an Oxford graduate is found dead near his run-down houseboat, detectives Lewis and Hathaway are thrown into a delicate murder case that implicates one of the university's most prominent figures.
"Old School Ties" -- When a bright young Oxford student is found murdered in a hotel room, detectives Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a case driven by celebrity, scheming, and dangerous sexual politics.
"Expiation" -- When a North Oxford housewife is found hanged at home, it appears to be an open-and-shut case of suicide. She leaves behind a devastated husband and two young daughters, but no suicide note, which leads Lewis to suspect foul play.