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Endeavour: Morse prequel renewed for series four

9 February 2016 2:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour, will return to ITV for a fourth series, due to start filming in Spring 2016...

In the wake of its ratings-hit third run, sixties-set Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour has been renewed for a fourth series.

ITV will welcome Shaun Evans back to the role of the young Endeavour Morse for series four, alongside co-star Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, and more from the Cowley Police Station team.

The new series, set in 1967, is due to go into production on location in Oxford in late Spring of this year, with Endeavour creator and Inspector Morse writer, Russell Lewis, back on scripting duties. Morse novelist, Colin Dexter, will remain a consultant on the series.

Find our series two and three Endeavour reviews here, and see if you agree with our pick of the top ten episodes of the series that started it all, Inspector Morse, »

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Inspector Morse: top 10 episodes

8 February 2016 8:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A king among detective dramas, here are ten of the most complex, macabre and memorable cases faced by Inspector Morse...

Warning: contains spoilers.

Beer, Wagner, a red Jaguar, and Barrington Pheloung’s haunting theme. Those images conjure up one of the most memorable characters in British television. Inspector Morse’s final episode aired in the UK over fifteen years ago, yet the impression left by the hugely popular drama remains indelible. Its popular spinoff, Lewis, finished only last year after nine successful series, while a prequel, Endeavour, has just come to the end of a third four-episode run. The appeal of Morse and his Oxford is clearly as strong as ever.

Inspector Morse ran for 33 episodes between 1987 and 2000 (7 series and 5 specials). Colin Dexter’s bestselling series of thirteen Morse novels provided the basis for the show; twelve were adapted for television, while one, 1986’s The Secret of »

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Endeavour series 3 episode 3 review: Prey

18 January 2016 12:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Endeavour delivers its most unusual case yet, in an emotionally satisfying episode that's rewarding for long-time Morse viewers...

This review contains spoilers.

3.3 Prey

When Ingrid Hjort (Eleanor Williams) goes missing after an evening out, the police can find no trace of the Danish au pair. Her employer, widowed scientist Dr Hector Lorenz (Milo Twomey) claims to know nothing about her disappearance, while her fellow students at the night school she attended are similarly clueless. Thursday’s convinced that the presumed murder is linked to the vicious attack in 1963 that left another young woman in a coma, but in the absence of Ingrid’s body, nothing can be proved.

The investigation soon takes a turn for the macabre when a man’s severed arm is retrieved from the river. The victim, Ricky Parker (David Burnett) was having fun on the riverbank at night with friends when he disappeared without a trace. »

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