Inspector Morse (1990)
Morse : "It's the bloody masons!"
The square and compasses as well as a number of non-masonic symbols are scratched on Morse's car. [00:18:00]
Morse explains the recent events:
Morse : "It's a trial."
Morse then has an exchange with a traffic officer:
Lewis : "What?"
Morse : "An ordeal. The hero has to pass various tests before he can be initiated."
Lewis : "Pressing compasses to his bare chest, and that?" [00:19:00]
Morse : "Somebody's after me. Look at the car!"
When Morse gives Butterworth the secret handshake, the officer exclaims, "Oh, you are a mason!" Morse laughs and replies, "If you people seriously think your childish handshake is a security... I wouldn't put any of you in security!" [00:23:00]
Masonic Mysteries. January 24, 1990 (Series 4, episode 15). Producer: David Lascelles, Director: Danny Boyle, Writer: Julian Mitchell. Carlton/Central Television's series starring John Edward Thaw (3 January 1942 - 21 February 2002) as Chief Inspector Endeavor Morse and Kevin Whately as Detective Sergeant Robert Lewis, Richard Kane as Inspector Bottomley and James Grout as Chief Superintendent Strange.
Butterworth : "The lodge been having some sort of a rally, sir?
Morse : "No, no. of course not."
Butterworth : "Sorry. I'm not supposed to ask." He winks.
Morse : "Oh God, not you too." [00:20:30]
Morse : "No, no, Lewis. Butterworth has his orders, from Grand Master Bottomley I dare say. They have to do what they're told, you know, or they get their throats slit and their tongues cut out and then they're buried at low water mark at midnight. Isn't that right, Butterworth?"