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Geordie Racer: revisiting an 80s Look And Read classic

7 June 2016 7:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Den Of Geek wheels in the big telly for a fond look back at pigeon crime Look And Read schools series, Geordie Racer…

“Spuggy and Plod weren’t runners. They just didn’t see the point”. And thus the hero of the BBC's Geordie Racer and his dog were endeared to a generation of biscuit-eating 1980s schoolchildren.

Part of the long-running Look And Read series of television programming for schools, Geordie Racer was written by The Bill’s Christopher Russell and first aired in 1988. Its ten episodes told a continuing crime story interspersed with factual spots about the North-East and appearances by Wordy, a floating Henry Hoover/Scrabble set who played songs about gerunds. Wordy was just part of Geordie Racer’s educational framing narrative though, Spuggy was its star.

Richard “Spuggy” Hilton was my kind of people. He wore a Star Trek: ToS t-shirt, had neat »

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Inspector Lewis: PBS Announces Eighth and Final Season Premiere

6 May 2016 6:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48593" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Laurence Fox as Di Hathaway and Kevin Whately as Di Lewis. (C) ITV Studios/Masterpiece.[/caption]

The Inspector Lewis TV show on PBS announces the eighth and final season premieres Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 9:00pm Et. In the Us, the final season, starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox, consists of three 90-minute episodes. Since Inspector Lewis is a sequel series to Inspector Morse, Whately and Fox decided to retire from their roles after 33 episodes, as an homage to John Thaw, who played Chief Inspector Morse for 33 episodes.

In UK, the series is known simply as Lewis. Because PBS combined the second and third UK series into one season, the final season of Inspector Lewis on PBS is considered the eighth. In UK, Lewis, which has already concluded its ITV run, is considered a nine series (season) program. Through the years the »

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Endeavour: PBS Series Returning for Season Three; Season Four Next?

6 May 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48561" align="aligncenter" width="421"] Roger Allam and Shaun Evans. (C) Mammoth Screen/Masterpiece/ITV Studios.[/caption]

We have spoilers for the third season of Masterpiece Mystery's Endeavour TV show, premiering on PBS, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. The UK audience does not have have to worry about Endeavour being cancelled too soon, ITV renewed the drama for a fourth season. Will PBS follow suit and pick up Endeavour, season four? When we know, you will.

A prequel to the Inspector Morse series which starred John Thaw in the title role, Endeavour stars Shaun Evans as the young Endeavor Morse. Roger Allam also stars, as Di Thursday. The Endeavour cast also includes: Anton Lesser, Jack Laskey, Sean Rigby, James Bradshaw, Caroline O'Neill, and Abigail Thaw (daughter the Inspector Morse star).

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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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Severed limbs and intertextuality: your guide to Endeavour's hidden secrets

26 January 2016 8:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

With almost subliminal references to everything from Jaws to Philip Larkin, Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour has become one of the most rewarding crime shows on TV

The third episode of the third series of bracing, 1960s-set Morse prequel Endeavour, which has just ended on ITV, was called Prey. That its chief murder suspect was a tiger need not detain us here. What might, however, is a night-time scene in the woods during which a group of Oxford hippies drink, toke and play the acoustic guitar around a campfire. A young woman makes eyes at a young man over the embers, stands up and runs off, disrobing in readiness for a nocturnal dip in the river. The man fails to join her because he is too drunk to take off his shoes and socks. Anyone else getting a Jaws flashback?

Related: Endeavour: an inspector recalled

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Backtrack review: “An interesting Australian horror…”

26 January 2016 8:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Backtrack: Adrien Brody heads up this interesting Australian horror which sees his character confront the skeletons in his closet. Backtrack

The Australian film community have been working hard in recent years to make a name for themselves within the horror genre. Films such as Housebound and The Babadook have showcased they are capable of bringing the scares and this Friday sees the a new contender enter the ring, Backtrack. Backtrack is a modern mystery with a sprinkling of ghostly happenings.

The film stars Adrien Brody as a psychologist whom, whilst dealing with his grief surrounding the death of his daughter, discovers that his patients aren’t all that they seem. Even more intriguing is the fact that they all appear to have a connection to a traumatic event during his childhood. The only way to get to the bottom of the unfolding events and move on is to go »

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Endeavour series 3 episode 4 review: Coda

25 January 2016 11:55 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Endeavour series 3 comes to a moribund end with its final episode, Coda...

This review contains spoilers.

3.4 Coda

The final episode of Endeavour’s third series opens with a funeral. It’s far from unexpected, given that we’ve been noting disturbing hints of impending tragedy ever since we first learnt of Thursday’s failing health. However, the cortege belongs to someone else entirely: local villain Harry Rose, whose mourners are under the surveillance of none other than Thursday and Strange. The scene neatly encapsulates two of the major characteristics of the show in general, and this series in particular. Its melancholy points to sad events yet to come, while highlighting writer Russell Lewis’ taste for allusions to scenes and characters familiar to fans of Inspector Morse. The gangland funeral in Kensal Green cemetery is a direct reference to a scene in the 1991 episode, Promised Land, and the »

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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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Endeavour series 3 episode 2 review: Arcadia

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

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Thursday's team gains a new member in this week's Endeavour, which marks a return to the show's characteristic suburban drama...

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3.2 Arcadia

With Morse back at work after the dramatic events of the series three opener, it’s business as usual for Oxford’s sharpest detective. When artist Simon Hallward is killed in a terrible fire at his flat, the police initially assume that his death is nothing more than an accident. However, Morse’s attention is drawn to a Teasmaid next to the dead man’s bed that appears to have been the seat of the fire. Further investigation reveals that Hallward was responsible for poisoning food supplied to local supermarket, Richardson’s. This turns out to have been the cause of a mysterious recent ‘tummy bug’ which caused the death of a local woman. Hallward’s links with a nearby commune run »

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Winter offensive: battle for Sunday night TV sees return of drama howitzer

8 January 2016 7:25 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sunday slot for BBC’s War and Peace, Channel 4’s Deutschland 83 and ITV’s Endeavour down to politics and a ‘shared national moment’ as much as ratings

One is a six-part series transporting viewers to the gilded splendour of tsarist Russia. The other, a German-language import exploring the murky world of cold war espionage. And pitted against them both, the young Inspector Morse, a university dropout heading for a long career in detecting.

Welcome to the battle for Sunday night supremacy, in which the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are wheeling out their heaviest programming artilleryin an attempt to dominate the “landmark slots” as the weekend comes to a close.

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- Jane Martinson Media editor

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Endeavour series 3 episode 1 review: Ride

6 January 2016 12:49 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Oxford's finest, DC Morse, is back where he belongs in Endeavour's solid series 3 opening episode...

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3.1 Ride

Endeavour’s second series ended its run back in April 2014, leaving us desperate to find out how the events of its final episode would be resolved. We last saw the young Endeavour Morse in prison, falsely accused of the murder of Chief Constable Standish. His mentor, Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, was at death’s door after his shooting by the real killer, corrupt Assistant Chief Constable Deare. Would Morse be freed, and would Thursday survive the attack? The first of those questions wasn’t too hard to answer for long-time fans of the future Inspector Morse, but the second was considerably more troubling.

Ride begins in summer 1967, a year after the events of series two. It’s a relief to find Thursday alive and back on duty, »

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